Before doing any of the steps:

Scatter the jacks.

Place your left hand upright against the ground, forming a “fence”.

Note: the fence must be to the left of the scattered jacks.

  • Toss the ball (upward) with the right hand.
  • Using the right hand, pick up the jack(s) and carry them over to the other side of the fence,

while allowing the ball to bounce. Do not drop!

  • Catch the ball with the right hand; leave the captured jacks over the fence.

…Repeat the steps until all jacks are captured.

Start off with Onesies and continue on with Twosies, Threesies, Foursies, etc.; all the way up to Tensies.

A seasoned player would carry the jacks over using her fingertips, and then crack them on the ground at the same instant the ball bounced.