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Slacklining With Kids (and a Slackwire Giveaway from ENO!)

SlacklinegiveawayWhat is slacklining?  Slacklining is a portable outdoor activity that puts the ideas of tightrope walking and bouncing on a trampoline together in a portable, simple, yet challenging activity that practices balance, focus, and coordination. 

We purchased an ENO Slackwire slackline at the beginning of the summer for outdoor play.  At first, it was a little too challenging but then we added a simple guide-wire.  For us this simply meant setting up the slackline parallel to our clothesline and tying a jump rope to one end to make it easy for the kids to pull down the guide-wire within reach for independent play.  This simple adaption makes slacklining fun for kids and beginner adults.  Now our slackline has turned into a daily go-to place for play.

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Once you get your slackwire and guideline set up it's time to play!  Try these suggestions for kid-friendly slackline ideas, tips, and activities for outdoor fun on a slackline:

  • Walk the Tightrope - Start by simply working to walk across the slackline without falling off using the guide-wire whenever needed.  As confidence, balance, and coordination build work to measure the distance or count the steps you take without the guide-wire. 

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  • Slackline Balance -  This can be done as an individual or as a competition.  Count how many seconds you can balance unsupported on the slackline or see who can stay on the line the longest.

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  • Play Slackline Champion -  This game was developed by our four kids.  The gist of the game?  Do everything you can to knock the other person off the line.  The last one standing wins!

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  • Slackline Obstacle Course - Create a backyard obstacle course with a slackline as one of the elements of the design.  

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 Are you ready to start slackling with your family?  Then I've got great news!

ENO has generously offered to give away one Slackwire to a

Kids and Eggs reader!!!!!

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This is a $69.95 value!

So enter NOW! 

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