Spring break is here! Want to get your kids out of the house? Need some fresh trampoline games ideas?
Check out the Kangaroohoppers 8 super fun spring break games to play on the trampoline to help the whole family stay and play safely at home.
Trampoline Safety Tips
While trampolines are designed to be safer than they used to be, that doesn't mean you still shouldn't take some precautions. Here are some trampoline safety tips for kids. Before your child plays, review these rules with them and remind them of the importance of staying safe on the trampoline.
· Trampolines always require adult supervision.
· Always use a safety net around the trampoline.
· There are no gymnastics exercises or stunts such as somersaults or flips.
· Never allow children to bounce off the trampoline.
· To prevent young children from getting into the vehicle unsupervised, do not place ladders or chairs near the trampoline.
· Make sure your trampoline is on a clean, flat area free of potential hazards such as fences, hedges, trees, washing lines or other equipment.
· Always look carefully at the safety materials that came with your trampoline.
The Benefits of Trampoline Play
1. Good for cardiovascular health
Trampoline exercise can promote children's cardiopulmonary function, accelerate blood circulation, strengthen metabolism, develop cardiac muscle, and strengthen contractility. In the process of trampoline exercise, children enhance the function of respiratory organs, which has a good effect on preventing common diseases of the respiratory tract.
2. Grow taller easily
Trampoline exercise can enhance the function of various organ systems of the child's body and make the child physically fit. At the same time, trampoline exercise acts as a mechanical stimulus to the bones. Therefore, it can promote bone growth and accelerate the growth of the child's height.
3. Exercise your child's limbs and build muscle strength
A series of conditioned reflex training on the trampoline enables children to establish connections in the brain center through these tactile stimulation and muscle training, which can make children's movements more sensitive and muscles developed.
4. Beneficial for children's intellectual development
Trampoline exercise can promote the development of the nervous system. Various tricks on the trampoline can gradually form and develop children from disordered movements to differentiated, purposeful and coordinated movements, which is a good adjustment to the nervous system. In addition, trampoline exercise can improve children's attention to learning. After participating in physical activity, children were more attentive when studying and their academic performance improved.
Several balls or dolls are placed on the trampoline, and everyone has to jump or run around the trampoline without letting the “poisonous” balls touch them.
If a ball touches someone, that person is out and has to sit down on the edge of the trampoline.
The last person jumping is the winner.
Two children sitting on opposite sides of the trampoline hold a jumprope between them and wave it side to side on the trampoline mat like a snake.
The other children are the fearless adventurers who have to jump back and forth over the snake without touching it.
The children who are holding the rope should start by waving it just a little and very slowly.
Then they can wave it harder and faster as the game continues.
Alternatively, they can wave the skipping rope up and down as fire for the adventurers to jump over.
3.Popcorn/Crack the Egg
One child is the popcorn and curls up on the trampoline mat, holding his knees to his chest.
The other children try to “pop the popcorn” by bouncing either on their knees or carefully on their feet.
When the popcorn “pops” by letting go of his knees, the popcorn trades places with one of the other players.
(This game provides kids with a physical exercise while simultaneously strengthening their memory.)
To start, draw different shapes around the trampoline with chalk.
One child jumps between two shapes and the other child has to repeat the sequence.Then that child jumps between three different shapes and the other child tries to copy that sequence.
The players continue taking turns creating a sequence for the other child to copy, increasing the number of shapes in the sequence with each turn.
When one child cannot remember the correct sequence of shapes, the other chid wins.
Using sidewalk chalk or painter’s tape, make the classic hopscotch on the trampoline.
6. Freeze bounce
Everyone bounces around the trampoline at the same time and then a designated referee will yell “freeze!!” Everyone has to stop bouncing and the last person to have their feet hit the trampoline or the last person to stop moving loses.
7. Wild Boar
In this enhanced game of tag, one child is designated as the Wild Boar and is blindfolded.
The Wild Boar runs around the trampoline trying to catch one of the other children. When the Wild Boar catches someone, the Wild Boar has to guess who they caught.
If the Wild Boar guesses correctly, the person who was caught becomes the new Wild Boar.
If the guess is wrong, the Wild Boar must try to catch someone else.
8. Throw the Ball to the Basketball Hoop
Around the World - Begin shooting from one side of the basket and then move to a new location with each successful shot. Mark different locations around the trampoline mat for your opponent to make on their turn. If you miss a shot in your game, you get one more chance to sink it or your turn ends. Whoever goes completely around the world first, wins!
Buzzer Beater - Set the timer. Try and make as many baskets as you can before the buzzer goes off. Highest score wins!
Three-Point King - Practice shooting as far away from the trampoline basketball hoop as you can get while on the trampoline. Highest score wins!
Trampoline FunWhile my kids were perfectly content with jumping and chasing on the trampoline for hours, it was also fun to see their imagination and creativity while playing trampoline games and taking on new challenges. The best part about watching them is seeing their imaginations come to life as they create new games or new ways to play classic games. Today, I'm going to share some of our family's favorite trampoline games. Some of them are classic games and some are new to us.
The fun doesn't stop on trampolines, and it doesn't have to be just for kids. There are plenty of fun games that kids can plan, and parents can join from outside the trampoline. Or, if you really want your kids to have fun, go there and play with them! I hope you and the whole family are having fun while enjoying all these trampoline games and activities.
Get creative with your trampoline game
The most important thing about playing trampoline games is to have fun! Don't be afraid to get creative and make new games and rules all the time. Kids are often incredibly creative, so make sure to play along with their game even if the rules don't make much sense. Trampolines are a great way to get some exercise this summer without getting too far from home. We hope you and your kids enjoy these fun trampoline activities this summer.
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