Backyard Games for Kids


Gymnastics Jam

Gymnastics Jam is a backyard activities that lets your kids show off their tumbling skills. Watch them excel at their own Olympic events.

How to Play Gymnastics Jam

What You'll Need:

  • Flat, Open Field of Grass
  • Sidewalk
  • Chalk
  • 3 x 5 Notecards
  • Pens or Pencils

Step One: Draw a make-believe balance beam on your sidewalk with chalk. The make up silly steps, hops and twirls, somersault your way across a grassy field, and dangle from your swingset rings.

Step Two: Then have your friends score your routines by holding up numbered cards from one to ten. Take turns being an athlete and a judge.

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