Jump Challenge

  1. Cooperative Games
  • Any Size

  • Grades 3-5

  • Jump Ropes

  • Less Than 10 minutes

Development Goal

To develop leadership, cooperation, teamwork, verbal communication, eye-foot coordination and strategic and creative thinking.

Skills Practiced:  Balance, agility and endurance.

Before You Start

  • Split the group into teams of five to six.
  • Give each team one regular jump rope and one double dutch jump rope.
  • Assign each group a jump area, giving enough space for all teams to jump.

Set Up

Find an open area safe for jumping.

How to Play

  • Each team will have 30 seconds to get as many jumps completed as possible, and everyone must jump at least once.
  • After each round, encourage the teams to huddle up and discuss new strategies so they can get more jumps.


  • Give the teams more or less jump ropes.
  • Make a suggestion to tie the ropes together and have more than one person jump at the same time.