Great Games to Play on your Trampoline!
Friday, March 23, 2018
Trampolines are a great way to get kids to stay active and healthy while having fun. Trampolines offer a great workout while being gentle on the joints. To keep interest high and to ensure your children stay active and fit, try these trampoline games:
- Hot Potato: The goal of this game is to not drop or fumble the ball. One or two players should be outside the trampoline while the rest jump on the trampoline. The players on the ground throw a ball to the people on the trampoline. Any child who drops the ball, doesn’t catch the ball or has to stop jumping switches turns with those on the ground. This is an endless game that builds stamina and agility. It’s also a cooperative game where everyone is a winner.
- London Bridge: Have players on the trampoline walk around in a circle, holding hands. As they walk, they should sing “London Bridge” or “Ring Around the Rosy.” When the song reaches the part about falling down, the person who is “it” for that round gets to fall into the center of the circle in the most dramatic way possible. This is a great exercise for younger kids, who enjoy signing and repetition. It is also a great choice for an enclosed Spring-Free trampoline.
- Soft Dodgeball: Have two people with soft foam balls standing on the ground and other players on the trampoline. The players on the ground throw the ball at the players on the trampoline. Any player who is hit by the ball is “out” and joins the others in throwing the ball. The last player on the trampoline wins.
- What Time Is It?: Have one child on the trampoline facing away from the others. The other children call out “What time is it, Mr. Wolf?” The child facing away names a time and the children have to take that many steps somewhere on the trampoline. They then ask the wolf what time it is again. This game goes on until the wolf answers the question with “lunchtime,” and turns around to tag the child nearest them. If they tag another player, that player becomes the wolf.
- Red Rover: Have children line up on opposite sides of the trampoline. Then, have one group of children call out “Red Rover, Red Rover, let _____ come over,” naming a child on the other side. That child must then cross over to the other group, but has to do so in the way they are asked to, whether that’s hopping, skipping, running, bouncing or something else. The other group then gets a chance to ask someone to come over to their side.
Whether you have a Springfree Trampoline or any other brand, these games are timeless fun and encourage physical exercise. It’s important to keep in mind that no matter what game is being played, safety comes first. If you’d like to browse some trampoline options so you can play these games with your children, take a look at the options at Recreations Outlet.
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