Hula hoop games and activities for kids are super motivating and fun ways to promote gross motor skills like coordination, endurance, balance, strength, and more.
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And now that spring has officially sprung…it means that we can spend hours out in the yard doing our favorite spring activities and family activities without getting frostbite! Hooray! So get out there and give some of these a try!
10 Creative Hula Hoop Games and Activities for Kids
1 || Rabbit Hole from The Inspired Treehouse
One of our all-time most popular posts on the blog, Rabbit Hole gets kids working and moving as a team – perfect for parties and play dates!
2 || Hula Hoop Rag Rug from Sisters Guild
This is SO cool. Who knew you could turn a pile of t-shirts into a rug using only a hula hoop?! Can’t wait to try this cool hula hoop rag rug idea!
3 || Hula Hoop Ring Toss from Leigh Laurel Studios
Love this step-by-step tutorial on how to make your own washable bean bags for a hula hoop ring toss game – ones that can get dirty and muddy and wet without ruining the typical bean bag stuffing…beans. Genius and perfect for springy outdoor play!
4 || Rattlesnake Relay from Education.com
Check out this great cooperative group game for kids! No set-up or other materials required…just a group of kids and a hula hoop!
5 || Flaming Hoops from The Inspired Treehouse
Kids will get a chance to be circus daredevils with this fun flaming hoops activity! Transform your set of hula hoops into the flaming hoops from the circus – kids will love pretending to be the lions, tigers, and acrobats defying this dangerous feat!
6 || Hula Hoop Croquet from The Crafting Chicks
This one might just be our favorite. Materials from the dollar store transformed-in a super creative way-into an awesome outdoor croquet activity for kids! It doesn’t get better than that!
7 || Rope and Hula Hoop Activity from Happy Hooligans
The easiest backyard activity in the world that will keep young kids entertained for hours! Super simple setup and kids will love inventing their own ways to play with this rope and hula hoop activity.
8 || Hula Hoop Obstacle Course Pool Game from Everyday Dishes & DIY
Who would have thought to take your hula hoops into the pool? This is such a great summer idea and a super smart ways to turn hula hoops into a cool underwater obstacle course!
9 || Tire Run from The Inspired Treehouse
Try setting up your hula hoops in the yard in an array of different patterns for this awesome tire run endurance challenge!
10 || Gross Motor Color Match Game from The Inspired Treehouse
This creative color match game is great for promoting a variety of skills at once, including balance, coordination, self-regulation, and more!
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Have you and your kids come up with your own creative ways to play with hula hoops? We’d love to hear about it! Leave us a comment below!
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Rhonda Behrens says
I read your article about “W-Sitting” and wanted to tell you about my own experience. As a child that was my preferred way to sit on the floor. My siblings and I played a lot of floor games such as jacks, pick-up-sticks, board games, etc. I was never corrected since I am sure my mom never knew there could be a problem with it.
However, when I had my first child I had to have a C-Section delivery. It came unexpectedly and we assumed it was because the baby weighed a whopping 10 lbs-9 oz. But I was told that my cervix did not dialate properly. With my second child I was using a different OB-GYN. When he examined me the first thing he asked was if I sat that way as a child. I was a bit confused as I couldn’t imagine what that had to do with my pregnancy. Then he explained that the reason I had to have a section with my first child was because my pelvic bones had grown inward instead of straight. He had seen it a number of times. He said I could not have had a normal vaginal delivery even had the baby been quite small because the pelvic passage would never have been large enough due to the irregularity with the pelvic bones. I thought this information might be of interest to you. Perhaps it can help someone in the future to avoid my experience.
Some great ideas BUT, number 5 is very sad, it’s nt ok for animals to be part of a circus and jumping through flaming hoops so we should not be making it ok for children to pretend to be these exploited animals :(
Thanks for the nice article.