Need boredom busters for summer? Are you ready for backyard fun? Dust off the cobwebs when you get these kids games to play on the trampoline. Enjoy sixteen of the best trampoline games for kids . This printable games set includes outdoor games instructions and a supply list. Get ready to have a jumping good time!
There are tons of fun ideas for the trampoline. Have you ever slept under the stars in a sleeping bag? How about jumped on the trampoline with a sprinkler beneath? Have you used chalk to turn the trampoline mat in a Twister board? Who has popped bubbles while jumping? If your child has tried any of these ideas, you likely are wanting to come up with some new activities for the kids.
Fun Things to Do on a Trampoline
Create your own family bucket list for fun trampoline ideas for kids. It can be used year-round or add it to your summer bucket list.
- Play on the trampoline while the sprinkler is underneath
- Get chalk and turn your mat into a Twister board or Hopscotch game
- Use chalk to color on the trampoline
- Have a sleepover and sleep under the stars in your sleeping bags
- Fill the trampoline with ice cubes
- Turn on a bubble maker and direct it to blow bubbles within the net
- Put Dawn dish soap and water on the trampoline mat for a slipper good time (it also cleans!)
- Play classic games like Ring Around the Rosie, Simon Says, or 4 Corners
- Have a sword fight with pool noodles
- Jump on the trampoline after a big snow
- Play Fun Trampoline Games
Trampoline games are great for kids because they can be played over and over. In addition, many of these outdoor games require common things round in your garage. From soccer balls, to soft balls, balloons, a jump rope and more. They bring things out of store and remind us how to have fun without electronics. Get ready to get outdoors and enjoy these fun backyard activities for kids (and even adults!)
Trampoline Safety for Kids
Since many of these games include multiple kids on the trampoline, it’s important to know and have a list of safety tips for the kids. Review these trampoline rules before you get started.
- Have a trampoline net keep the entrance zipper closed when on the trampoline
- An adult must be near by for supervision
- No gymnastics, summersaults or flips.
- Remove all debris from the trampoline
- Review safety materials for the trampoline
- Keep within the assigned weight limit of the trampoline
- Keep fingers away from the springs
What are some fun trampoline games?
Growing up, I recall some incredible games on the trampoline. However, if I try to bring up some of the retro and classic trampoline games with my kids, I completely cannot recall how to play trampoline games or even what resources they required. It’s like a complete mind blank. That was my purpose for creating this printable trampoline games set. The set includes old and new trampoline games and even some land games you can bring to the trampoline mat.
Without further adieu, let’s get starting taking a look at these fun kids trampoline games.
Rock Paper Scissors
How to Play: I bet you have hard of this classic game but have you played trampoline rock paper scissors with your body? Jump on the trampoline and land to make a rock, paper or scissors shape. Slowly eliminate the competition becoming the final winner. We bet this game keeps your heart rate up, especially the longer you are in the competition.
How to Play: In this trampoline game for 3 ore more, players dodge incoming balls or water balloons. Two or more players stand on the outside of the trampoline tossing them toward the center.
Accessories: Balls or water balloons
Pirate Leg Stand
How to Play: Standing on one leg can be a bit of a challenge. How about standing on one leg while on the trampoline or while one person jumps? Be the first player to test your coordination on the mat. Longest standing pirate, wins.
Accessories: Stop watch
How to Play: This classic game is brought from the pit to the spring. “Ga-ga ball!” Can you hear it? Hit with one hand a ball toward another player. If it hits below their knees, they are out. If it hits above their shoulders or bounces out of net, you are out. Make sure everyone has a change to hit. Last person standing wins.
How to Play: A king must keep his castle from being attacked. In this game, the king stands in the trampoline enclosure and avoids balls flying in from the attackers. When the king his hit, a new player becomes the king. The player that is able to be the king the longest, wins.
Accessories: Stop watch and balls.
How to Play: 1, 2, 3, 4, I declare bum war! players jump, land on their bum and jump back to their feed (or knees) in one jump. See who can continue this rhythm the longest, wins.
How to Play: This traditional game goes from the gym to the trampoline. Trampoline dodgeball. Divide the mat with a line of chalk or painter’s tape. Split players into teams of two. Throw balls to peg the other team’s players with the ball. If they catch the ball, you are out. if you hit a player, they are out. The first team to loose all their teammates, wins.
Accessories: Chalk, painter’s tape, softer balls
How to Play: The goal of this gam is to catch the ball mid jump. Every player gets ten tries to air catch. The persona that catches the most balls with ten chances, wins!
Accessories: Tennis balls
How to Play: Similar to “I’m going on a picnic game” only with their body. The first person strikes a pose. The second player strikes the first players pose and their own new post. This cycle continues with the third player and so forth until someone messes up on the order of the poses. The game goes on until you can’t remember all the posses.
Crack the Egg
How to Play: Also called popcorn. One player lays in the middle of the trampoline in a ball position. The other players jump to pop up the egg and have the player release their legs from their hands. If the egg cracks, they are out. Switch places and give another player a chance to be the egg.
Birds in the Nest
How to Play: This fun game continues outside the trampoline net with the center of the trampoline being the bird’s nest. Assign one player to be the bird. They hide different colored balls around the yard. Each runner is assigned a colored ball set. On the start of go, the runners go find their colored balls and bring them back to the birds nest. At any time, the bird can call the runners home and they must counted to ten before leaving the nest again. The runner that finds all their colored balls first, becomes the winner and then the next bird.
Accessories: Lots of colored balls, blindfolds
How to Play: This game is also called Poison Ball. Players avoid various sized balls on the trampoline mat. If a ball touches them, they are out. Players must keep moving.
Accessories: Various size balls or water balloons
How to Play: One person is the caller. Everyone jumps until the caller yells “freeze!” Everyone has to freeze. If your feet hit the trampoline last on the freeze, you are out. Last man standing, wins. Twist this game up with a fun playlist and add music and some cool dance moves. When the music stops, freeze!
Keep It Up
How to Play: How long can you keep a beach ball in the air? What if more are added? This can be a trampoline game for 1 player or many more. Just don’t let the the ball hit the mat.
Accessories: Inflatable beach ball
How to Play: Similar to the game of limbo on you have a rope and go above the limbo line (not below.) Use the trampoline springs to get air and bounce over the limbo line. Each cycle, the line goes a bit higher.
Supplies: Jump rope
Jump Rope Snake
How to Play: Try to avoid a slithering snake. One player waves the snake on the ground. if you get bit (touched) by the snake, you are out.
Accessories: Jump rope
Who are these games for?
The best thing about these games is there are perfect for all ages. You easily transfer each of these games into toddler games or teen games. They even will be enjoyed by playful adults.
Toddlers: Toddlers can easily play all of these games. Young children will need older kids to guide them through instruction and reminder of the rules. If creating a mix of ages, split teams into various ages or create pairs with older and younger kids.
Kids: This game set is perfect for kids. Especially competitive children. They are excellent for exhausting active children.
Adults: Come on adults. Get in on the fun and try not to run over your child in an effort to declared the victor!
Want all these games at your finger-tips? Be sure to download and print this entire list of Trampoline Games.
Printable Trampoline Games Directions & Supply List
Ready to get organized? Get all the games we mentioned above. Download and enjoy 16 of the Best Trampoline Games for Kids. This printable game set includes all the directions you need for trampolining fun.
The digital download set all comes with a list of other fun trampoline ideas and a supply list so you have all the trampoline accessories you need to bring these outdoor games into fruition. Common supplies include timer, whistle, rope, balls and water balloons. Many of the items you likely already have on hand.
Once you print your games, you can laminate them for use over and over. That allows it to be outside in different weather conditions and keep it form getting ripped, wet, or damaged.
Whether you are creating a summer bucket list, planning a birthday party, or just want a list of kids activities at home, you will want to print these Trampoline games today. It’s time to put the play back in your plans. Grab your printable today.
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More Backyard Fun!
The backyard is an oasis of fun? If you are looking for more ideas for the kids, take a look at all these outdoor games you can play in your own yard.
Backyard Games: Play in in a park or in your own yard, these outdoor games are fun for the family, neighbors, or a birthday party. They even can be used at a backyard graduation, picnic or even family reunion.
Minute to Win it Games with Water: Ready to get wet? Take these wet n wild games to the backyard, park or even to the beach. These games include water guns, water balloons, buckets of water and more. Best of all, the games move fast requiring over one minute each. Guaranteed fun ahead!
Outdoor Minute to Win it Games: Have 60 seconds? These outdoor minute to win it games are timed and perfect for keeping a party moving along. They include non-water games as well as a few water games. If you love a fast pace, these are really great quick and easy games. They are getting the kids outside in the fresh air.
Pool Games: Ready to host a pool party? Stop asking what you can do and start doing. Print these pool party games that are perfect for a small group or large gathering. The set includes new, classic and retro pool party games. Make sure to laminate the game set for easy reference of directions and supplies when you are around the swimming pool.
Outdoor Scavenger Hunt: Take the fun outdoors with this backyard scavenger hunt for kids. These 20 rhyming riddles will lead kids on an outdoor scavenger hunt. Have a fun prize at the end or small treasure to collect as you go. They include common supplies found at home.
Camping Games: Sleeping under the stars or just enjoying a twinkling fire pit? These camping games bring instant fun under the stars. Use in the backyard or bring on your next camping trip. They bring great fun to little campers.
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