hippoSpelling Hippopotamus

Need:  long skipping rope


Spelling Hipp-o-pot-a-mus

You've got the hip (put hand on hip)

The "O" (put arms up in the air in the shape of an O)

The "Pot"  (put arms in front of you -- still in the O shape -- imagine you're hugging a big pot in front of you)

The "Toe" (lift one of your legs up and touch your toe with your hand)

And the "Miss"!  (stop the skipping rope by jumping over it, one leg on each side, when it's on the ground)


(the child should do each of the commands while skipping (er, the "splits" is more like making a V with your legs unless you're really talented)