Although it's still a work in progress, I want to share my stash of hoop games that are great for kids' parties and classes. They are fun with adults at hoop jams, too.
It's a Google Doc neatly organised into categories with an index of whether the game requires music, has a winner, and how many hoops you'll need. I find it useful and I hope you will, too.
If you have feedback, I'd love to hear it. I want to keep working on this as a resource for our whole community, so please comment. Want to share your favorite game? I'll include it and will give you credit.
I like running a game of hoop combat, like jugglers play.
This is good for adults and kids old enough to play in safely and in good sport.
Basically every one hoops and try to knock each others down while still keeping theirs between their shoulders and knees, not using hands to recover. Once you get out you move out of the playing area to make a circle around the players still in.
I've played that one! It's fun and I totally forgot about it. I will add it to the list right now. Thanks.
Awesome Tink, thanks so much!!
This is a fabulous list! Thanks for compiling it!
I like to use the hoop as a laughter yoga prop, i.e. using it as a giant steering wheel while we do car laughter, doing vertical spins with a friend while we breathe and say "HA!" on each rotation, etc. I'm working on coming up with a whole bunch of LY exercises using the hoop so I can create a "Happy Hoops" class.
Ooooh, what fun. I'm just learning to lead laughter yoga now and I'd never considered incorporating hoops as props. Would be fun for handshake (shaking hands through one hoop) and lion (using the hoop as a mane around the face). :-)
This is awesome – thanks so much for posting this!
yay! fun hoop games <333 bring out your inner child!
Love this! How generous of you to share!! Thank you. :)
Oh, Tink! Thanks for that! :D much much hooping love
This is a fabulous list. Thanks! I teach a hoop class at Youth Villages and we played hoopscotch last week. You basically lay a bunch of hoops out in a path (they can be all in a row, two in a row, overlapping, whatever) and try to walk/hoop/jump through them all to the end. My son made up his own version that involved color coordinating which hoops you could step in for an extra challenge.
Oh that's really clever! I love the color idea, too. I will figure out how to explain this clearly and add it to the list soon. Thanks!
this is awesome! he he Oh the games of hooping never end =D