This game is also known as Elastics, Chinese skipping or Chinese jump rope.
Two people are the “enders” and stand inside the loop of elastic. They stretch the elastic into a rectangle shape by standing with their feet slightly apart. To start with the elastic should be at ankle height.
The jumper then has to perform different hops and jumps, jumps in and around and on the elastic.
These jumps can be done whilst chanting skipping rhymes or songs.
If the jumper is successful in completing the rhyme (and the jumps) the height of the elastic is raised to the knees, then the thighs, then the waist!
See the message board for jumping ideas and rhymes for French skipping.