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The basic premise of any type of relay race is that there are teams competing against each other. Each team should consist of the same number of people. It is called a relay because each member of the team has a turn to complete a portion of the race before "relaying" the next portion to the next team member. This can be done by tagging the team member or passing a baton or other object. A winner is determined by the team that has every member complete the relay first.

There is so many ways that you can put a spin on an ordinary relay race and make it perfect for any type of party whether it be indoors or out. The list below is all of the variations of relay races we have in this guide. Click on the one you want to see what you need and how to play:

Backpack Relay Race
Bail out the Boat
Beach Ball Pass
Beach Relay
Beauty Relay
Boulder Race
Bouncing Tigger Race
Breathless
Broomstick and Hat Relay
Candy Relay
Caterpillar Races
Chef's Water Relay
Chop Stick Relay
Cotton Ball Relay
Crab Walk Races
Dump Truck Relay
Elephant's Peanut Relay
Eyeball Relay Race
Fast as the Wind
Feed the Cat
Firefighter Water Relay
Gathering Eggs Relay
Hand Squeeze Race
Hike the Ball Relay
Horse Tail Races
Ice Cream Cone Relay
Ice Cube Shuffle
Merlin's Magic Relay
Mermaid Race
Off to the Races
Over the Ocean
Peanut Relay Race
Pit Stop Races
Pixie Dust Relay
Pumpkin Rolling Contest
Rainbow Dash's Fashion Relay
Raspberry Torte's Fashion Relay
Robot Assembly Relay Race
Sharks out of Water
Skateboard Relay Race
Storm's Water Relay
Three Musketeers Race
Three-legged Race
Tiana�s Restaurant Relay
Tire Roll Relay
Tissue Paper Slipper Race
Turtle Crawl Race
Unicorn Mane Races
Walk the Plank
Watering Can Relay Race
Wheel Barrow Race
Workmen's Relay Race


Backpack Relay Race

 
Backpack Relay Race

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.

Preparation:

  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.
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Bail Out The Boat Relay

 
Bail out the Boat

What You'll Need:

  • Two Large Buckets (same size)
  • Two Small Buckets (same size)
  • Water
  • Large Plastic Cups (at least one for every child, plus a few extras, if possible)

At the Party:

  1. Fill the two large buckets with water.
  2. Divide the children into two teams, and line the teams up in front of the two smaller, empty buckets.
  3. The children should be lined up one behind the other with about two feet between each child.
  4. Place a full bucket of water and some cups at the back of each line.
  5. When you say, "Bail," the last child in each line picks up a cup, fills it with water from the bucket, and passes it to the next person in line.
  6. The full cup is passed to the front of the line where the first team member dumps the water into the team's empty bucket.
  7. At the same time, the last child in line keeps filling and passing cups up the line.
  8. The first team to fill its bucket to the top wins!
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Beach Ball Pass

 
Beach Ball Pass

What You'll Need:

  • 2 beach balls
  • Chalk or other start & finish line markers

Preparation:

Before the party, blow up the two beach balls. Also, mark a start and finish line 10–15 feet apart using chalk, trash cans, cones, or whatever is available.

How to Play:

  1. Divide the guests into two teams.
  2. Have them form two columns behind the start line, with the members of each team lined up one behind the other.
  3. Give the first person on each team a beach ball.
  4. When you say, "Go!" the first person on each team must run to the finish line, turn and run back to the start, and pass the ball off to the next player in line, all while batting the beach ball into the air.
  5. Players may use any part of their bodies (i.e. hands, feet, head) to keep the ball in the air, but they may not hold the ball or let it touch the ground.
  6. If a player holds or drops the ball, he or she must return to the start line and begin his or her turn over.
  7. The first team to have its last member cross the finish line wins.

Variation: This is also a great game to play in the pool. It works best if guests stay in the shallow end and race from one side of the pool to another. If the ball touches the water or gets knocked out of the pool, the player must return to the start line and start over again.
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Beach Relay Race

 
Beach Relay

What You'll Need:

  • 2 Beach Bags
  • 2 Grass Skirts
  • 2 Pairs of Adult-Sized Shorts
  • 2 Pairs of Sunglasses
  • 2 Straw Hats
  • 2 Flower Leis
  • 2 Beach or Lawn Chairs

Preparation:

  1. Fill each beach bag with a grass skirt, straw hat, flower lei, set of shorts, and pair of sunglasses.
  2. Mark a start line by setting the filled beach bags on the ground a few feet apart.
  3. Finish setting up by placing the two beach/lawn chairs 10–15 feet in front of the start line.

How to Play:

  1. Divide guests into two teams, and have the members of each team line up in a column behind their team's beach bag.
  2. Once everyone is lined up, start the relay by yelling, "Beach Bound!"
  3. The first player in each line should remove all of the items from his beach bag, put them on, run to the beach/lawn chair, sit down on the chair, stand back up, run back to his line, remove all of the items, put them back into the beach bag, and hand the bag to the next player in line.
  4. Play continues until all of the players on one team have completed the relay.
  5. The first team to complete the relay wins.
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Beauty Relay Race

 
Beauty Relay

What You'll Need:

  • Two Bath Robes
  • Two Pairs of Slippers
  • Two Bath Towels
  • Masking Tape or Spray Paint

Preparation:

Using either spray paint or masking tape, mark a 10'–15' start line in the playing area. Twenty feet across from the start line, mark a goal line that is the same length as the start line.

At the Party:

  1. Place a pair of slippers, a towel, and a bath robe at either end of the start line.
  2. Divide the players into two teams of equal size.
  3. Have the teams line up, single file, at either end of the start line.
  4. All players should take off their shoes.
  5. When you say, "Go," the first player on each team puts on a bath robe and slippers, wraps a towel around her head, and runs to the goal line.
  6. When a player reaches the goal line, she should turn around and run back to her team. She must then take off the robe, towel, and slippers, and pass them to the next player in line.
  7. The next player puts everything on, runs to the goal line and back, and hand everything off to the next player.
  8. Play continues until every member of one team has completed the relay.
  9. The first team to get all of its players to the goal line and back is the winning team.

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Boulder Relay Race

 
Boulder Race

What You'll Need:

  • Two to Four Styrofoam Balls (one for each team, found at your local craft store)
  • Gray Spray Paint
  • Two to Four Boxes or Buckets (larger than the balls, one for each team)

Preparation:

  1. Spray paint each Styrofoam ball gray to make boulders.
  2. You will need to paint one boulder for each team that's playing.
  3. Let them dry for at least 30 minutes.

At the Party:

  1. Divide your guests into teams of at least 4 people each.
  2. Line up the teams, and have the children space themselves about 6 feet apart from their teammates.
  3. Place a boulder in front of the first player in line on each team, and place a box or bucket 6 feet behind the last player on each team.
  4. Explain to your guests that they must roll their team's boulder to the next player in line, moving only on their knees, and that they are not allowed to pick the boulder up with their hands at any time.
  5. For example, they may crawl and push the ball with their head, or walk on their knees and use their hands to push the boulder ahead of them like a bulldozer.
  6. The last player in line must successfully roll the boulder into the box or bucket.
  7. The first team to complete this goal wins.
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Bouncin Tigger Relay Race

 
Bouncing Tigger Race

What You Will Need:

  • 1 Pillowcase Per Guest
  • Spraypaint

During the Party:

Give each guest a pillowcase and have them step into it. Use spray paint if playing outside, and masking tape if playing inside, to mark a starting line and ending line several yards apart.

When you say "Go!" the guest start to hop like Tigger toward the finish line. Whoever makes it there first wins! (For added effect, play Tigger's famous 'bouncy" song as the children compete!)


The Winnie the Pooh name and all related characters and elements are the property of Disney and based on the "Winnie the Pooh" works by A.A. Milne and E.H. Shepard. This guide is not affiliated with or endorsed by Disney.
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Breathless

 
Breathless

What You'll Need:

  • Several Sheets of Pink and Red Tissue Paper
  • A Pack of Straight Straws (non-bendable)
  • A Few Small Plastic Bags (2 per team)
  • Scissors

Preparation:

Cut out small, tissue paper hearts. Cut straws into 2" or 3" sections. You will need at least one straw and one paper heart for each child.

At the Party:

  1. Divide the class into even teams, preferably with 4 to 6 children on each one.
  2. Have each team line up one behind the other.
  3. Hand each player a straw.
  4. For each team, fill a plastic bag with tissue paper hearts (1 heart per player); give a filled bag to the first player in each line.
  5. Give the last player in each line an empty bag.
  6. When you say, "Go," the first player in each line must take a heart out of the bag using only their straw and the suction of their breath, and pass the heart to the next person in line.
  7. The heart can only be transferred from straw to straw by suction.
  8. When the heart gets to the last player in line, he/she drops it into the empty bag.
  9. Play continues until one team passes all of its hearts down the line, winning the game.
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Broomstick and Hat Relay Race

 
Broomstick and Hat Relay

What You'll Need:

  • 2 witches hats
  • 2 small brooms
  • 2 chairs

Preparation:

  1. Mark a starting and a finishing line with tape about 30 feet away from each other.
  2. At the starting line, place 2 chairs.
  3. Place one hat and one broomstick on each chair.

At the Party:

  1. Divide the children into two teams (Witches of the East and Witches of the West).
  2. If you have an uneven amount of players, the team with the fewest number of players can elect someone to go twice.
  3. When you say "go," the first child on each team's starting line puts on the clothing and runs to the finish line. They should then turn around, run back to their teammates, take off the dress up items and hand them to the next person in line.
  4. The first team to successfully dress up, run to the finish line and back wins!
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Bunny Hop Relay Race

 
Bunny Hop Relay Race

Preparation:

Mark a start and finish line about 30 feet apart using tape or cones.


At the Party:

  1. Divide your party guests into 2 or 3 teams so that there is an equal amount of children on each team. If needed, one player can race twice.
  2. When you say "go," the first "bunny" on each team must hop as fast as they can to the finish line, turn around and head back to the starting point.
  3. The next player in line is then tagged and begins hopping just like the first person.
  4. Play continues until one team finishes hopping to and from and wins the race!
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Candy Relay Race

 
Candy Relay

What You'll Need:

  • Two Pairs of Mittens
  • Several Pieces of Wrapped Candy

At the Party:


  1. Divide the class into two equal teams.
  2. Have the members of each team line up, one behind the other.
  3. Give the first player in each line a pair of mittens to put on.
  4. Give every player a piece of wrapped candy.
  5. When you say, "Go," the players with the mittens must try to unwrap their candy as fast as possible.
  6. Once a player has unwrapped his/her candy, he/she must eat it, and then pass the mittens to the next player in line.
  7. Play continues until every player in line has successfully unwrapped and eaten their candy.
  8. The first team to finish wins the game.
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Caterpillar Races

 
Caterpillar Races

Preparation:

Use spray paint (outside) or masking tape (inside) to mark a start line and a finish line on the ground 30' to 60' apart.

At the Party:

  1. Divide your guests into two teams.
  2. Line the children up in two columns, one child behind the other, at the start line.
  3. Have each child put his or her hands on the waist of the child in front of them, forming a "caterpillar."
  4. When you say, "Wiggle!" each team must run, staying connected, to the finish line.
  5. If a team becomes disconnected, they must stop and reconnect before continuing.
  6. The first team to the finish line wins.
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Chef's Water Relay

 
Chef's Water Relay

What You'll Need:

  • 2 Liquid Measuring Cups
  • 2 Tablespoons
  • 2 Bowls (must be big enough to hold a cup of water)
  • Masking Tape
  • A Small Table

Preparation:

  1. Mark a start line and a finish line in the playing area, about 15' to 20' apart.
  2. Place a small table at the finish line.

At the Party:

  1. Divide the players into two equal teams.
  2. Have each team form a single-file line.
  3. Place a spoon and a bowl containing one-cup of water at the head of each team's line.
  4. Place the two measuring cups on the table at the finish line (i.e. one cup for each team).
  5. To start, the first player in each line fills his/her spoon with water from the bowl, walks or runs to the measuring cup, and dumps in the water.
  6. The player runs back to the line and passes the spoon to the next player, who repeats the process.
  7. The game ends when one of the teams completely empties its bowl.
  8. The team with the most water in its measuring cup at the end of the game wins.
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Chop Stick Race

 
Chop Stick Relay

Object of the Game:

To finish the game with more cotton balls than the other team.



How to Play:

  1. Divide the players into two teams and give each team a bowl full of cotton balls and a pair of chopsticks.
  2. When you say "Go," the first player from each team should use the chopsticks to grip as many cotton balls as possible.
  3. That player runs to the other side, deposits the cotton balls in the bowl and returns to the start line to pass the chop sticks to the next player.
  4. After all players have had a turn, count the number of cotton balls in each cup.
  5. The team with the most cotton balls wins.
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Cotton Ball Race

 
Cotton Ball Relay

What You'll Need:

  • Four Large Bowls
  • Two Spoons
  • A Bag of Cotton Balls

Preparation:

  1. Find an open playing area about 20 to 30 feet long.
  2. Set up a table with two bowls on it at one end of the playing area.
  3. At the other end, mark a start line.
  4. Place the other two bowls just behind the start line.
  5. Fill them with cotton balls and place a spoon next to each.

At the Party:

  1. Divide the children into two teams.
  2. Have each team stand in line behind the starting line.
  3. To start, the first child in line places a cotton ball on the spoon.
  4. Players walk or run to the bowl at the end of the playing area, drop the cotton ball in, run back to the start line and hand off the spoon to the next player.
  5. At the handoff, the second member of each team places a new cotton ball on the spoon and repeats the process.
  6. The first team to get all of their cotton balls in the bowl wins.
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Crab Walk Relay Race

 
Crab Walk Races

Preparation:

  1. Before the party, mark two goal lines across from each other using string or masking tape.
  2. The goal lines should be fairly close together (i.e. no more than 20 feet apart).

At the Party:

  1. At the party, divide the children into two even teams; one team should be the "Blue Crabs" and the other team should be the "King Crabs."
  2. Have half of each team line up behind the starting line and the other half line up behind the opposing line, then demonstrate the "crab walk" for them (i.e. walking on your hands and feet with your belly up).
  3. To start, the first child on each team gets into position on the starting line.
  4. When you say, "Go!" each child should crab walk to the opposing line and tag the next player on his or her team.
  5. The next player then crab walks back to the start line, tags a teammate, and so on until one team's last player has crossed the line and won the game.
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Dump Truck Relay Race

 
Dump Truck Relay

What You'll Need:

  • 3 Cardboard Boxes
  • Tin Pie Pans
  • Construction Paper
  • Glue
  • Newspaper
  • Masking Tape

Preparation:

  1. Decorate two boxes to look like trucks, using pie tins for wheels and construction paper cut-outs for doors and headlights.
  2. Make 60 - 100 small "rocks" using wadded up newspaper wrapped with masking tape.
  3. Divide the balls evenly between the two dump trucks.

At the Party:

  1. Divide the children into two teams. Place one dump truck full of rocks by each team.
  2. Place an empty box at the other end of the room, or running distance away if outdoors.
  3. Explain to the children that their goal is to move all of the rocks from their team's dump truck to the empty box without moving their dump truck.
  4. They may use any other method they wish, such as individually running with a handful of rocks, or setting up a line and passing the rocks from player to player.
  5. When you say "Go," the first team to move all of the rocks from their dump truck to the empty box wins.
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Elephant's Peanut Relay Race

 
Elephant's Peanut Relay

The goal of this game is to be the first person to push a peanut over the finish line.

Preparation:

  1. Before the party, use masking tape to mark a start line and a finish line about 8–10 feet apart on a carpeted surface.
  2. You will also need to purchase a small bag of peanuts (in the shells).

How to Play:

  1. Line your guests up, side-by-side, along the start line.
  2. Place a peanut on the start line in front of each child.
  3. When you yell, "Go!" the children try to push their peanuts toward the finish line using only their noses to propel the peanuts forward.
  4. The first child to push his or her peanut across the finish line wins the relay.
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Eyeball Relay Race

 
Eyeball Relay Race

What You'll Need:

  • Ping pong balls
  • Permanent markers
  • Spoons

Preparation:

Draw eyes and bloodshot veins on each ping pong ball using permanent markers.

How to Play:

Divide the guests into two teams and hand each child a spoon. Have the teams line up and place an eyeball onto the spoon of the first child on each team. When you say "Go" the first member of each team should run to a pre-marked spot, turn around, and run back to the starting point while holding the spoon with the eyeball. If the eyeball drops, they must stop and put it back on their spoon. They should pass the eyeball onto the spoon of the next player, and that person runs next. Continue until all players on both teams have raced. Whichever team finishes first is the winner.

Variation: For a second round of this game, let older children hold the spoon in their mouth as they race.

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Fast as the Wind Superhero Race

 
Fast as the Wind

Fast as the Wind is a simple relay race that requires a lot of energy. This is a good game to play at the beginning of the party when your guests have the most stamina.

Where to Play:

You will need a very large field to play this game that's free of any obstacles.

How to Play Fast as the Wind:

  1. Divide your guests evenly into teams of four.
  2. Let everyone take a moment to name their team and tell it to you.
  3. Stand two members of each team across from the two other team members as far away on the field as you deem appropriate. For example, younger kids can stand about 80 feet apart whereas older children can stand as far as they like. Just make sure an adult can see everyone easily.
  4. When you say go, the first person on one side of the team must run as fast as they can to their team members on the other side.
  5. When the first person reaches their teammates on the other side, they must high five the second runner.
  6. The second runner now runs as fast as they can to their team on the other side.
  7. When the second runner reaches their teammates on the other side, they must high five the third runner.
  8. Play continues until all players on one team have run across the field.
  9. The first team to finish is the winner!

Note: If you have an odd number of players, one person will have to run twice. Also, the further apart a team stands, the harder the race becomes.

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Feed the Cat Race

 
Feed the Cat

What You'll Need:

  • Large bags of plain popcorn (plain is less messy)
  • Two small trash cans or buckets that are equal in size (use three if you have a lot of party guests)
  • Construction paper, markers and tape

Preparation:

Using the picture on the right as a reference, decorate the trash cans to look like an orange cat with construction paper, markers and tape. If you have orange trash cans, even better!

At the Party:

  1. Divide the children into even teams of two or three and have each team stand in a single file line, one behind the other.
  2. Place a large bag of popcorn in front of each team.
  3. Place one cat trashcan about 20 feet away from each team.
  4. When you say "go" using only one hand, the first children in line must run over to the trashcan and dump a handful of popcorn in and run back.
  5. Then, the next person in line grabs a handful of popcorn, feeds it to "the cat," and then runs back.
  6. The first team to fill the trashcan with popcorn over the cat's eyes wins!
  7. The best part is, most of the mess is already in the trash can at the end of the game!
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Firefighter Water Relay

 
Firefighter Water Relay

What You'll Need:

  • 2 Liquid Measuring Cups
  • 2 Tablespoons
  • 2 Bowls (each one must hold 1 cup of water or more)
  • Red or Orange Construction Paper
  • Scissors
  • Masking Tape
  • A Small Table

Preparation:

  • Mark a start line and a finish line in the playing area, about 15' to 20' apart.
  • Use scissors to cut out a flame shape, about 10" to 12" tall, from the red or orange construction paper. You can simply cut a triangle with jagged edges, if desired.

At the Party:

Divide the players into two equal teams. Have each team form a single-file line. Place a spoon and a bowl containing one-cup of water at the head of each team's line. Place the two measuring cups at the finish line (i.e. one cup for each team). Place the flame about 10' behind the finish line, between the two measuring cups (i.e. 25' to 30' away from the start line).

Explain to the teams that they are racing to fill their measuring cup with one cup of water and use the filled cup to put out the fire at the end of the playing area. To start, the first player in each line fills his/her spoon with water from the bowl, walks or runs to the measuring cup, and dumps in the water. The player runs back to the line and passes the spoon to the next player, who repeats the process. Once a team has filled their measuring cup with 1 cup of water, the player standing next to the measuring cup takes it, runs to the flame, and douses it with water! The first team to douse the fire is the winning team.

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Gathering Eggs Relay

 
Gathering Eggs Relay

What You'll Need:

  • 2 Spoons
  • 1 Carton of Eggs

Preparation:

Before the party, mark a start and a goal line in the grass at least 10 feet apart. If you would prefer to play this game indoors, use plastic Easter eggs instead of real eggs to keep the mess to a minimum.

At the Party:

  1. Divide the children into two teams.
  2. Have them form two columns behind the starting line, with the members of each team lined up one behind the other.
  3. Give the first player on each team a spoon and a raw egg.
  4. Tell them that, once the game starts, they can only hold the spoons by their handles.
  5. At the start of the game, the two children at the front of each line walk or run to the goal line, turn around, and walk or run back to their teams—all while carrying the egg on their spoon. They then hand their eggs off to the next two players in line.
  6. If a child drops an egg, he or she must stop and pick it up. If the egg breaks when it falls, the child must wait to be handed a new egg.
  7. The first team to successfully complete the relay is the winner.
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Hand Squeeze Race

 
Hand Squeeze Race

At the Party:

  1. Divide your guests into two equal teams.
  2. Have the teams sit on the floor in two opposing, single-file lines.
  3. At the back of the two lines, place an object (such as a sauce spoon or a chef hat) within reach of the last player in each line.
  4. Sit an adult between the players at the front of the lines.
  5. Ask all of the children to close their eyes, except for the first and last child on each team.
  6. Have each team hold hands from the front of the line to the back.
  7. The adult at the front of the lines flips a coin. The two children at the front watch to see if it lands heads or tails. If the coin lands tails-up, nothing happens, and the adult flips the coin again.
  8. When the coin lands heads-up, the first player on each team squeezes the hand of the second player, who then squeezes the hand of the third, and so on.
  9. When the last player's hand is squeezed, he or she reaches for the object that was placed at the end of the lines.
  10. The team that gets to the object first wins.
  11. If desired, you can play several rounds and keep a running score for both teams.
  12. If a team successfully gets the object, that team gets a point.
  13. If the first player accidentally starts the squeeze chain when the coin lands on tails, that team loses a point.
  14. Play continuously for 5 minutes, and see which team gets the most points in the allotted time; or, play until one team reaches a set score limit (e.g. first team to 5 points wins).
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Hike The Ball Relay

 
Hike the Ball Relay

In this relay race, two teams will compete to see who can hike a football down the line the fastest. This game can be played outdoors or indoors with lots of space.

What You'll Need:

  • 2 footballs

At the Party:

  1. Divide the players in two teams. If there are an odd number of players, the team with fewer players will start with a 3 second penalty.
  2. Each team should now line up single file, one guest behind the other.
  3. Give the first person in each line a football.
  4. When you say "Go" the first person in line should hike the ball to the player behind them.
  5. This continues down the line until the last person has the ball.
  6. To win the game, the last person in line must throw the ball from where they are standing to the first person in line. If the first person in line catches the ball, the team has won. Otherwise, they must start all over!
  7. The first team to successfully hike the ball all the way down the line and complete a throw wins the game.
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Horse Tail Races

 
Horse Template

What You'll Need:

Preparation:

  1. Cut a 1'–2' length of streamer for each child, and attach a piece of looped tape to the end of each.
  2. Download and print 2 copies of our Horse Tail Race Printout.
  3. Choose a playing area, indoors or outdoors, with 20'–30' of running space.
  4. Use masking tape to mark a starting line 15'–25' away from a wall, a tree, or another object. (You will hang the horse pictures on this surface area.)

At the Party:

  1. Hang the horse pictures on a tree or wall running distance (15'–25') away from the starting line.
  2. Divide the children into two equal teams.
  3. Explain that the object is to be the first team to attach all of the colored streamers to the horse picture, forming the horse's rainbow tail.
  4. Have each team form a line, one behind the other, beginning at the starting line.
  5. Hand each child a streamer.
  6. When you say, "Go!" the first child from each team runs with his or her streamer and attaches it to the horse's tail.
  7. The players run back to tag the next teammate in each line.
  8. Those players then run to the horses and attach their streamers.
  9. Play continues until one team has all of their streamers in place, forming a complete horse's tail.
  10. Award a small prize to the winning team.
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Ice Cream Cone Relay

 
Ice Cream Cone Relay

What You'll Need:

  • 1 Sugar Cone Per Guest
  • 2 Buckets of Water
  • 2 Glasses of Equal Size

How to Play:

Divide the guests into two teams. Have them form two columns, with the members of each team lined up one behind the other. Place a bucket of water at the front of each line and an empty glass at the end of each line. Give each player a sugar cone.

When you say, "Go!" the two players at the front of each line must fill their cones with water by dipping them in their respective buckets. Each player must then turn to the next person in line and pour the water from their cone into the next player's cone, and so on down the line. The final player in each line pours the water into the glass behind him or her.

Determining the Winning Team:

The first team to fill its glass with water wins.

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Ice Cube Shuffle

 
Ice Cube Shuffle

What You'll Need:

  • A few ice cubes
  • Masking tape

Preparation:

Use masking tape to mark a start line and a goal line about 10 feet apart and about 10 to 15 feet wide.

At the Party:

  1. Divide players into at least two teams. You may wish to have three or more teams if there are a large number of players.
  2. Line the teams up behind the start line.
  3. Place an ice cube on the start line in front of each team.
  4. When you say "Go," the first player from each team gets on their hands and knees and uses only their nose to push the ice cube towards the goal line.
  5. Once a player reaches the goal line, he/she turns around and pushes the ice cube back towards the start line (still using their nose).
  6. When the ice cube makes it back to the start line, the next player in line repeats the process.
  7. The first team to get all their players to the goal line and back wins!
  8. You may wish to award small prizes, such as candy, to the winning team.

Note: You may turn this into an ice cube pass using spoons, if desired. Either way, make sure to have plenty of extra ice cubes on hand in case you need to replace any that have completely melted before the game ends.

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Merlin's Magic Relay

 
Merlin's Magic Relay

What You'll Need:

  • 2 Containers
  • Different Flavors of Powdered Drink Mix
  • 2 Plastic Spoons
  • Water

Preparation:

  1. Mark a start line and a finish line approximately 20 feet apart.
  2. Measure out the ingredients needed to make a drink, and place them in separate containers. (You will need 2 sets of ingredients-one for each team.)
  3. Label the ingredients with magical names, like "Essence of Dragon," "Magic Dust," etc.
  4. Place the two sets of ingredients by the start line.
  5. Place two "cauldrons" (i.e. glasses or other containers) at the finish line.

At the Party:

  1. Divide your guests into two teams.
  2. Have each team line up, single-file, behind the start line.
  3. Hand the first player in each team a plastic spoon.
  4. When you shout "Abracadabra!" the first player in each line should scoop up some water with the spoon, run to the glass, dump the water, run back to the start line, and hand the spoon to the next player in line.
  5. This pattern should continue until a team's glass is filled with water.
  6. At this point, the players must switch to the powdered mix, taking turns running spoonfuls over to their glass until they have added all of the powder.
  7. When all of the ingredients have been dumped into a team's glass, the last player in line should run to the glass, stir the potion and drink it.
  8. The potion has now turned that player into a frog, and he/she must leap back to the start line.
  9. The first team to have their frog return wins!

Alternative:

You may play this game with other ingredients, such as items to make a hot fudge sundae, and use only teams of two so that they can easily share their creations. You may also want to use something larger than a spoon to transfer ingredients if smaller children are playing.

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Little Mermaid Race

 
Mermaid Race

What You Will Need:

  • 1 heavy-duty drawstring bag per guest to be used as a 'mermaid tail".
  • One per guest.
  • Two belts per guest.

During the Party:

Have each guest step into their "mermaid tail". Secure their tail in place with a belt. Wrap a second belt around their knees to create a fin.

Have the children lie down on their bellies on one side of the room. Scatter the tiaras around on the other side of the room. On the command "Go", children 'swim" their way to the other side, pick up one of the tiaras, and race back.

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Off To The Races

 
Off to the Races

Preparation:

  1. Mark a 15'- to 20'-long starting line in the grass.
  2. Put 2 markers (e.g. cones, wooden posts, or buckets) 20' to 30' away from the starting line, and 10' to 15' feet away from each other.

At the Party:

  1. Divide the children into two equal teams.
  2. Have the teams line up, single file, behind the starting line.
  3. Make sure there is one marker directly across from each line of players.
  4. When you say, "Go!" the first player in each line runs to the opposing marker, makes a U-turn around it, and runs back to the start line to tag the next player.
  5. The tagged player then runs to the marker, makes a U-turn, and runs back to tag the next player.
  6. Play continues in this fashion until every player on one team has completed the relay. The first team to finish wins the race.

Alternative:

You can set up a relay course that loops back around like a race track. In this case, each player runs around the entire course before tagging the next player in line. The first team to cycle through all of its players wins.

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Over The Ocean

 
Over the Ocean

Preparation:

Mark a 6'–7' square area on the grass or carpet. (Masking tape works well indoors.)

At the Party:

  1. Divide the children evenly into 2 or 3 teams.
  2. Then, divide each team in half, and have each half line up on either side of the playing area facing their teammates.
  3. Hand the first player of each team two paper plates or squares of cardboard.
  4. When you say "Go," the first member of each team places a plate or cardboard square onto the "ocean" playing area and steps onto it.
  5. Each player then sets the second plate or square down and moves to that one, being careful not to step in the shark-filled "ocean."
  6. Players then reach back and pick up the first plate or square from behind them and place it in front.
  7. The children continue in this fashion until they reach the other side.
  8. The first player on the other side then makes his/her way back to the starting side the same way.
  9. Play continues until one team has successfully crossed the "ocean."
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Peanut Relay Race

 
Peanut Relay Race

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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Pit Stop Relay Race

 
Pit Stop Races

What You'll Need:

  • Several Rectangular Boxes (1 for each team)
  • Scissors
  • Brass Paper Fasteners or Craft Glue
  • Glue Sticks (1 for each team)
  • Paper Cups
  • Construction Paper
  • Markers
  • Stick-On Numbers (if desired)

Preparation:

Before the party, or at the party as a group activity, decide how many teams you want to have and make a cardboard racecar for each one. Here's what to do to make each racecar:

  1. Fold in the top flaps of the boxes and cut off the bottom flaps so that the boxes are open at the top and bottom.
  2. Cut handles into the longer sides of the boxes so that the children can easily pick them up and carry them while they run around the "track."
  3. Use the brass paper fasteners or craft glue to add inverted paper cups for headlights and a construction paper license plate.
  4. Cut 3 sets of 4 construction paper wheels for each car. Each set should be a different color (i.e. 4 red, 4 yellow, and 4 blue per car).
  5. Affix one set of wheels to each car.
  6. Decorate the cars with racing numbers (stick on or hand-drawn), construction paper racing stripes, sponsor names, and other designs, as desired.
  7. Lay out an oval race course on the grass or in an indoor area, and designate a pit area for each team. Put a glue stick in each pit.

At the Party:

  1. Get the Pit Stop Races started by separating the children into teams (1 for each car you've put together) and assigning each a pit area to change tires and drivers.
  2. Stagger the start lines with the first set of drivers lined up in front of their own pit.
  3. At the start of the race, each driver runs around the course and back to his designated pit area while carrying his team's car.
  4. In the pit, the crew (i.e. the rest of the driver's team) changes tires and drivers. To change tires, the crew must pull off the old wheels and replace them with a new set of a different color using a glue stick to attach the new wheels. (Note: Younger children may need adult pit crew managers.)
  5. If a tire falls off on the track, the driver must pick it up before advancing.
  6. You can signal drivers who have dropped a wheel by waving a yellow flag.
  7. The first team to make all of their laps and tire/driver changes wins.
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Pixie Dust Relay Race

 
Pixie Dust Relay

What You'll Need:

  • A Bag of Pixie Sticks Candy (enough for each guest to have at least one stick)
  • Some Plastic Spoons (at least 2)
  • Two Bowls (large enough to hold a team's pixie dust)

Preparation:

Mark a start line and a finish line approximately 20 feet apart from each other.

At the Party:

  1. Divide the guests into two teams.
  2. Have the teams stand in two single-file lines next to each other at the start line.
  3. Hand each player one Pixie Stick, and hand a spoon to the first player in each line.
  4. Place a bowl on the finish line in front of each team.
  5. When you shout, "I believe! I believe!" the first player should open his/her Pixie Stick, pour the candy into the spoon, run to the bowl, dump the "pixie dust" into the bowl, run back to the start line, and hand the spoon to the next player in line.
  6. If any player drops the spoon and spills his/her pixie dust, hand the child another Pixie Stick, and have him/her go to the back of the line to try again.
  7. Continue the relay until one of the teams has dumped all of its pixie dust into its bowl.
  8. All team members must successfully get one spoonful of dust into the bowl in order to win.
  9. Give the winning team a candy prize!
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Pumpkin Rolling Contest

 
Pumpkin Rolling Contest

Before the Party:

Choose two pumpkins of similar size, small enough that is not too heavy for the children to lift. Find an area large enough for the pumpkins to roll without hitting any objects.

Mark a starting line and a finish line

During the Party:

Have the children split into teams and line up at the starting line. They will each take turns rolling the pumpkin like a bowling ball. The first child will roll the pumpkin then run back to start and tag the next runner. The next runner will then run to the where the pumpkin stopped rolling and roll it again, then go back to tag the next runner. This continues until the pumpkin crosses the finish line. Give a small prize to the winning team.

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Rainbow Dash's Fashion Relay

 
Rainbow Dash's Fashion Relay

What You'll Need:

  • Dance music and a music player
  • Dress-up clothes including at least two each of the following: dresses (adult-sized), shoes, hats, costume or toy jewelry, gloves, purses and sunglasses
  • Two bins or large bags
  • Masking tape

Preparation:

  1. Divide the clothing evenly into two bins so that each bin has at least one dress, one pair of shoes, one hat, one piece of fake jewelry, one pair of gloves and one pair of sunglasses. Note: Use adult clothes that can easily be pulled over a child's current outfit.
  2. Create a runway by marking the floor with two pieces of masking tape so that the pieces are about 2-feet apart and 20-feet long.
  3. Have the music plugged in and on standby.

At the Party:

  1. Divide the party guests into two teams. Have each team choose a team name.
  2. Instruct the children that they are going to compete in a fashion show relay race!
  3. When you start the music, each team must work together to dress the first model on their team in their dress, shoes, hat, jewelry, gloves and sunglasses. Then, that model must gallop down the runway up and back. No running is allowed.
  4. When the first model completes their gallop down the runway and back, they must quickly take off their costume and help dress the next model.
  5. Every teammate must gallop the runway once until one team finishes first and is declared the winner.
  6. Be sure to take some pictures during the fashion show!

Note: If you have an uneven amount of players, instruct one person on the team with the fewest players to go twice.

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Raspberry Torte's Fashion Relay

 
Raspberry Torte's Fashion Relay

What You'll Need:

  • Kids music on your playlist and a music player
  • Strawberry Shortcake costumes and other dress-up clothes. You'll need two sets of each. Everything should be big enough and simple enough that they are easy to get on. Other items should include accessories like hats, shoes, etc.
  • Two laundry baskets or boxes
  • Colored tape or rope to mark off an area for the runway

Preparation:

  1. Divvy up the cloths so that there is the same items in each basket/box.
  2. Mark your runway making it about 3 feet wide and 15-20 feet long.
  3. Have an adult control the music.

At the Party:


  1. Divide the party guests into two teams. One team can be called The Strawberries and the other team can be called The Raspberries.
  2. When the music starts, each team must use all of the items in the basket to dress the first model. When the model is fully dressed they need to walk to the end of the runway and back.
  3. When the model returns to start they must quickly remove the items and pass them off to the next model who then puts everything on and takes their turn on the runway.
  4. The first team that has every child walk the runway is declared the winner.
  5. Be sure to take some pictures during the fashion show!

Note: If you have an uneven amount of players, one of the girls can go twice.

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Robot Assembly Relay Race

 
Robot Assembly Relay Race

What you Need:

  • Nut and bolt combinations so that each guest will have one nut and one bolt. Make sure that all of these are the same size, for example all 3/4 inch.
  • Several additional nuts of varying sizes. Make sure that none of these are the same size you purchased for the guests. In our example, none of the additional bolts will be 3/4 inch.

At the Party:

  1. Split the guests into teams and line them up side by side.
  2. Hand each guest a nut and bolt combination. Show them how to remove the nut.
  3. Have each member of the first team drop their nut into a bowl.
  4. Use a second bowl for each member of the second team. Place the two bowls approximately ten feet away from each team.
  5. Drop a handful of the extra, wrong-size bolts into each bowl.
  6. When you say, "Go," the first member of each team must run down to the bowl, and try the different nuts until he/she gets one that fits.
  7. When the player re-unites the nut and bolt, he/she must run back and tag the next player in line, who in turn runs down to the bowl.
  8. The first team to put all its nuts and bolts back together wins.
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Shark Out Of Water Relay Race

 
Sharks out of Water

What You'll Need:

  • Several Sheets of Blue and Gray Tissue Paper
  • Scissors
  • Plastic Straws (at least one for each child)
  • Masking Tape

Preparation:

  1. Using scissors, cut several blue and gray shark shapes from tissue paper.
  2. Use masking tape to mark two goal lines in the playing area about 15' apart.

At the Party:

  1. Line the children up along the goal line.
  2. Hand each child a straw, and place a tissue paper shark at each child's feet.
  3. To start, the children bend down with the straw in their mouth and pick up the tissue sharks by sucking it to the end of the straw.
  4. Once each child picks up their shark, they can run for the finish line being careful to maintain suction on the straw so the shark doesn't fall off the end.
  5. If a shark drops off a straw, the child must attach it again before advancing.
  6. The first child to cross the finish with the shark still attached to the end of their straw wins!
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Skateboard Relay Race

 
Skateboard Relay Race

During this relay race, players will take turns putting on knee pads and a helmet and then scooting towards the finish line!

What You'll Need:

  • 1 skateboard for every team
  • Knee pads (one set per team)
  • 1 helmet for every team
  • Plastic cones
  • Prizes (optional)

How to Have a Skateboard Relay Race:

Note: You will need to play this game on concrete away from moving vehicles.

  1. Divide the players evenly into four teams.
  2. Now divide each team in half and stand them about 50 feet across from each other.
  3. You will now have two lines of players facing their teammates.
  4. Pass out one set of knee pads, one helmet and one skateboard to each team.
  5. When you say "go," the first people in line on one side must put on their knee pads and helmet and then scoot or skateboard to their teammates on the other side.
  6. At this point they must dismount the skateboard, take off their knee pads and helmet and pass everything to the next team member in line.
  7. The race continues while everyone skates or scoots to their teammate on the opposite side.
  8. Each time they must put on all the safety equipment first.
  9. The first team with all the players that scoot across the field wins!
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Storm's Water Relay Race

 
Storm's Water Relay

The goal of this game is to be the first team of X-Men to fill a bowl with water for Storm to use to defend the source of the Cure against the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants.

What You'll Need:

  • 1 paper cup per guest
  • 2 buckets of water
  • 2 large, empty bowls of equal size

How to Play:

  1. Divide the guests into two teams.
  2. Have the children form two columns, with the members of each team lined up one behind the other.
  3. Place a bucket of water at the front of each line and an empty bowl at the end of each line.
  4. Give each player a paper cup.
  5. When you say, "Go!" the two players at the front of each line must fill their cups with water by dipping them in their respective buckets.
  6. Each player must then turn to the next person in line and pour the water from their cup into the next player's cup, and so on down the line.
  7. The final player in each line pours the water into the bowl behind him or her.
  8. The first team to fill its bowl with water and successfully help Storm defend the source of the Cure wins the game.

The X-Men name and all related characters and elements are the property of Marvel Characters, Inc. This guide is not affiliated with or endorsed by Marvel Characters, Inc.

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Three Musketeers Race

 
Three Musketeers Race

Preparation:

Mark two lines on the ground, about 20 feet apart from each other.

At the Party:

  1. Divide your guests into teams of three.
  2. Have the members of each team line up along the start line with their backs to each other (in a triangle) and their elbows locked.
  3. Once all of the teams are in place, shout, "All for one and one for all!" to start the race.
  4. The teams must then run to the second line, turn, and run back, keeping their arms locked at all times.
  5. If a team unlinks its elbows, it must return to the beginning and start over.
  6. The first team to get all the way to the second line and back wins.

Variation:

  1. To make the game more interesting, you can place several cones or buckets (1 per team) just past the second line.
  2. Have each team run to its cone or bucket and spin in a circle around it three times before returning to the first line.
  3. This is a good way to add a challenge for an older, more coordinated group of children as they will have to deal with the dizziness factor.
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Three Legged Race

 
Three-legged Race

In this race, children will have one leg tied to a partner so that they look like a three-legged alien! Everyone will have to work together to race to the finish line the fastest.

What You'll Need:

  • One scarf or bandana for every 2 guests.
  • A streamer tied between two chairs (the finish line)

Preparation:

  1. Create a finish line by tying a long streamer between two chairs that are 20 feet apart.
  2. Mark the starting line on the ground with string or chalk about 50 feet from the finish line.

At the Party:

  1. Divide the children into pairs and stand them side by side facing forward.
  2. Tie each pair's legs together with a bandana or scarf. To do this, only tie one person's left leg to the other person's right leg.
  3. Line up all your three-legged aliens at the starting line.
  4. When you say go, they must run together as fast as they can to the finish line.
  5. The first three-legged alien to cross the finish line wins!
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Tiana's Restaurant Race

 
Tiana's Restaurant Relay

What You'll Need:

  • Two trays
  • Toy food on non-breakable plates

At the Party:

  1. Fill each tray with plates of toy food. Divide the guests into two teams.
  2. The first player on each team must race to the other side of the room and back while balancing the tray.
  3. If anything drops off the tray, the player must pick it up and continue the race.
  4. Then pass the tray to the next player in line.
  5. The first team to finish wins.
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Tire Roll Race

 
Tire Roll Relay

What You'll Need:

  • Two tires
  • Two cones

To Play

  • Divide the group into two equal teams.
  • Create a start line using chalk, tape, chairs, or another object.
  • Place two cones a reasonable distance from the start line (one cone per team).
  • The object is for the players to roll the tire to the other side, around the cone, and back to the start line before handing the tire to the next player.
  • The team that completes the relay first, wins.
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Tissue Paper Slipper Race

 
Slipper template

What You'll Need:

  • Several Sheets of Pink Tissue Paper
  • Scissors
  • Several Straws
  • A Copy of Our Slipper Outline

Preparation:

Cut slipper shapes from pink tissue paper using our Slipper Outline. Mark two lines in a playing area that you feel is a reasonable distance for the age of the children at the party.

At the Party:

  1. Line the children up along the first starting line.
  2. Give each child a straw and place a tissue paper slipper at each child's feet.
  3. When you say, "GO!" the kids need to pick up the slipper by placing the straw in their mouths, and bending down to suck up the slipper so it sticks to the other end of the straw.
  4. With the slipper attached, the children run to the finish line.
  5. If they lose suction and the tissue falls they need to start over.
  6. The first child to cross the goal line with the slipper attached to the straw wins.
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Turtle Crawl Race

 
Turtle Crawl Race

At the Party:

  1. Divide the children into an even number of teams of two or three and have each team stand in a single file., one behind the other.
  2. Place a cone or other kind of marker in front of each team.
  3. Place one cone about 20 feet away from each team.
  4. When you say "go" the first children in line must crawl over to the cone across from them and then crawl back.
  5. Then, the next person in line crawls up and back.
  6. The first team to successfully crawl up and back wins.

Alternative Play:

If you'd like to make this game harder you can make anyone who falls down start their turn over.

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Unicorn Mane Race

 
Unicorn Mane Races

What You'll Need:

  • Copies of our Unicorn Print-Outs (Unicorn 1 and Unicorn 2)
  • Masking Tape
  • A Variety of Colorful Streamers

Preparation:

Cut a 1' - 2' length of streamer for each child, and attach a piece of looped tape to the end of each. Download and print 1 copy of each of our Unicorn Printouts.

Choose a playing area, indoors or outdoors, with 20' - 30' of running space. Use masking tape to mark a starting line 15' - 25' away from a wall, a tree, or another object. (You will hang the unicorn pictures on this surface area.)

At the Party:

Hang the unicorn pictures on a tree or wall running distance (15' - 25') away from the starting line.

Divide the children into two equal teams. Explain that the object is to be the first team to attach all of the colored streamers to its unicorn picture, forming the unicorn's rainbow mane. Have each team form a line, one behind the other, beginning at the starting line. Hand each child a streamer.

When you say, "Go!" the first child from each team runs with their streamer and attaches it to the unicorn's mane. The players run back to tag the next teammate in each line. Those players then run to the unicorns and attach their streamers. Play continues until one team has all of their streamers in place, forming a complete unicorn's mane. Award a small prize to the winning team.

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Walk The Plank

 
Walk the Plank

What You'll Need:

  • 1 Corrugated Cardboard Rectangle Measuring 3' x 8" for Each Team
  • String or Shoelaces
  • Masking Tape

Preparation:

  1. Cut a 3' by 8" rectangle out of a sheet of corrugated cardboard for each team.
  2. Punch six holes in each (three on each long side) through which to thread thin rope or shoestrings.
  3. These will be used to tie guests' feet to the plank, so you may want to use your child's shoe as a model for the spacing.
  4. Mark a start and finish line with masking tape (indoors) or with string (outdoors).

At the Party:

  1. Divide the children into teams of three.
  2. Line up the planks along the starting line, then position each team on its plank, with one child behind the other as in our example.
  3. Tie the children's left feet to the planks, and have them hold onto their teammates' waists.
  4. When you say, "Go," the teams should try to walk their planks to the finish line.
  5. The first team to cross the finish line wins.
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Watering Can Relay Race

 
Watering Can Relay Race

What You'll Need:

  • 2 Small children's watering cans
  • 2 Buckets of water
  • Small plastic glasses

At the Party:

  1. Divide the guests into two teams and have them form two lines.
  2. Place a bucket of water at the front of each line and an empty watering can about ten feet away.
  3. Give each player an empty plastic glass.
  4. When you say, "Go!" the players at the front of each line must fill their glasses with water by dipping them in their bucket.
  5. They must then run to the empty watering can and pour their glass of water inside, then run back and tag the next team member.
  6. The child who is next in line should have their glass filled with water and be ready to run.
  7. Continue the race until one team completely fills their watering can.
  8. The first team to fill its watering can to the rim with water wins.
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Wheel Barrow Relay Race

 
Wheel Barrow Race

What You'll Need:

  • Two small wheel barrows (can also use wagons)
  • Several balls for each wheel barrow, such as beach balls, soccer balls, or basketballs

Preparation:

  1. Use masking tape to mark the start and finish lines for the races.
  2. For children under five, make the distance fairly short.
  3. For children six to ten, make the race twenty-five feet or more.

How to Have a Wheel Barrow Race:

  1. Divide the guests into two teams and have them form two lines.
  2. Place a wheel barrow (or wagon) filled with a few balls at the front of each line.
  3. When you say, "Go!" the players at the front of each line must grab the handles of their wheel barrows and race to the line you have marked, turn around, and race back.
  4. If any balls fall out of their wheel barrow, they must stop and retrieve them.
  5. When they get back to the starting line, the next team member grabs the wheel barrow and starts running.
  6. Continue the race until every member of both teams has crossed the finish line.
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Wheel Barrow Relay Race

 
Workmen's Relay Race

Preparation:

Divide the children into teams and provide each team with an empty tool belt. Place child-safe tools, such as a hammer, screwdriver, wrench, gloves, hard hat, etc., a fair distance from the start of the race.

Basic Rules:

  • After you say "go," the first player of each team should put on the tool belt, run to the tools, and fill the belt.
  • After the player has filled his belt, he or she should run to the other side and pass the full tool belt to the next player.
  • That player should put on the tool belt, race to the other side, empty it, and run to the other side to return the empty belt to the next player.
  • The game continues until all of the players have had a turn. The first team to finish the race wins the game.
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