Have you ever seen jump bands? They are a new piece of equipment I have been trying out. They are long, stretchy bands with a handle on each end. Two players stand across from each other and hook the handles of 2 bands over their feet (kind-of like chinese jump rope). Those two players then jump in rhythm — in, in, out, out, in , in, out, out (feet together, feet apart). The jumper(s) jump opposite the band holders — feet apart for 2 beats then together for 2 beats. It is a very active activity for both jumpers and holders. After my students got the basic rhythm down, I let them get creative. Some did cartwheels or break dancing moves through the moving bands. Other crossed four bands into an “x” and got a group going around in a circular motion. We ended by lining up 8-10 sets of bands on the gym floor. All holders jumped the rhythm together. The rest of the class lined up and went down the row with this rhythm — one foot in, 2nd foot in, 1st foot out, 2nd foot out. It was a lot of fun and great exercise.