Hula hoops have quite a history. They've been around since the days of ancient Greece, when they were used for exercise, to 3000 years ago in Egypt where hoops of grapevine were rolled. They were rediscovered in the 1950's and became an icon of that era. Modern children and adults still find hula hooping a great form of exercise and just plain fun. A new craze seems to be sweeping around the world.
At a recent music festival all of the kids made their own hoops and we've been having a fabulous time practicing and learning tricks.
Chasing hoops down a slope is almost as fun as twirling them.
I'm getting pretty good at hula hooping, myself...and I love how the children get so excited to see a grown-up play. If you'd like to make your own, all of the materials are inexpensive and available at your local home building supply store. Click here for full instructions.