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Jump Rope Letters

Use a jump rope to form letters on the ground. Ask your child to name the letters and try forming some letters of his own.

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Extending this activity

  • -For more outside letter learning, draw uppercase and lowercase letters with sidewalk chalk. Children can use paintbrushes with a bowl of water to trace over the letters.

    -Read "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom!" by Bill Martin, Jr. Point out the similarities and differences between pairs of uppercase and lowercase letters.

Adjust for an older child

Using multiple jump ropes, invite older children to spell simple words such as 'cat', 'mom', or 'go'.

Adjust for a younger child

Younger children can practice identifying the letters that the parent makes with the jump rope.

What is being taught through this activity

  • Foundational Literacy/Math Skills: Writing Letters and Words

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2 thoughts on “Jump Rope Letters

  1. My 3 1/2 year old son loved this one. Now every time we go outside to play not only does he ask for us to take out the jump rope, but he also has started asking me what a ‘lowercase (enter random letter here) looks like’ and then he asks me to show him. Thanks ReadyRosie!

  2. Wow! We LOVED hearing that you are going outside to play together AND that learning letters is happening in a fun, playful way. Feel free to tag us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram @readyrosie if your son wants to show off your own take on Jump Rope Letters!

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