Hula hoops are so simple, but it’s often the simple things that make our kids the happiest. Of course, getting your hula hoop on is fun, but don’t stop there. It’s a versatile toy that can provide hours of entertainment with these clever and creative hula hoop activities.
Creative Ways to Play With Hula Hoops
Repurpose an old hula hoop with this creative weaving craft for kids.
A hula hoop hideout is the perfect place for kids to play in the shade on a hot summer day.
Help your toddlers with their gross motor skills. Hopping on two feet from one hula hoop to the next is great practice!
Are your kids learning to tell time? Make a hula hoop clock with a hula hoop, sidewalk chalk and sticks. Smart!
Pair large balloons and hula hoops to make planets for an outer space party.
A rope and a hula hoop can provide hours of fun! Crawl through the hoop, toss a ball through it, swing the hoops back and forth…
Play hula hoop hopscotch with the kids.
This Venn diagram sorting activity is genius for helping kids learn what things have in common.
Fun Hula Hoop Games
Play hula hoop blockers. Place one kid in each hoop, and give them a bean bag to toss. Players have to block the bean bag from entering the hoop.
Make easy outdoor tunnels for your kids or the pets using hula hoops and tablecloths. Secure the tablecloths with duct tape, and you’re ready to go!
Here’s a fun one for toddlers: a hula hoop ball roundup. Older children can sort balls or other toys by color, size, etc. using multiple hoops.
This rabbit hole game sounds so fun. One person is the fox, and the others are rabbits. When the fox starts his chase, all the rabbits have to make a run for the rabbit hole. Rabbits who don’t make it become foxes, too.
What’s more fun than a hula hoop? Making giant bubbles with one. All you need is a kiddle pool, a hula hoop, water and some dish soap for this super fun activity.
When you have lots of people, try the team-building caterpillar game (video). It’s perfect for camp or reunions!
Make a spider web with a hoola hoop and masking tape. Let the kids toss cotton balls or pom poms at it to see how many will stick!