50 Ways to Stay and Play in Your Backyard

31 min read

Is your family stuck at home? No worries! Who needs to leave the house when you can stay and play safe in your backyard instead? Upgrade your backyard today and rest easy knowing that your whole family has a safe space to enjoy together. Keep reading to learn about the top 50 ways we’ve come up with to stay and play in your own backyard.

 

1. Buy a Springfree Trampoline for the kids (and for you, too!) 

 

 

Get your kids to stop bouncing off the wall when you add some safe fun to your backyard with a brand new Springfree Trampoline. Watch them jump out all their energy, and you can join in the fun, too! Our trampolines are designed with the whole family in mind. 

You might be thinking there's only one way to use a trampoline, but you'd be wrong - There are TONS of creative ways for you to make the most out of your Springfree trampoline. Keep reading to see how.

 

2. Host a backyard sleepover

Photo credits: @amandareynaert 

Break out the sleeping bags and pillows for a backyard camp out. You can stay on your property and experience sleeping under the stars when you set your sleeping bags up on your Springfree Trampoline. 

 

3. Draw up some hopscotch
Whether you decide on drawing on the pavement or opting to play on your trampoline mat, a game of hopscotch is a fun and safe game for kids (and adults) of all ages. 

 

4. Turn the trampoline into a storytelling space


Introduce your kids to your childhood classics, or re-read one of their favorite books, and set the mood when you take storytime outside.

 

 

5. String some lights 
 

 

Lights aren't just for the holidays anymore. Set the scene for the ultimate staycation with string lights around your whole backyard. 

 

6. Play the Memory Game

Everyone sits around the perimeter of the trampoline along the edge. One person does a “trick” in the center of the jumping surface. The next person then has to copy the first person’s trick and adds one of their own. Continue with each child doing the tricks before them and adding their own. If someone forgets a trick or gets it out of order, they are out and the game continues until only one child is left.

 

7.  Throw a backyard movie night

 

Have a projector handy? Bring out the snacks and blankets as you set up a movie night in your own backyard! Check out how to do it yourself here. 

 

8. Yoga

Stretch out your muscles and relax your mind when you flow through your favourite yoga moves on the soft and forgiving surface of a trampoline. You may not be able to do all the poses, but trying is half the fun! 


9. Hang a hammock 

Create a space to swing your worries away when you hang a hammock in your backyard. Don't have any trees? No problem! There are tons of self-standing hammock options in the market for your whole family to enjoy.
 


10. Chalk art on the mat

With a black surface, a trampoline gives your kids an amazing and unique way to get some creativity out through chalk. Turn your backyard into living art. 

 

11. Get some sun


Who needs a lawn chair when you have a trampoline? Lay down on the mat, soak up some rays and watch the clouds go by in your own backyard. 

 

12. Set up a sprinkler
 

Kids with sprinkler and trampoline
 

Turn your trampoline into a water activity! Setting up a sprinkler under your trampoline mat is a great and safe way to keep cool in the hot summer months.

 

13. Put your tgoma to use 

Get the whole family to play along when you host a backyard tgoma competition! Learn how to in four easy steps.  

 

14. Just jump

This one was probably obvious, but spending some time on their Springfree trampoline is a great way to get your kids outside without having to leave the house! Stay, play and bounce in your backyard - And with a product that can stand up to tough Canadian winters, you can be assured knowing this is an activity they can keep up all year round. 

 

15. Take a nap

 

16. Build a fire pit 

Nothing says summer nights at home like a backyard bonfire. Put the finishing touch on a backyard built for staying and playing when you buy or make your own fire pit, and get your S'mores on all season long!

 

17. Finish school work

 

18.  Become a plant mom

Flowers, fruits, vegetables, shrubs... The options for backyard greenery are endless. Get your garden on and start growing in your backyard this summer - You’ll never want to leave and we guarantee that the kids will want to join in, too! 

 

19. Get your fort on 

All you need are some blankets! 

 

 

21. Teach your kids about science  

 

22. Set up a backyard obstacle course 

Create a course in your backyard and watch your kids stay and play all day long. Our best tip? Give your little contestants a specific number of jumps they have to finish when you end your obstacle course on your Springfree Trampoline! 

 

23. Throw a mini dance party


It’s time to break out those speakers. Blast some kid-friendly tunes as your family battles for the title of the ultimate dancing champion! 

 

24. Have a trampoline competition  


Put your Springfree Trampoline to use with a trampolining event. See which kid or parent can land the smoothest (but safest!) simple tricks. You can even set up a voting panel of family members to rank contestants just like the professionals! 

 

25. Have a backyard camping adventure


Everyone loves camping, especially kids! So why not bring camping right to your backyard? With Springfree, it’s even easier. All you have to do to enjoy your safe backyard space is pop a small tent onto your trampoline for a family-fun backyard adventure.

 

26. Learn a new sport together
If you've always wanted to try a new sport, now is the time! Stay and play with YouTube tutorials that’ll have your whole family learning something new while getting in some exercise, too.



27. Decorate your Springfree Trampoline for a special occasion 

It's amazing what some decor can do. Make your dressed-up Springfree Trampoline the centerpiece of your backyard when you pin up a sheet around the net. Choose from a ghost or a giant jack-o-lantern for Halloween or hang lights for Christmas - The options are endless! 

 

28. Play Jump Rope Snake

Have one person stand outside the trampoline and move a jump rope back and forth over the surface of the mat in an “s” formation. Then one child tries to jump over the rope (“the snake”!) without getting bit. If they touch it, the children switch places.

 


29. Set up an outdoor craft station

 

30. Synchronized swimming? How about a synchronized snack toss! 

No pool necessary! See which family member can toss snacks the furthest in this fun, unique twist on a classic game. 

 

If you need somewhere to let your toddler free, zipping them into your Springfree Trampoline will allow them to stay and play safe in one spot. 

 

32. Have a family cleaning party
Load up with soap as you clean and jump all at once - Stay safe and be careful as the surface of the mat will get slippery!

 

33. Light up the barbeque 

Backyards and barbecues go hand-in-hand. It's time for dad (or mom!) to light up the grill and serve up some summer classics that even the pickiest eaters are sure to enjoy. 

 

If you're already walking and playing with the family dog daily, why not have the kids join in? We're sure the dog won't mind the extra company! Encourage safe play and stay in your backyard with fun pet games like fetch. 

 

35. Play learning games with your little kids

Make learning fun with your Springfree Trampoline. To prepare for a day of learning at home, parents can write out scrambled letters and numbers with chalk on their mat. To play, call out one of the letters or numbers and have your little one jump onto the correct answer! 

 

 

37. Set up some speakers
Tropical vibes can make it feel like your whole backyard has been transported to the Caribbean when you have the right speaker set-up. Look into outdoor options that you can keep out in the sun, or simply bring your indoor speakers outside with you when you step out for the day and let the sounds of summer serenade you into relaxation.  

 

38. Pop like popcorn!
 

Happy girl jumping

You can choose from stuffed animals, balloons or balls when you play a family fun session of popcorn. All you have to do is throw them onto your Springfree Trampoline and BOUNCE! If it's a hot day, you can opt to use water balloons, too. 

 

 

40. Dine outside


Stay in and bring patio season to your own backyard when you and your family share a meal outside. If you don’t have patio furniture, set up a picnic! All you need are a blanket and some pillows. 

 

41. Throw a night-time puppet show


For a fun nighttime activity, clip a white sheet to the front of the trampoline. Shine a couple of flashlights on the sheet from the inside of the trampoline and take turns putting on a shadow puppet show. 

 

42. Host a princess-perfect tea party


Dress-up and play pretend with your little princesses and princes when you host a lavish little tea party. Don’t forget to bring some sweet treats and stuff-animal guests, too! 

 

43. Pillow wrestle
Stuff pillows under your clothes and have a family pillow wrestle!

 

44.  Make a twister game board


No twister mat? No problem! Draw your own using different coloured shapes on your trampoline and bring a classic living room game to your backyard. 

 

45. Glow-in-the-dark jump!


Light up the night with some glow sticks and string lights! You can put the glow sticks inside balloons for a unique way to have a family-fun glow in the dark jump. 

 

46. Have a family photoshoot


Commemorate your staycation when you breakout the camera and host a family photoshoot. Have some fun with it and take shots of your kids playing on their Springfree Trampoline. 

 

47. Make healthy popsicles


Looking for a fun way to cool down after a jump? Time to use your juicer! Use fresh or frozen fruit to create your own fruit popsicles. Popsicle molds are an easy dollar store find, or simply freeze the fruit juice in an ice cube tray for mini popsicle cubes! Work with your kids taste buds and include all of the fruits they love for their freshly-made snack. 

 

48. Play Trampoline Ball


If you have two or more kids, or want a game you can play with your kid, then you’re ready for Trampoline Ball! Throw a beach ball (or any ball you have at home) back and forth from the trampoline with someone outside the trampoline for a fun way to stay and play at home.

 

49. Jump rope on your trampoline
Take jumping rope to a whole new level with your kids when you bring the fun to your trampoline. 

 

50. Have a toy car race
Get off to the races when you use your chalk to set up a toy car track on your trampoline! See which family member’s little car can go the furthest.

Join the Springfree Family

Loading Instagram Feed