Jumping kids take over White House to try to break world record

A group of Washington-area students jumped at the chance to break a world record with First Lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday.

The group of about 200 school-age kids was invited to the White House to attempt to crush an elusive Guinness Book of World Records feat for the most people to complete at least one-minute of jumping jacks within a 24-hour period. The current record is 20,425 people doing jumping jacks at one time.

The First family’s South Lawn suddenly became a field of jumping bean look-a-likes as the record-breaker seekers started to hop up and down.

The exercise event, which was part of Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign, also brought out some star-studded jumpers - Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan and “Today” show meteorologist Al Roker.

Whether or not the Guinness World Record was broken won’t be known until Wednesday afternoon, when the 24-hour endeavor comes to an end.