Get Your Kids Hooping with Molly and the Hoola Monsters #Giveaway

by Susan

Susan here with a fun way to get your kids exercising through play. This giveaway post is sponsored, but as always, my opinion is my own.

This Hoop Is Magic

My girls have fallen in love with hula hooping and “hoop dance” thanks to “Molly and the Hoola Monsters” children’s hoop fitness DVD and handmade hoop.

hoola monsters dvdMOLLY AND THE HOOLA MONSTERS follows the magical story of Molly – the new kid at school – who discovers a golden tunnel that transports her to Hoolaville… a vibrant, funky village filled with super hooping creatures called Hoola Monsters.

My 9 year old Julia and 6 year old Sophia watched in awe as Molly transformed and learned to hoop dance. They grabbed their new hoops and followed through the lessons to learn to hoop dance themselves.

You couldn’t measure the cuteness factor of my little Sophia as she quickly mastered the skill of “hula hooping” from watching this DVD. Sophia had not yet known how to hula hoop at all… she’d played with hula hoops before but had never been able to get the action going. But after watching the video show her the exact movements to make, my tiny 6 year old soon had her hoop spinning like crazy.

I can’t even explain how proud she was of herself. She and Julia spent about 4 hours hula hooping that first day they got their hoops and watched the video.

The next morning Sophia jumped out of bed announcing, “I’m going to hula hoop! I didn’t used to be able to hula hoop, but now I can!”

Watch and See Molly in Action

Learning to Hoop Dance

Hoop dance is the perfect way to combine fun and exercise. The high-energy DVD engages kids with creative characters, moves and lively music while teaching them the basics of hooping through to advanced tricks.

The tutorials section of the DVD includes 14 impressive tricks that make it easy for kids to learn the moves and follow along on Molly’s adventure.

MOLLY AND THE HOOLA MONSTERS features original, dance-along music by Orlando-based funk band, Beebs and Her Moneymakers. The DVD also includes 3D artwork by visual artist, Bean Spence.


Handmade Hoops

A key to success hooping is using a quality hoop. These hand-made hoops are much easier to master than the plastic toy hoops found in stores. Signature sparkle hoops in the MOLLY AND THE HOOLA MONSTERS line are sold separately for $24.99.

The company also offers an economy line of hoops that start at $17.99. The DVD also retails for $17.99 or as a sparkle hoop/ DVD package for $34.99. All products are available online at

Enter to Win

We will award one lucky winner a DVD and kids hoop package along with an adult hoop (Total Value: $92.50 with shipping).

Check out and leave us a comment letting us know whether your kids know how to hula hoop and if you think they’d like to learn more about hoop dance. Perhaps you can share how old your kids are. Then use the Giveaway Tools widget below to enter…

(Open to US Residents only.)

And if you don’t win… you can get your kids hoops and DVDs on and if you’d like an adult hoop, you can order one All hoops are handmade by Abby and her business partner Suzanne.

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Secondary Website: (adult hoop fitness, handmade hoops, teacher trainings and performances)

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored.
Written by Susan Carraretto, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom
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Susan Carraretto and her identical twin, Janice Croze, created 5 Minutes for Mom in 2006. Susan loves all social media, but her top addiction these days is Pinterest. She recently published a children's book titled "The Pest Detectives" which you can download now in digital format for free.

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1 anne July 19, 2014 at 10:31 am

They love hoola hoops and enjoy them. I do too.


2 Rebecca Parsons July 19, 2014 at 10:38 am

My stepson loves to play with the hoola hoop. I think he would love to hoop dance.


3 Lauren July 19, 2014 at 5:13 pm

One of my daughters is quite good at hoola hooping. I think she would love to hoola dance!


4 kristen mcclary July 19, 2014 at 5:21 pm

my son does my daughter doesnt yet butim sure she would like to try


5 chrissy July 19, 2014 at 5:53 pm

Yes, they know know how to hoola hoop and I think they would enjoy it!


6 Austin Baroudi July 19, 2014 at 8:29 pm

My oldest does. My youngest just started walking so I’d have to say no for her :P And yes, I think she would like to try it!


7 Ashley Hunt July 19, 2014 at 10:18 pm

My 5 year old doesn’t know how to hula hoop, but ever the performer she is she’d love to learn!


8 Tabitha July 19, 2014 at 11:30 pm

My daughter can hula hoop.
she loves to dance so she’d rock this.


9 janetfaye July 20, 2014 at 12:35 am

My granddaughter would love to learn how to hula hoop and dance.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com


10 alvina castro July 20, 2014 at 5:10 am

my kiddo would love this! He would go crazy hoopla crazy!


11 Heather B July 20, 2014 at 11:57 am

I think my daughter can Hula Hoop but don’t think my boys have tried yet


12 Chelsea July 20, 2014 at 12:01 pm

My kids have been really into hula hooping lately and I bet they would really enjoy hula hoop dancing!


13 Carolyn m July 20, 2014 at 1:01 pm

My kids have tried it but never mastered it. I loved it as a kid so I’d love for them to learn


14 rachel jenkins July 20, 2014 at 1:08 pm

yes they do :D


15 vickie couturier July 20, 2014 at 2:33 pm

I did when I was a kid but I don’t think the grandkids know how,,Ive never seen them do it


16 Holly Lord July 20, 2014 at 6:00 pm

My daughter is 6 and she loves to hoop! We’ve spent quite a while at music festivals, so she knows a few hoop dance moves, but this would be so much fun!


17 Linda Kish July 20, 2014 at 9:38 pm

I want to relearn how to hula hoop. I first learned when they originally came out.


18 Angela Saver July 20, 2014 at 9:44 pm

Yeah, my kids know how to hula hoop & I think they would love to try this out too! It would be a blast!


19 Deb K July 20, 2014 at 11:44 pm

Not sure if they know how,but it would sure be fun to try again for me!


20 Elizabeth Dalton July 20, 2014 at 11:48 pm

No, they dont know how to hoola hoop! Theys probably LOVE IT!


21 Noreen July 21, 2014 at 12:22 am

One can but my youngest is just starting to get it


22 Patricia Wojnar Crowley July 21, 2014 at 6:47 am

My nieces love to hula hoop….I’m sure they’d love to try this too!


23 Jane July 21, 2014 at 10:40 am

My 4 year old niece is learning to “hoo-dee hoop” and I’d love to give her the DVD for her birthday!


24 Klydra Pugh July 21, 2014 at 12:01 pm

Some of my kids hoola hoop. I do think they would try the dance.
Thanks for the chance.


25 Meagan bs July 21, 2014 at 2:48 pm

my daughter has tried to hula hoop but i bet with this she could learn!


26 Rhyannon Yates July 21, 2014 at 8:46 pm

My three year old would love it. I don’t think she is quite there gross motor wise, but anything to get that girl up and moving!


27 Cheryl Free July 23, 2014 at 1:41 am

We enjoy using hoola hoops.


28 sara July 23, 2014 at 12:14 pm

my daughter loves to hula hoop!


29 Kathy stevenson July 23, 2014 at 9:57 pm

My girls can hula hoop and they would love this DVD!


30 Kristi Sorg July 23, 2014 at 11:54 pm

My girls are 3,4 and 5 and they LOVE hula hooping!


31 Taylor Closet July 24, 2014 at 8:00 pm

My daughter can out hula hoop me any day. She LOVES it and very passionate about it as well.


32 Tammy S July 25, 2014 at 3:37 pm

My daughter just got a hula hoop a few weeks ago. She is just starting to get the hang of it.


33 Sunnymay July 25, 2014 at 5:09 pm

My kids are all adults and they know how to Hula Hoop. There was a jump-roping club who also did hula hoops in the 5th and 6th grade. They also demonstrated for the K-4 grades how to do it and how much fun and work it was. My artistic daughter has taken classes in Hula Hoop as a new mom and finds that it really helped get her back in shape and uses lots of calories. She hoop dances already and her 2 year old son likes to watch and “participate”.


34 Christine Jensen July 25, 2014 at 9:13 pm

My kids don’t really know how to hula hoop, but they would probably have tons of fun learning :)


35 Sarah L July 25, 2014 at 9:58 pm

My niece can hula hoop and love to dance.
Thanks for the contest.


36 Debby Chandler July 26, 2014 at 9:20 am

I had so much fun with mine and this would be a great and fun way for my grand kids to learn.


37 Umber July 26, 2014 at 10:12 am

My son would love to throw the hoop around. He might be too young to use it properly though!


38 Ashley O. July 27, 2014 at 11:36 am

Love to hula hoop! What a great idea! This is good exercise too, my daughter would love this


39 Steph July 27, 2014 at 7:56 pm

My kids do not know how to Hula Hoop. I think they would like it.


40 Jeanna July 29, 2014 at 7:30 pm

My daughter has just learned how to Hoola Hoop this summer and has become quite good at it!


41 Marie July 30, 2014 at 7:54 am

My kids Love Hoola Hooping


42 Jessica T July 30, 2014 at 12:23 pm

THey both say they do. . . but I have yet to see it!


43 Dawn Monroe July 30, 2014 at 10:32 pm

My granddaughter trys but hasnt mastered it yet.


44 DEBIJOT July 31, 2014 at 8:42 pm

They like to hula hoop and I think they would enjoy this.


45 Laura J August 2, 2014 at 11:30 pm

Oh they just got into it this summer! They have so much fun trying and would go nuts over this movie!


46 Adele Jones August 3, 2014 at 9:27 am

I would love to teach muy grandson,6, to hula hoop. I loved it as a kid.


47 Heidi Daily August 3, 2014 at 10:46 pm

My daughter would love this, because she loves to hula hoop!


48 Heidi Daily August 3, 2014 at 10:46 pm

My daughter would love this, because she loves to hula hoop! She had been practicing a lot, and this would make it even more fun for her.


49 Helga/billsn beaks August 5, 2014 at 2:50 pm

They love to hula hoop.


50 Nancy August 5, 2014 at 7:31 pm

The can hula hoop. They might try hula dance.


51 allyson tice August 5, 2014 at 8:12 pm

My kids love to try and hoop! They are learning how slowly but surely! they would o love to leanrn the hoop dance!!!


52 Abby Albaum August 7, 2014 at 8:09 am

Such great responses! Cruise on over to to learn more, and thanks so much to all who’ve entered the contest!


53 Sadie B. August 7, 2014 at 10:49 am

My kids like to hula hoop and would love to dance with them!


54 Lisa Davis August 7, 2014 at 11:22 am

My kids love to hula hoop, they would love this!


55 Crystal Rose August 7, 2014 at 11:55 am

She doesn’t have the hang of it yet but I know she’d love to try.


56 beth August 7, 2014 at 12:41 pm

they do like to hula hoop and I think they would love this


57 Becky VanGinkel August 7, 2014 at 6:34 pm

Our 4 year old daughter June has not mastered the art of the Hula Hoop yet, but not for lack of trying! She would LOVE to learn to Hula Hoop dance :)


58 Emily August 7, 2014 at 11:27 pm

My daughter loves to hula hoop and would love to watch this and learn more skills for sure .


59 Meghan Finley August 8, 2014 at 1:20 am

She’s been learning this summer but is by no means an expert


60 jodi August 8, 2014 at 12:49 pm

my daughter likes to try and hula hoop but she hasn’t quite mastered it yet. She has fun trying though!


61 amanda whitley August 8, 2014 at 4:50 pm

my daughter knows how to hula hoop. she would love this


62 Kelley Roach August 8, 2014 at 6:58 pm

My son loves to play with the hoola hoop.


63 lisa t August 8, 2014 at 7:53 pm

Coordination does not run heavy in my family but, boy can my 8 year old hoola hoop!! We had one but, my, shall we say overly spirited 2 year old broke it. She would love another one!


64 Taryn T. August 9, 2014 at 8:28 am

My daughter is learning to hoop! I have heard what a wonderful workout it is, and bought a professional hoop. I can’t seem to keep the hoop up. So, I guess we will learn together! Fun!


65 Diana Hatch August 9, 2014 at 8:53 am

We love the hula hoop!


66 Georgia Beckman August 9, 2014 at 9:30 am

Two of them have mastered the basic ability to hula hoop but they would be delighted to learn some new tricks!


67 alison gibb August 12, 2014 at 4:09 pm

This brings back a lot of childhood memories. I used to love hula hooping. It would probably kill me if I tried it today!


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