Make a large (20’ diameter) circle with chalk if you will be using a long (10’-15’) rope. Make enough X’s on the perimeter of the circle for each player. Caution: Make sure that students know to stay outside of the circle until the rope is low to the ground! Students stand on an X on the edge of the circle. The leader begins slowly turning the rope in a helicopter fashion over his/her head and says “Helicopter, helicopter over my head, I chose a color and the color is… (Insert color).” At that point, the leader begins turning the spin on the ground and the students with the mentioned color anywhere on their bodies or clothes take one step forward and attempt to jump over the rope, which is now low to the ground. Play stops when a student is hit with or stops the rope with his/her feet. The leader then begins again with a new color.


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