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Trampoline Fun!

Where do I even start!? From jumping by yourself, to double bouncing your friend and so much more! Our trampoline has always been such an important part of our outdoor play!

With two pre-school aged children, Melbourne COVID lockdown, endless energy and the need for fresh air our trampoline was getting an absolute workout.

We had a 6FT Plum trampoline but with how much we used it, we decided to upgrade to the 8ft Plum Space Zone. Not only were the kids excited about this, so was my nephew who inherited our ‘old’ trampoline!

Ok, so we love the trampoline but why?

Encouraging Aidan and Evie to use their gorgeous energy in a positive way is HARD, especially when we are stuck at home. Have the trampoline as a crazy zone outlet is just perfect for the moments when they need to bounce off the walls….because they literally can!

Physical exercise is not only something my kids love it is a necessity! Did you know the Australian Department of Health states ‘ Preschoolers (aged 3 – 5 years) should spend at least 180 minutes a day in a variety of physical activities, of which 60 minutes is energetic play such as running, jumping and kicking and throwing, spread throughout the day.’

That is 3 HOURS! EVERY.SINGLE.DAY!

Stuck for ways to play on your trampoline?

Here are just a few that will not only inspire your active children but will make them laugh too! I use a lot of these, especially in the cooler months as it encourages the kids to move outside and keep their bodies moving!

Balloon Party

You can do this with 1 balloon or 20, it really doesn’t matter! The way the balloons jump, bounce and float within the trampolines safety enclosure is just so much fun! Throw them to friends, try and jump on them, whatever you feel like!

Water Balloon Jump

Although this balloon was very hard to pop, I recommend doing it on a warm day! This is a 90cm latex balloon from our local party store. I filled it with water, tied the top and let the kids at it. It ended up taking 3 hours for this one to pop, that is three hours full of jumping, crashing and giggling.
This also works with standard balloons but of course you can’t fill them with quite this much water.

Drawing

Have you ever tried drawing on your trampoline with chalk? The colours are SO vibrant! Draw some shapes, jump on the shapes until they disappear and then start again. If it is a warm day, grab the hose once you have finished and get the kids to clean the trampoline!

Trampoline Bed

Too cold to go outside? Take your doona and some pillows and make a warm and cosy trampoline bed. Don’t forget some books and maybe even a nice warm cuppa! Be warned though, there is a high possibility this will turn into a game of ‘No more monkeys jumping on the bed’.

Snack Time

If your kids are anything like mine, the eat allllll day!
Why not take it outside and have a picnic on your trampoline!

Chuck it out

This one doesn’t need anything fancy, you can use a shoe, a jumper, a ball….anything soft-ish you have laying around! 1 person stands outside the trampoline the others inside the trampoline. The aim of the game is to empty the trampoline, but the outside player has to fill the trampoline! Throwing things up, out, running, chasing and trying to beat each other!

Sprinkler Trampoline

The perfect summer game, those days when it is too hot to run around but there is still lots of energy trapped inside us!
Pop a sprinkler under your trampoline and GO!

What’s the point? Trampolines are AWESOME and there are SO many different ways for you to play with them.

My kids love them, I love them, they are a wonderful outlet for their beautiful energy.

So, tell me, what is your favourite way to play on a trampoline?

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