Backpack Relay Race

Backpack Relay Race

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What You'll Need:

  • 2 children's backpacks
  • Hiking or camping items to put in each backpack. Use items like a flashlight, blanket, water bottle, plastic plate and bowl, etc.

  1. Fill each backpack with the camping items.
  2. Mark a start line by setting the filled backpacks on the ground a few feet apart.
  3. Use masking tape to mark the turning point about 20 feet away from the start line.

At the Party:
  1. Divide guests into two teams, and have the members of each team line up behind their team's backpack.
  2. When you say "Go!" the player at the front of each line must put on the backpack.
  3. They must put both arms through the straps and carry it on their back. They can't just pick it up and run.
  4. The player should run to the masking tape, turn around and run back to his team, take off the backpack and hand it to the next player in line.
  5. The next player puts on the backpack and runs to the masking tape line and back. The first team to complete the relay wins.