No matter what age you are or what generation you’re from, trampolines are so much fun. While many daytime hours may be spent playing on your trampoline, have you ever considered going on your trampoline at night? This adds a whole new element to the fun and games. It is sure to bring endless laughs and smiles to your back garden. With this in mind, here are some awesome children's games to play on your trampoline at night!
Awesome Children's Games to Play On Your Trampoline at Night
Kids love them as they can simply jump around, chase each other, attempt to perform and master tricks. They can just waste hours of their day having a blast either by themselves or with their friends. For adults, it’s a chance to get involved in a fun activity with our kids while letting our inner-child out for a little while to play. There are so many fun trampoline games to play….and these next four will be a hit for sure!
Don’t let the odd name put you off; this classic trampoline game is made even more fun when you enter the realms of night. It’s highly recommended that you have some netting on around your kids’ trampoline to stop kids and adults falling off but here’s how you play. This can be played with a minimum of two players. You could have as many as you deem safe (recommended four, depending on the size of your trampoline).
You start by doing a few of the following to warm up, but then you have to complete one bounce on your bum and one on your feet and continuously alternate. If you do one of either of them twice, you’re out of the game and the last person standing wins! Perfectly for a twilight hour into night-time, this will guarantee hours of fun.
Stealth & Seek
Very similar to normal hide and seek but you’re on a trampoline, and you’re in the dark. Before you start, select someone to be the hunter, get everyone else onto the trampoline before releasing the hunter. Then, the children on the trampoline can then sit, walk or bounce their way around the trampoline without getting caught by the hunter. If you’re caught, then you’re out.
The best way to play this game is to have three children, two running and one hunter. The children should start by sitting or walking slowly. The hunter will need to feel the movements on the trampoline. If they get close, simply bounce fast and work together to avoid getting caught.
I wanted to call this one Glowstick Gatherer, but my youngest insisted that I call it explorer! What we did was to go down to our local store and purchase a ton of glow sticks, and I mean a ton. In the end, we managed to get around 400 for $10.
Once it becomes night-time, we then covered our trampoline in them, I mean, imagine 400 glow sticks (rings) on your trampoline at night? Then we folded up some slips of paper with the name of the glow stick colours on them, but we found that you could also use a Twister board, as long as the colours as the same. Then, pick out a colour and the kids will rush the trampoline, trying to get as many of those colours as they can! The kid with the most after 20 seconds wins! This is a perfect game to play on your trampoline at night!
Night-Time Trampoline Shoot Out
This one is a great way for the kids and their parents to get involved with. First, you’ll need to get yourself a load of soft plastic balls. These are the kind you would fill a ball pit with. Then, split into two teams. One team then jumps onto the trampoline and then starts to run, bounce and just try to stay away from the balls.
Then, once everybody gets going, the other team need to start throwing the balls at the trampoline into the dark with the aim of knocking out the other team. Obviously, you don’t need to throw the balls hard; underarm throws are ideal.
What’s more, there are a ton of ways you can mix up the game. If a kid of the trampoline finds a ball, they can throw it back. If it hits a thrower, they can be out for the rest of the round. You could also have the kids knocked out by the throwers then join the throwing team leaving the last person standing the winner. To make things even more exciting, substitute the balls for shots from a water pistol!
What is Your Favorite After Dark Trampoline Game?
So, these are a few great ways to get your kids involved at the night-time and let them have a lot of fun on the trampoline. If you know of any other fun trampoline games suitable for night-time, feel free to let me know in the comments below. Be sure to check out these fun DAYTIME trampoline games for more ideas!
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