A lot of these games parents will do once or twice and call it quits. I say continue on, let your shoulders fatigue holding your child above your head, let your legs shake from exhaustion of letting your kids “fly”, allow your heart rate to soar playing together while getting exercise at the very same time. It’s crazy fun and super effective.
Some more parent playground games:
-“Wrestle” in whatever way that you (or they) create. I hold my son between my legs and he has to get out. I’m not allowed to use my hands, so I just squeeze him with my legs. I’m continually amazed at the variations of wrestling and all the rules and regulations that he comes up with. Here is one adult variation.
-Rest your mini one on your shins while you lie on your back. If they are facing you, you take their hands. Count “1,2,3” and quickly fling them over your head in a flip onto their feet. Watch this video so it makes better sense:
-Repeat above but have them face away from you. Or, if they are too young, just play “kissing crunches” and give them kisses each time you bring your knees close to your face.
-Hand-slap plank games like I described here. So much fun!