Trampolines can be more than just a source for fitness by jumping up and down. People can play unusual games on the trampoline for hours. The extra spring that trampolines give during jumps provides more challenges and fun to players looking to play new games while exercising at the same time.
One player acts as the snake and weaves a jump rope back and forth across the surface of the trampoline. All the other players jump around the trampoline while avoiding the jump rope. If the rope touches someone on the trampoline, he becomes the new snake.
Crack the Egg
A player volunteers to be the egg and sits in the middle of the trampoline holding her knees to her chest with her arms. The other players jump around her until she finally lets go of her legs. She can then choose the next player to be the egg. Take caution with this game and do not jump too close to the egg to ensure safety.
One player starts as Simon, and everybody else has to follow him. Simon performs a trick on the trampoline, and the rest of the players have to copy it. If a player performs the trick incorrectly, he is eliminated from the round. The last player remaining becomes Simon next round.
In this game, players keep adding to a set of tricks. One player performs a trick, and then the next one does that trick plus her own. Each player keeps adding, and the list keeps growing. Players lose when they perform the wrong trick or do the list of out of order. The last player remaining wins.
Jake Lynn began writing in 2010 for LIVESTRONG.COM and eHow. He specializes in sports, fitness and games. He is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in accountancy at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana.