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Skipping Rope Song

My kids really enjoy this song. I bring it out when preparing/presenting/practicing ti-tiri by isolating just the last line of the song.

We play the jump rope game that goes with it, substituting "Ella" for the name of the kid jumping in. When the people spinning the rope sing your name, you get to run in and jump. If they make it past 4 letters, we just continue counting regularly in a speaking voice.

This song makes an appearance again when we work on tiri-ti. I think they are a little surprised that there was an unknown rhythm in this song since we just isolated the last line previously.

It also is great for reading fa!

 Steady beat (this also helps to make sure that the jump rope is being spun steadily!):
 Rhythmic icons:
 Known rhythms plus icons for new rhythm:
 Introducing our new rhythm. After, I immediately follow with practice reading this rhythm from flashcards and other songs.

 Stick notation with solfa- new note
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 Icons for pitch with lyrics:

 Icons for pitch with solfege - new note:
 Icons on staff:
 After we learn fa, I have repeats of those last slides with fa filled in as the mystery note (both on and off the staff) Below it is pictured on the staff:

Finally we get to read it from the staff in standard notation!

The whole download is available as a PDF on my Teachers Pay Teachers page:

Please feel free as always to comment or email with any questions!



  1. Gosh I love this!
    I don't mean to be a bother, but the tipi-ti with do' on the staff in the last slide is not a P5th but a P4th above so and needs to be on the F instead of G.

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