Coffee and Tea

"I like coffee, I like tea, I like (name of next person in line) to come in with me." Then the two jump together, the second person saying the rhyme. When the rhyme is done, the first person runs out, and the new person comes in and jumps with the second person.

Contributed by Cheryl Anderson


One person would be jumping and say this:
I like coffee, I like tea,
I like (person's name) to jump with me.
(That person joined the first person so that two were jumping.  Then,
the following was said:)
One, two, three, change places, seven, eight, nine, change places, etc.
(until the pair missed.  The two would change from right to left each
time they said "change places" and all would keep track of who got the
highest number before missing.)

Contributed by Nicki Platt

Since we didn't jump with more than one person at once we sang it

I like coffee
I like tea
I like the boys
And the boys like me
Maybe so
Maybe so . . .

whatever a person messed up on was their fortune.
also until the yes no maybe so starts up the rope is swung low-back and
forth across the floor instead of in a loop.

Contributed by Erika Salomon

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