Elastics Jingles For Kids

Remember playing elastics when you were a kid? With just a long piece of elastic and a couple of pairs of willing ankles, elastics was the ultimate game of fun.

Even better were the great jingles you sang as you jumped! Such a great retro party game to keep the kids entertained.

What you need:

  • Elastic (about 3 metres) tied or sewn into a circle
  • A couple of friends or two chairs (optional – see notes)


Ah, so many happy days spent playing elastics outside as a child! Get your kids in on the fun by introducing them to the fun.

Just in case you’ve forgotten the accompanying jingles, we’ve dug a few of our favourites out of the archives and given you step-by-step directions on them below. Just print and begin!

If there are not enough children to play, or everyone wants a turn, just pop two sturdy chairs at either end of the elastics and create some make-shift feet.

Elastics game songs

Need a refresher on how to play elastics? Watch Suzy Cato’s video below for the basics.

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