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P.E. Central Lesson Plan: Pumpkin Patch
Jump rope skills must have been practiced/taugh like basic double bounce, single bounce, 1 foot, backwards jumping, straddle jumps, skier jumps, stride jumps, single side swing, double side swing, and bell jump.
Purpose of Activity:
To provide students with additional practice jumping rope.
Suggested Grade Level:
Materials Needed:
Orange pumpkin cut-outs with the jump rope skills and the number of repetitions written on them;
Lesson Plan:
Description of Idea

Place a large hoop in the center of the activity area for the pumpkin patch. Place the pumpkins face down inside of the hoop. Each student should have a jump rope.

As the students enter the gym hand them a pumpkin card that contain a jump rope skill and the number of repititions the student should complete. Before they start review the jump rope skills with the students.

Have them get a jump rope and a good self space to practice their jump rope skills. Explain that when they finish the skill on their card they go to the pumpkin patch and exchange their card for another.


The same idea can be used for fitness skills, throwing and catching skills, and locomotor skills. Set equipment on the perimeter of the gym which the students use to complete the task on the pumpkin card.

Assessment Ideas:

Have the students keep the card face up on the floor while they are jumping so you can see if they are using the correct skill.

Adaptations for Students with Disabilities:

Non-rope jumpers can repeat the jump rope pattern without the rope. Students in wheelchairs can turn the rope for others (use a longer rope or extend the handle using a lummi stick).
Sharon Welch who teaches at Seldens Landing in Leesburg, VA. Posted on PEC: 11/3/2002.
This lesson plan was provided courtesy of P.E. Central (
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