Fall 2010 

Lab Four – Dr Walkuski


TJ Crosby

Name: ___________________________________________                 Date: ______________

1.Task one: reflection

2. Task two: jump rope activities/skills

3. Task three: hoop activities


1. After observing and working with the students from Dryden for the past four labs, can you briefly describe, an effective strategy to:

a. get the children’s attention

You can use an instant activity to get the children’s attention.  When the kids come in they are getting out of a full day of class, they don’t want to be taught right away.

b. keep the children’s attention

A good way to keep the children’s attention is by being prepared with many different games since they can get bored so quickly.

c. organize activities for maximum participation

An effective strategy to organize activities for maximum participation is by being prepared with many different games.  These games should be different kinds of games, such as tag games, jump rope games, scoring games, etc.  This will help limit boredom of the students and they will be eager to participate.


Developmental Tasks for Jump Roping



Child’s Name:_____________________________________________                Date: _________________

You and your student will be provided with a jump rope (hopefully you are some what skilled!).  Your task for this station is to crudely assess the student’s ability to jump rope using the checklist on page three and the following tasks:

Developmental Tasks:

1. Have students jump over a line on the ground or floor.  Note the takeoff and landing, do they take off and land with both feet, one foot, or a combination?

Ryan took off and landed with both feet on the ground.

2. Do the same task as in #1 now using a jump rope laid out on the floor in a straight line. Answer the questions from #1.

Now that there is a jump rope laid out on the floor Ryan jumped using a combination.

3. Now, with assistance swing the rope back and forth and observe their jumping behavior.  Are they more precise than in #’s 1 or 2?  What about their take off and landing?

Again Ryan used a combination when jumping and landing.  Ryan would run up to the rope, stop then jump whatever way he could.

4. Can they perform the skill as you and a partner turn the rope?  Any observations/comments?

No, he could not perform the skill as we turned the rope.  He was able to jump high enough but he could not time when the rope was coming down, so it kept hitting him.

Jump Rope Checklist plus Activities

Cues/basic checklist:




Keeps arms at side of the body


Turns rope by making small circles with wrists


Jumps on balls of feet


Bends knees slightly to absorb force of the jump


Makes small jumps over rope


“Advanced skills” checklist:




Two foot basic step (lands and jumps off both feet)


Alternate foot basic step (alternates jumping off left and right foot)


Double side swing and jump

(swing rope once on each side of body, followed by one jump, repeat)


Other Jump Rope Activities:

- jump variations

students jump three/four/ five/etc jumps in a row

alternate hop (one foot), jump (two feet)

beanbag balance

cross arm jump

side to side

- with another “teacher” and student

front door, back door entry hop. Jump, touch

with two jumpers – circle jump

enter front door (alone, with a shadow), enter back door (alone, with a shadow)


Hoop Activities

For today’s lab you will utilize the following activities involving the use of a hoop.

SAFETY – students need to be cautioned about the potential danger of the hoops (stepping on them, swinging them around, tossing them without instructions from the lab instructor or you).

Travel around – have the students place the hoop on the floor and have them show you different ways of traveling around the hoop.

3 different ways – students will demonstrate three different         ways of traveling over the hoop.

Spin and run – see if the children can make the hoop spin like a top. Spin again and have them see how many times they can run around it before it falls to the floor.

Rolla hoop – have students roll the hoop and move along with it (safety issue!).

Reverse hoop - have students roll the hoop with a reverse spin.  Be sure the area where they are rolling the hoop is open. Some modifications: hoop pooch, jump the pooch, kick up.

Electric  hoops         - students pair up, one student holds a hoop slightly above the ground as his/her partner “goes through” the hoop.  If the partner going through the hoop touches the hoop, the other partner makes a “Zzzzap!” sound.

Hoop pass around – students hold hands in a circle, a hoop is placed between two students.  The students attempt to pass the hoop around the group while keeping their hands joined.