After enjoying this exhibition, I figured it was the perfect time to get the girls a couple hula hoops, but I was not in the mood to shell out $10-15 for a couple plastic circles at Toys R Us. So I checked out my trusty Dollar Tree which has a giagantic luau/summer party section featured this month.
I was not disappointed: Hula hoops for a dollar. And not some flimsy cheapo hula hoops. They even have those ball bearings inside that make the fun swish sound as it rotates. Yay!
They were actively playing with their hula hoops for close to an hour. They even broke a sweat! If the hippy spinning of your hula hoop is too monotonous, you could also try to
- Flip it up and over your head to use it like a jump rope.
- Throw it in the air (baton style) and try to catch it on your arm.
- Stand it up on its edge vertically and roll it, like they did in olden days. See whose goes the furthest.
- Lay it on the ground and have a toss game, making your kid(s) take a step away from it after each successful throw.
You can spin it around your neck, the way my 4 year old mastered. How do you hula hoop?