Jump the Stick!

“Jump the Stick!” Friend, April 2021


Jump the Stick!


Here’s a great game that kids like to play in South Africa. All you need is a stick and two or more players.

  1. A player picks a starting point and sets the stick on the ground away from that point.

  2. The player jumps over the stick and then places it where they landed.

  3. The next player now has to jump from the same starting point and try to land past the stick. Then they move the stick to the new landing spot.

  4. Anybody who doesn’t jump over the stick is out. Keep going until you have a winner!

What’s your favorite outside game?


Send us a description of your game (go to the back cover to see how). We’ll publish some of your favorite games so that other kids around the world can try them too!

Friend Magazine, Global 2021/04 Apr

Illustrations by Jeff Ebbeler