My Juggle Jam activation is great for open public events, private bookings and Vacation Care OSHC Incursions.
I share skills on Juggling sticks, Juggling Clubs, Juggling Balls, Poi and Spinning Plates.
Sessions can be run as a Workshop or Come and Go fashion.
Juggling sticks always prove to be most popular. Young children start by simply rolling the sticks up and down their arms. Children from 5 years can start basic throws and tricks. Children from 10 years can attempt all sorts of tricks.
Adults love using the Juggling Sticks also. As the beginner tricks are done with two people, parents often start by helping their child. When the child is up and away, the adult then progresses to bounce, spin, flip and twirl with a big smile on their face. With a small amount of instruction, most adults are quick to look professional.
I can easily limit the number of participants at an open event by limiting the number of Juggling Sticks a nd other equipment available for use. Depending on the setting, we can also define the space with bunting or rolls of fake grass if required.
I also sell brand new sets of the Juggling Sticks that I make. Please click Buy Juggling Sticks for more information.
Poi are an activity with Maori origins. The warriors once used them in battle to lauch stones at warring tribes, but now they are used by women in traditional dance.
My version is a tennis ball on a sting. A participant can use one or two at a time. I run people through a series of developmental challenges which all develop eye-hand coordination and proprioception.
Beginners start with one ball and are asked to progress through a series of challenges designed to develop confidence and control.
We then progress to 2 ball challenges, and if the participant is capable, 3 balls.
Starting with one club, the fist challenge is to throw and catch the handle with a flip in the middle.
Right hand, and then left hand.
This simple first trick lays the foundations of the correct throwing and catching techniques to service all of the tricks to come.
Plate spinning is a difficult challenge, with success aided greatly by closely following the instructions and perseverance.
It is not for everyone.
The delight on people’s faces when they spin a plate for the first time is pure elation.