1. Gaga games

    Answers To 5 Common Questions About Gaga Ball

    When searching around the internet for “playground equipment for sale” you probably didn’t expect to come across pictures of a bunch of kids running around inside a pen that’s shaped like a stop sign. When most people shop around for playground equipment for sale, they expect to see swingsets, merry-go-rounds, and balance beams. And for years, these have been the only options for kids outd…Read More

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    How Octaball Helps Kids Excel At Other Sports

    As a parent, you’re responsible for ensuring that your kids have a good childhood. This not only means providing a safe place for them to grow up and access to an education, but ensuring that they have good experiences that help them become better people. We’re here to tell you that playing octaball (aka gaga ball) is a great way to do just that. You may wonder, “What does a silly backyard g…Read More

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    3 Reasons Octopit Is A Better Investment Than Playground Equipment

    Let’s say you just moved into a nice, new house. It’s located in a great neighborhood, near great schools, and you finally have a big backyard in which your kids can play. Looking at all that empty lawn space, you might be tempted to start searching Craigslist for “playground equipment for sale.” After all, there are few things that encourage kids to spend time outside like an exciting set…Read More

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    Can’t Motivate Your Children To Exercise? Gaga Games Are The Answer!

    There was a time when kids spent most of their day outdoors. Aside from the hours they were required to be in a classroom, kids would be outside playing, exploring, and just generally learning about their world and other humans through self-guided play. These days are, sadly, behind us. Whether because of increased concern about safety, a lack of outdoor places in which to play, or the siren song …Read More

  5. Encourage Kids to Be Active with Gaga Ball

    When adults hear the word “exercise,” some very distinct ideas come to mind. Running, lifting, pilates, squeezing in a trip to the gym after work—you get the idea. But for kids, exercise means some very different things. It’s playing tag with their friends in the backyard, throwing a frisbee at the park, going for a swim, taking their dog for a walk, riding bikes—in other words, exercise…Read More

  6. The Perfect Playground Game for Your Church

    Churches across the country have discovered the joy that is the Octopit USA gaga ball pit. There are a number of things that make the Octopit a great addition to the church playground. Some of the most common reasons why our customers love the Octopit are the fact that it is safe, affordable, and provides a great, inclusive game for kids of all ages. Benefits of Gaga Ball for Church Playgrounds Sa…Read More

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    We Love our Octopit In New Lothrop!

    This is Paul from New Lothrop Nazarene. Your Octopit is one of the best investments I have ever made. The teens have been loving it for months. Yesterday we set it up for 1st-6th graders and they went crazy. You have a winner. If I ever decided to invest in a second pit, what could I buy it for? Thanks again for your years of work and perfecting. We love it in New Lothrop. Paul Brashaw New Lothrop…Read More

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    Central Indiana Youth for Christ plans first gaga ball tournament!

    After the purchase of an Octopit USA gaga ball pit in mid January , Central Indiana’s Youth for Christ organization is excited to be planning a fund raising tournament. “We want to start talking about the potential for a fundraising GaGa Ball Tourney- here in Indy- we’d like to use as a Camp fundraiser. We’re thinking of a couple of target groups: One is youth organizations/churches/campus…Read More

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    Ideas for Variations to Play Ga-ga Ball

    The basic rules of ga-ga ball are that it is played in an octagonal shape ga-ga ball pit and the players use a soft foam ball to play. To win the ga-ga ball game, players must try to hit the ball below the knees or waist.  The last player standing is the winner of the game! However, ga-ga ball can be played in whatever way you want! Here are some ideas on how to change up ga-ga ball: Teams: Deter…Read More

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    Origins of Ga-Ga Ball

      While ga-ga ball is quickly rising as a popular camp and youth game, some people still don’t know about it! Ga-ga ball is an Israeli game and the word, “ga-ga”, translates from Hebrew to “touch-touch”. This explains the game which is a modified version of what we call dodgeball. It is a common belief that the sport became popular in Jewish camps in the 1970’s because Israeli counsel…Read More