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Thread #56361   Message #881659
Posted By: Neighmond
03-Feb-03 - 03:36 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Skipping Rhymes & Playground Games
Subject: RE: Folklore: Skipping Rhymes & Playground Games
Me again! I am watching a friend's three kids today, and I heard them in the basement (playroom) skipping rope. They were doing a version of IV that went like so:

Cinderella, dressed in yellow
Went upstairs to kiss a fellow
Made a mistake and kissed a snake
How many doctors did it take?

(Jumper counts off until they miss a lick.)

Here is one that is new on me:

Texico, Texico, all the way to Mexico
Do the splits, splits
Chinese Kicks, kicks
Turn around, round
Touch the Ground, ground!

This one is chanted while jumping.

Thanks to Theresa and Amanda,

Chaz