I don’t even even know if kids still play Chinese jump rope today – if not, they definitely should 🙂 – so for those who have absolutely no idea what it is I’m talking about – and for those feeling a little nostalgic 😉 – there’s a video below the comic!
Kandice Jackson says
I love these comics! Are you releasing any new ones soon?
Tall N Curly says
Thank you Kandice! I work on several projects at the same time so I just need to find the time to create new ones. But I always do 😉 A comic about being tall is on the way 🙂
I used to play this with my sisters when we were young!! Haha. Omg the memories.
Well call it Chinese Skip in Jamaica. When us adults are feeling nostalgic we bust it out
Yvette M says
I remember this game. I don’t remember what we used to call it, but it was easy for me (as a tall kid) to win at this game. I wonder why no one liked playing it with me anymore once I got a foot taller than them…
Kim Wicks says
I remember Chinese rope! However, our version is different than the video shown above. Ours had a little chant to it. 🙂 “Up my ladder, down my ladder. A-B-C, my ladder. A, for apple. B, banana. C and take it over”. (corny, I know 🙂 ) It was a rhythmic 1-2-1-2-1-2 count, until you go to the “A, for apple….” part. The foot would go in and out of the rope in the same rhythmic 1-2 count as the chant. Then the person would jump according to the next part; “Jump in it, out it, side by side (one foot in the rope, the other on the outside and then vise versa “side by side”). On it (both feet on the rope), in it (both feel in the rope), off it (both feet outside the rope).” The the person would take one side of the rope, with their foot, and cross it over the other rope and then put the other foot in. The they would jump out. If the person touched the rope or stepped on it, they their turn was over and they were out. But if they successfully jumped out with out touching or stepping on the rope, they the rope would move up higher! 🙂
I tried to find a video on You Tube that depicts my version of Chinese jump rope, but sadly, I haven’t been successful as of yet. I am not deterred, however! I will find one!! 😀
This does bring back some good memories though 😉
Tall N Curly says
Well you remember some DETAILS !! 😀 I don’t remember if we had a chant to it… how could you NOT touch the rope at thigh levels?? loll
You’ve definitely brought back memories. Only, we call it Elastic here in Belize. Never knew it was actually Chinese Jump Rope. Gone are the days when children spent majority of their free time outdoors playing games such as this one. Technology is taking over. As a mommy, I’ll try my best to introduce my 2 year old to things like this, jacks and balls, hopscotch, etc.
P.S. Your comics are awesome. Always a laugh.
Tall N Curly says
Thank you Meghann :))
Chinese Rope, Elastic, Jumpsies, French skipping… it has many names depending on where you come from 🙂
And I’m 100% with you.. I have a 7 yo little nice who spends her life either on – her very own – iPad or on her parent’s iPhones. It’s terrible. As a mommy I’ll do my best too ! Our imagination was all we needed, now you tell a kid “go outside” he says “what for?”. Well I don’t know! Go play with a rock or a twig! 😀
The other day I was at the park and this little guy throws some earth on his friend’s head saying “now you have an earthworm on your head!”, can you believe the other started jumping and screaming like he was on fire and he ended running to his mom crying… I mean…. 🙂