Hula Hooping

children playing hula hoop

What do you get if you provide a bunch of hula hoops to a group of cousins, and then open the door to the outside? Simple. Laughter and giggles.

hula hooping outside

Add a bit of music into the mix and everyone is having so much fun, they don’t notice that they’ve been outside hula hooping for over an hour.

children playing hula hoop 2

And it’s not just for children. Grown-up sisters can benefit from time spent hula hooping together. Restorative.

hula hooping

Lots of fresh air and exercise.

hula hoop racing

Much innovation too. Who knew that it is possible to race and hula hoop at the same time?

multipe hula hooping

Multiple hoops. Dancing hands. Swirling, looping, laughing. Recording of funny moves.

cousins sharing

Time spent hula hooping outside with family was exactly what we needed. Thank you big sister for suggesting it. We had fun.

son hula hooping

Linking up to Fiona’s #CountryKids linky.

P.S. In case you are wondering, the hoops are weighted which makes them easier to use. Especially for adults. A different experience from trying to using a child’s hula hoop. Slower and more meditative. Much easier to keep them going for a long time.

20 thoughts on “Hula Hooping

  • Saturday 21 February, 2015 at 3:06 am

    What a great idea! Such a simple activity but they are clearly having a blast 🙂

  • Saturday 21 February, 2015 at 9:08 am

    I love hula hooping and made my own last year at Camp Bestival. I never realised how heavy a proper one actually is! A great way to enjoy the outdoors 🙂

    • Saturday 21 February, 2015 at 9:40 am

      Fun idea to make your own. The children want heavier ones now, so we may get making (they are not having mine!)

  • Saturday 21 February, 2015 at 10:48 am

    I still can do this! One of my fave activity as a kid and still love! I have a hoop but its not heavy enough for outside wind. #countrykids

    • Thursday 26 February, 2015 at 12:05 am

      It wasn’t too windy, but I suspect that the weights would help. Glad you enjoy your hoop.

  • Saturday 21 February, 2015 at 11:33 am

    Lovely pictures of a great time. Some very skilled young hoopers there. Didn’t we have fun. Hoopla! x x

  • Saturday 21 February, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    I haven’t used a hula hoop in ages. Bet I couldn’t do it anymore. Looks like lots of fun! Popping over from country kids. x

    • Thursday 26 February, 2015 at 12:07 am

      Bet you could! The weights make a big difference, compared to the light children’s hoop. Much easier to keep it spinning.

  • Saturday 21 February, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    Thanks for the tips, I thought they were all looking very expert here! Lovely photos and such simple fun outdoors. Great post, thank you for sharing on Country Kids

    • Thursday 26 February, 2015 at 12:09 am

      Simple activities are often the best. This one is great fun too.

  • Saturday 21 February, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    Hula hoops are so much fun! Did you buy them with the weights in already? Little T has been wanting to get one, especially since playing with them at play school last year. But she doesn’t know how to use it yet! But since you mentioned the weights, I’m guessing it will be so much easier for her too? #countrykids.

    • Thursday 26 February, 2015 at 12:13 am

      Yes, the hoop is pre-weighted. My 7 year old soon got the hang of it, so I think little T would too.

  • Monday 23 February, 2015 at 11:26 am

    I love hula hooping! My husband and I both bought hoops to help us get in shape for our wedding, and they’re still sitting behind the sofa. I reckon I might just have to get mine out this afternoon… X

    • Thursday 26 February, 2015 at 12:14 am

      I love this idea. I hope it gave the desired effect. I love the image of you hula hooping together. 🙂

  • Monday 23 February, 2015 at 11:51 pm

    I love Hula Hooping with my weighted hoop:-) This looks like fun. I really must take it outside more because I keep knocking things over indoors with mine. I would love to get better and be able to do tricks.

    • Thursday 26 February, 2015 at 12:16 am

      I do that too. Much easier outside to avoid hitting something!

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