Finding creative inspiration for outdoor play can sometimes stretch your imagination at the best of times. We’ve got some simple ideas for different activities to do on your trampoline. Spending more than 5 minutes a day on the trampoline builds children's gross motor skills, burns energy and gives them hours of breathless adventure in the shining sun, the elation of mastering the mid-air somersault or overcoming the fear of ‘the back drop’.
The truth is, trampolining is more than just an activity. In fact, it provides fantastic opportunities to develop confidence in your physical ability, giving kids a place to retreat to blow off steam and a feeling of fun and excitement that encourages self-esteem, imagination and adventure.
5 Fun games to try
1. Poison Ball
The Objective: Don’t touch the Ball!
An oldie but a goodie, Poison Ball is best played in accordance to the age, athletic ability and experience of the players. Choose a soft fabric ball (such as our Springfree basketball that comes with the Hoop) that won’t hurt your players if they are ‘tagged’.
The player uses the trampoline space to freely roam while other players outside the trampoline and throw the ball into the jumping zone. The player inside the trampoline pretends the balls are poison while trying to dodge them. If the player inside gets touched by the ball mid-air, he or she is out and must sit out the next round.
2. Anything You Can Do
Objective: Get Competitive!
A fantastic game to play with competitive types, ‘Anything you can do’ encourages the improvement of physical ability and a real challenge on the jumping zone. The aim is to show off your best routines and then have your opponent do a better job of them. WARNING: This highly addictive game can bring out the competitive side even in the most easy going jumpers, so keep it safe with one player at a time!
3. Memory Bounce
Objective: Improve Memory and Have Fun!
The game starts off with one player doing a move on the trampoline. The next player to follow must repeat the first move and then add another. The third player must repeat the first two moves and then add a different move and so on. If someone gets a sequence wrong, that player is out of the game. The last person standing is declared the winner.
4. Cloud Gazers
Perfect for single players, Cloud Gazing was the favourite of many, requiring little to no mobility, a few clouds and just a little imagination. Simply lie on your back and enjoy the gentle waving bounce of your trampoline, spread out on the jumping zone, looking up at the sky. When a cloud passes over, try and make out a shape, or imagine what animal or object it might look like.
5. Tag your Tramp
The trampoline mat is a great surface for drawing and the Springfree mat holds chalk well, so get your kids to create their dream masterpiece on the mat.
Or create little shapes which they have to jump on to get points!
There are so many fantastic games you can play on a trampoline. When limited only by your imagination, you can go on to create games you love or recall activities you used to play as a child on your own trampoline. There really is no better way to provide your family with a fun, innovative and energetic way to spend their time. When modern games include cords, cables and too much time inside away from the sun and fun, a trampoline can be your best purchase to date, giving your kids endless time to develop their confidence and challenge their physical limits.
Whatever your preference in games, know that Springfree trampolines provide the safest and most relied upon trampolines to be enjoyed by your family. All over the world, our state of the art trampolines continue to be acknowledged as the safest, most fun and adventurous way to jump and bounce, twist and turn the day away. For a fitness investment your family will love, make Springfree your first and only choice.