Tuesday, August 23, 2011


  • Play with a jump rope.
  • Play with a jack-in-the-box if you have one. Count how many turns of the handle it takes to make Jack jump!
  • Jumping Jack Coloring
    1. Print out and color the jack-in-the-box coloring page below.
    2. Finish by writing a letter J inside the star.
    3. If the kids are full of energy, put the crayons at one end of the room and have them JUMP to get one crayon, then JUMP back to color with it. Repeat for each color Smile
  • Be a Jack-in-the-Box
    1. Let the kids get into a large cardboard box with a lid.
    2. Pretend to turn the handle.
    3. Sing the tune to "Pop Goes the Weasel" (click the link for music) and let the kids “POP” out!
  • Count down from 10 to 1, then jump as high as you can.
  • Have Jumping Races
    • in a pillowcase
    • 3-legged race
    • jump backwards
    • one foot
    • big & little jumps
    • loud jumps & quiet/tip-toe jumps

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