Peanut Relay Race

 
Peanut Relay Race


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What You'll Need:

  • A bag of unshelled peanuts
  • Spoons (if playing outdoors)

Outdoor Preparation:

Mark goal lines running distance apart (e.g. 15'-20'), or place cones opposite the starting line for the children to run around.


Outdoor Rules:
  1. Divide the children into teams.
  2. Have each team line up, single-file, behind the starting line.
  3. Hand a spoon to the first player on each team.
  4. Place a peanut in each spoon.
  5. To start, the first child in each line runs to the goal line with the spoon and peanut, touches the line, and then runs back to the starting line. (If you're using cones, the child should run around the cone before going back to the starting line.)
  6. Upon return to the starting line, each player transfers his/her spoon and peanut to the next player, who then runs to the goal line and back, and so on.
  7. If a player drops his/her peanut, the player must stop, pick it up, and place it back on the spoon before advancing.


Indoor Preparation:

Mark two goal lines 8'-10' apart on a carpeted surface.


Indoor Rules:
  1. Divide the children into teams.
  2. Have each team line up, single-file, behind the starting line, and hand every player a peanut.
  3. The first player in each line must get on his/her hands and knees, and then set his/her peanut on the starting line.
  4. To start, each front player must push his/her peanut to the finish line using only his/her nose.
  5. When a player reaches the finish line, an adult signals the next player in line to go.
  6. The first team to get all their peanuts across the finish line wins!



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