Fun and Creative Ways to Ride Your Scooter

Riding scooters is a super fun activity that many kids love… when they first get their scooter. After the initial fun wears off though, they might struggle to think of fun ways to ride it and keep their enthusiasm up. There really are plenty of benefits to riding a scooter, so getting your child back into their scootering might be one of your goals for this summer. 

The good news is that we have four ways for your child to ride their scooter, keeping the excitement alive for a few more months. Let’s get right into it! 

1.   Play games with friends and family

There are so many games to play with scooters, and by choosing one or two games each day to focus on, you can keep the excitement going for ages! Some of our favourite games to play when riding our scooters are scooter races, obstacle courses, and scooter hide and seek. Scooters can add a layer of fun to every game by allowing you to move faster and run away from people quicker! 

Don’t worry if there’s only one scooter in the household, adults can play with children by racing them on foot, while the kid uses the scooter. Sure, it might give you a disadvantage – but that’s part of the fun! 

2.   Decorate the scooter! 

Decorating the scooter is a fab way to both have fun and bring out your child’s creativity. You can paint it with the right kind of paint, switch up the grip tape and deck design, and even add new accessories like bells and tassels. It’s up to your child and how they want their scooter to look! Giving them the opportunity to design their own scooter might make them more likely to want to use it every day, rather than just having it stored away again afterwards. 

Why not get your kid’s friends around and host a scooter decorating party? This makes the already fun activity into a social event! Just make sure you get permission from their friends’ parents before you let them change the look of their scooters. 

3.   Learn some new tricks

One of the biggest things to do with scooters, once you’ve lost your passion for riding around town, is to learn some neat tricks. Some people think scooter tricks are only suitable for adults because they’re dangerous, but this could not be further from the truth. There are actually so many beginner-friendly tricks that kids can learn before graduating to the more difficult tricks. Some of our favourites for kids include:

  • Bunny hops
  • Wheelies
  • Tail grabs
  • Tail spins

These tricks are generally quite easy to learn, but they’ll take some time to perfect which gives your kids something to focus on before putting their scooter away again. You might even find your child gets so excited about learning new tricks that they begin practising them every single day! 

4.   Explore new places in your hometown

Sometimes the most fun ideas are the most simple, including using your scooter to explore new areas of your hometown that you’ve never seen before. Grab your scooter and just keep riding, looking for new and interesting areas to explore! Suggest your kid make a day of it with the rest of their friends to lead to a great memory that they’ll hopefully remember forever. Or make it a family outing! You’re never too old to explore your hometown, and we bet you’ll love seeing the wonder in your kids’ eyes when they realise they’ve just found a secret area of the place they’ve lived for so long. 

When you think you’ve seen everything your hometown has to offer, you can drive a little further out and explore another town. Scooters let you ride much quicker, so you can cover more ground within a fewer number of hours. Just think of all of the nature you might be able to see! 

Final thoughts

And there you have it – four ways to ride your scooter creatively to have as much fun as possible. Although we only had enough time to delve into four ideas, there is so much more to explore with a little imagination! Some parents have been making ‘30 days of scooter activities’ to give their children more incentive to ride, which is a great option if you’ve utilised our other tips and you’re still struggling to keep them excited. 

Alternatively, you might want to explore other options like electric scooters, e-bikes, and other riding options. Thanks to technological advances, almost nothing is impossible to keep your child excited about scootering! 

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