Summertime is just around the corner, and for many families, this means an abundance of play dates and parties to plan. If you’re searching for an activity to keep the little ones entertained, look no further than trampoline games. Here, we share our favorite games that we think your family and guests will enjoy.
Popcorn is a classic trampoline game that’s been known and loved for decades. To participate, you’ll need at least two jumpers. One or more participants will sit on the mat while holding their knees to their chest. They’ll hold on tight and try to remain in an upright sitting position while one jumper bounces on the trampoline and tries to “pop the popcorn.”
For a fun party or get-together activity, grab a stick of chalk and let the kids create a hopscotch pattern on the trampoline mat. This won’t damage the material, and it’ll be easy to rinse off with a hose.
Hot Potato can be played with just two participants, but three or more is ideal. You probably know the drill: quickly toss a ball or similar object around the group, allowing no more than a second or two to catch the “hot potato.” As soon as someone drops the ball or holds onto it for too long, they’re out.
Follow the Leader
Follow the Leader is a great mix of memory skills and improvisation. In this game, one player starts off by demonstrating a move that the rest of the group will imitate. As each player’s turn arrives, he or she will repeat the previous movements and add a new one at the end of the sequence. The first participant to forget the pattern will be out of the game.
Dodge ball is always a fun activity, but you can amp up the excitement by offering the trampoline version of this well-known game. To play, one jumper should stand in the center of the mat while other participants surround the outside of the trampoline. When the jumper is ready to start dodging, allow the other group members to toss soft, memory-foam balls to tag the bouncer. As soon as the jumper is tagged, he or she will be out and join the rest of the group on the ground, and the tagger will have a chance to try the dodging challenge. To make it easy to identify who tagged the jumper, it’s best to have multicolored balls on hand so each participant can be assigned their own color.
These trampoline games are sure to be a hit at your children’s next birthday party or play date. However, it’s important to keep in mind that supervision should be provided at all times when kids are at play on the trampoline. If you’d like to add a new trampoline or playset to your yard, please get in touch with our team at Backyard Dreams. We’re here to help you select the perfect product for your needs, and we’ll handle the hard work of delivery and installation.