World's Craziest Sports
The Oddball Games
If you only think of things like football helmets, basketball hoops, and hockey sticks when you hear the word "sports," well, get ready to go out-of-bounds. Today, you'll get a look at some of the most unusual sports in the world, like limbo-skating, underwater hockey and worm-charming. That's right: It's time for the oddball games.
what you’ll need
- Your Camp Kinda toolkit
- Various household objects to use for an obstacle course
Ask About Today
What's the craziest sport you learned about today? Would you play it?
What is one unusual sport that you believe could be a big hit?
Skip the Ads
Unfortunately, online videos often start with short advertisements. Remind your campers to click the "Skip" button as soon as they can to move ahead to the video.
Looking to add a new challenge to your limbo contest? Try adding wheels. See for yourself as this six year-old attempts to set a world record by limbo-skating under 39 cars.
Remember: Online videos often start with advertisements. (Annoying, we agree!) Click the "Skip" button as soon as you can to move ahead to the video.
How about a Game of Octopush?
Octopush is like a totally normal game of hockey—it just happens to be played underwater. Watch the US Women's National team explain it.
Perhaps Some Parkour?
The great thing about Parkour is that you don't need a field or any special equipment to do it. It's all about using parts of the world around you—walls, fences, dumpsters, tree trunks, or whatever—to move from one point to another as fast and efficiently as possible. Take a look.
Be safe! Please don't jump off any buildings. If you feel like trying Parkour, check out the training video for beginners in the Move section.
Oddball Obstacle Course
Limbo skaters go under all kinds of obstacles and Parkour freerunners leap over them. Now, it's your turn.
Create an obstacle course out of various objects you have at home. Obstacles can be pieces of furniture or objects to go over, under, and around, or they can be challenges to complete before moving on to the next obstacle (like stacking up cups, carrying a ball on a spoon, or doing other tasks that require some focus)!
To start, plan where you want your course to go, then break it up into 8-10 stations or challenges. For example, at one station you might have to crawl under a piece of string stretched between two chairs, and at another you might have to put a pile of crayons into rainbow order.
Need more ideas? Check out this article to find lots of easy ways to create obstacles in your house.
(And please be kind to your family and clean up your obstacles after you're done.)
Share your work! We'd love to see it. Ask a parent to email a photo or video to us or share it on Instagram or Twitter by tagging @CampKinda.
Excited to try some Parkour? Yeah, us too. Follow along with this video to start mastering a few simple moves right at home. All you'll need is some open space, a couch, a wall, and a grown-up's permission.
Be safe! Be careful when trying these moves and, seriously, ask an adult before you start jumping over the couch.