It's the summer school holidays and the kids are likely to say those dreaded words at some point; "i'm bored"!
Well never fear good citizens, Springfree to the rescue! Fighting evil, and boredom!
It’s no secret, kids love superheroes! Dressing up as a caped crusader and turning your trampoline into superhero headquarters will send your kids imaginations into over-drive; and will provide hours of fun! Using your powers for good, to save the family pet from the neighbour's evil cat, having secret superhero meetings in the hero's lair – there's just so much you can do with a superhero themed day of fun!
Many child behaviour experts tell us that superhero play can promote confidence, patience, empowerment, helpfulness, a sense of right and wrong, even healthy food choices! So in the name of safe backyard fun, developing imaginations and encouraging our kids to eat their vegetables (like Superman does!), here are 5 fun ways to dress up your backyard (and each other) in true superhero style.
You’ll even find a selection of bright and fun superhero themed printables to dress up your trampoline and the kids throughout this article.
Let’s get your backyard (and your trampoline) ready for a superhero hideaway!
When it comes to creating a superhero cave or lair, a Springfree Trampoline makes it easy! (If Santa hasn’t delivered your trampoline yet, you can always create a secret cave using boxes and/or outdoor furniture and cover using sheets and towels).
If you're lucky enough to own the world's safest and world's first smart trampoline, it's easy to turn your Springfree Trampoline into a Superhero Cave! It already looks the part with its black, shiny mat and enclosure!
We’ve made it easy to set the Superhero scene: dress up your trampoline and yourselves by printing out and colouring in these printables:
Prepare recyclable cardboard, cut into required shape (circles, diamonds, triangles). Print off, colour in and cut out the superhero badge printables, then stick onto the cardboard cut outs. Dress up your t-shirts, capes, hats etc by sticking the badges and sign printables using masking tape.
Prepare recyclable cardboard, cut into required shape. Print off, colour in and cut out the superhero sneaker logo printables. Stick onto cardboard and cut out. Hole punch evenly to ensure they line up with shoe laces.
Print off, colour in and cut out the supplied superhero bunting printables. Using the hole-punch, create two holes on the flat edge (so the point of the triangle is down) and create two holes: one in the left corner and one in the right corner. Feed the tie through each triangle with string. Once you have created a row of bunting, gently fasten it to the top of your trampoline (superhero hideout) net banding using a bull clip.
There’s no need to spend a fortune on superhero costumes with these handy printables using scraps of materials like cotton, satin, felt etc.
Print and cut-out the supplied superhero mask – use these as stencil template to cut out your material. For the superhero wrist band simply grab an old stubby holder and decorate with cut out and colour printables.
Superheroes are all about making things safe! So here are some superhero tips - our 5 safe jumper rules to follow when playing on your Springfree Trampoline.
1. NO FLIPS: Untrained jumpers can land on their head and neck, causing serious injury.
2. ONE AT A TIME: Having a single jumper eliminates the chance of collisions and injuries. And NEVER DOUBLE-BOUNCE!
3. SUPERVISE: A responsible adult should keep an eye on the jumper.
4. SAFE CLEARANCE: Keep enough space around the trampoline (we recommend 1.5 metres) to allow room for the net to flex out. It’s also important to have safe overhead clearance of 6m.
5. KEEP IT LOCKED: Zipping the net when the trampoline is not being used will keep unwanted jumpers away.
And for safe superhero play with our FlexrHoop™, here are some other superhero guidelines;
Now that we've covered the safety rules every superhero needs to follow to combat evil and injury, it's onto the fun parts of being a superhero like the feeling of flying!
One of the most popular Smart Trampoline games on tgoma is Alien Stomp! Put your caped crusader to work to stomp those aliens, and save the backyard from their wrath! With our smart trampolines, sensors on the mat detect your every move, as your jumps control fun, educational and active games on tablet!
Here are some safe moves to test out your superpower skills with the Flexrhoop™!
Grab a blue sheet, your skyline cut outs, white cardboard cut-out cloud shapes or cushions and toy planes. Now get the kids to pretend they’re flying. Take a snap shot from above and you have your own Superhero snap shot! Another great shot for superheros with capes is an action shot jumping on your Springfree, with arms extended in front – the cape will catch the air, creating some great superhero action shots!
Now go forth and create your very own superhero trampoline headquarters and save your backyard from the neighbourhood villians.