Toys of the Eighties, Chinese Jump Rope
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This was an elastic-type rope placed around the ankles of two people while the third would jump in-out-side to side-on in then out again with different variations.

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jen - April 28, 2007 - Report this comment
i remember when we were in school thats all we would do at recess. you could buy them or make your own! best game ever!
Melissa - July 16, 2007 - Report this comment
Ditto! "In, Out, Side, Side, Step, In, Out!" I have a bunch of rubber bands on my desk, I think I need to make one. Oh, and we used them to do cat's cradle too...
Elsje - July 25, 2007 - Report this comment
Yes, I remember these! Mostly used ours for Cat's Cradle.
sam - August 17, 2007 - Report this comment
fawnya - October 07, 2007 - Report this comment
Every recess like in 1st and second grade I think--Singles and doubles -on...ankles, knees - and thighs.
SeaStar - February 05, 2008 - Report this comment
We used to play this at school, but only when I was in elemetary school. I don't think my classmates enjoyed it as much as I did.
Kelly - March 12, 2008 - Report this comment
Mine was used for cats cradle most of the time too
Michelle - June 10, 2008 - Report this comment
I was just makinf this for my daughter. 2, 4, 6, 8, out, in, out, on. ankles, knees, and thighs
Joyce - October 20, 2008 - Report this comment
Oh my gosh! I LOVED CHINESE JUMP ROPE! I'm busting up over here with everyone that said, "2, 4, 6, 8, out, in, out, on" and "ankles, knees, thighs". Haha! I remember being the Chinese jump rope nazi yelling, "YOU TOUCHED!!!"
Cindy - November 28, 2008 - Report this comment
I used to play this non-stop even by myself with two chairs at home holding the jump rope and I remember having to repair many chinese jump ropes. Ours would have knots all along them. The rubberband ones would hurt the little girl hairs on your legs if you missed the "on" part. Ouch.
sam - December 05, 2008 - Report this comment
oh i remember the days. i wish i could find one again i would buy it and get all the adult women outside playing lol
Scott - February 19, 2009 - Report this comment
I used to play with my sisters.
Lori C. - April 26, 2009 - Report this comment
OMG! These were the sh-T. We used to play ALL the time. These were so many different levels and they all had names. I don't remember what any of the names were, or the jumping steps to them. I kinda rememebr the first level. And there seemed to have been one called the
sheb - May 06, 2009 - Report this comment
I was addicted to this game! I'm trying to figure out all the different levels. There is regulars, skinnies, fatties, scissors. I know there are more but can't remember.
Penny Miller - May 29, 2009 - Report this comment
I played as a kid on the school bus! My daughter and I are trying to remember how to make the "broom"... If anyone knows will you please comment? Thank you :)
Joyce Partida - October 18, 2009 - Report this comment
HAHA! OMG I actually googled chinese jumprope and came to this site! Oh the memories...Sheb -Good memory about Regulars, skinnies, Fattsies. I found some online and I am definately getting one for my daughter!
Jenny - November 29, 2009 - Report this comment
My mom made one out of elastic wastebands from white bike shorts. Then you lifed up a chair and put it in the jump rope and lift up another chair and put it in the rope. After that u would pull each end of the rope up the chair leg and position the chairs a few feet apart.
Cionn - January 25, 2010 - Report this comment
I had one, but lost it as a kid.
Faby - June 05, 2014 - Report this comment
My all time favorite game in elementary! It was super popular!!! I also remember an "under buts" level!having to jump with both feet then with one! Sooo much fun!! Need to find one and remember rules!!

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