10 Fun Things To Do On A Trampoline For Kids & Adults
If you are the coolest parents in the world and have bought your kids a trampoline, you’re no doubt all excited to see what that little bad boy can do. Owning a trampoline is a terrific way to have fun as a family and keep up a decent amount of exercise for you and the kids, particularly during winter. Known as rebound exercising, jumping on a trampoline can shed those unwanted kilos in winter like crazy. In fact, a study by NASA found that rebounding exercise is 68% more beneficial than running.
So, now that you’ve discovered the incredible health benefits of owning a trampoline, here are 10 other fun things to do with a trampoline.
1. Create The Ultimate Ball Pit
If you own a trampoline with an enclosure, then you’ve got the perfect location for the ultimate outdoor ball pit! If you don’t already own plastic ball pit balls, you can grab a bag of 50 for next to nothing at Kmart or Big W. Fill your trampoline with as many coloured balls as you wish and you’ve got yourself a bouncing ball pit.
2. Just Add Water
This one is a great summer activity but can also be fun on a sunny winter day. Kids will love the excitement of adding water to the trampoline surface and seeing how the water jumps along with them. For added adrenalin, put a sprinkler underneath the trampoline and watch as the sprinkles fly up through the surface.
3. Trampoline Tag
A terrific game for toddlers, Trampoline Tag will keep the little ones entertained for hours as they try and catch you while running along on the trampoline. Trampoline Tag is best played in an enclosed trampoline to keep your little ones secure.
4. Build A Fort
Create a classic childhood memory by building a fort on the trampoline. This can be done during the day or can extend into the night for a cosy slumber party. Kick the wow factor up a notch by adding fairy lights to the top of the trampoline enclosure.
5. Trampoline Yoga
Take your exercise routine to new heights with Trampoline Yoga. The stretchy surface of the trampoline will really test your balance, your core strength and burn off those extra winter calories!
6. Dodge The Animals
Another fun game to play with toddlers, Dodge The Animals sees your stuffed animals become the taggers and your kids become the tag-ees. Start by adding one or two stuffed animals to the trampoline and watch as your kids jump and try to avoid being “tagged” by the bouncing animals. The more animals you add, the more challenging it gets!
7. Go Backyard Camping
No need to travel far, take the kids camping in the backyard! Just grab some pillows and sleeping bags and sleep under the stars right on your trampoline. It’s suuuper comfortable. And with the safety net, you won't have to worry about rolling off. Plus if the kids do want to leave, there's no long journey home!
8. Outdoor Cardio
Trampoline cardio is an excellent activity for the whole family to keep active and fit. Turn on some music and get the kids up and moving with some jumping jacks, burpees, and lunges.
9. Chalk Twister
Chalk Twister is like real Twister only you’ve got the added challenge of balancing on a bouncing surface! Use some chalk to draw the colourful Twister circles, and you’ve got yourself one very challenging game.
10. Jump And Grab
Another great way to make use of your trampoline enclosure, attach a bunch of colourful streamers to the top of the enclosure and make it a race to see who can grab the most streamers.
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