Trampolines are great fun to bounce on until someone gets hurt. But before you ban all trampoline games and activities, establishing safe games to play and informing yourself on some trampoline safety will prevent injuries and increase the overall entertainment and fun for you and your child.
Best Games to Play
According to Vuly, there are many great trampoline games out there. Some great ones are Piggy in the Middle, Poison Ball and Castle Attack, but the ultimate games to play are Crack the Egg and Bum Wars. Crack the Egg is recommended for children 4 and up to play with a minimum of three players. One player sits in the middle of the trampoline in the fetal position and the rest of the players jump on the trampoline until the player in the middle breaks his or her hold or cracks. It is a fun game for players and spectators alike. Bum Wars is recommended for children 5 and up with a minimum of two players (adults can play too!). The object of the game is to drop on your bum and land on your feet again without double bouncing. If you double bounce either on your feet or bum, you are out. Playing with adults makes the game more fun because the weight difference makes it a bit more challenging for the kids, so get in there and have fun with your children together.
It is important to stay safe while having fun, both at home and at a trampoline park. According to Hughey Law Firm, trips to the emergency room due to injuries at trampoline parks increased from 581 in 2010 to 6,932 in 2014. Encouraging your child to follow the safety rules at trampoline parks will decrease the possibility of him or her getting hurt. It is also important that your child wears any safety equipment that the park recommends and provides to further prevent injury. At home, having a safety net around the trampoline will prevent your child from falling out and getting injured. It is also important to check the trampoline for everyday wear and tear and get it fixed to prevent injury.Playing on trampolines are a fun way for you and your children to get some daily exercise, especially when safety measures are properly taken to prevent injuries and unwanted visits to the emergency room. So get out there, have fun and start jumping!