Relay games for kids

Exercise For Kids: 6 Indoor & Outdoor Relay games for kids

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Exercise For Kids: 6 Indoor & Outdoor Relay games for kids

Relay games for kids
Relay games for kids

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A relay race is a racing competition, in which members of a team take turns completing parts of the racecourse or doing a particular action.

Relay games are particularly fun for kids and help them learn about teamwork.

It also contains competition which can bring out the best effort in people.

In this article, For kids team gathered 6 of the funniest relay races and games for kids, which can be played indoor and outdoor.

These races will make your kids happy, active, and train their muscles as well.

6 Relay games for kids

1- Animal Relay

It is an indoor and outdoor funny relay race for kids

* Divide the players into two teams. The teams form two lines with equal numbers of people in each.

Adults will assign players a type of animal to imitate.

Tell the kids: The first players on each team are the same animal; the
second players are the same animal, too, but different from the first players, and so on.

On “Go,” the first player acts like his animal, running, hopping, crawling, slithering, galloping…to the goal line and back, then tags the next player.

The next player then acts like his animal and so on until one team is finished and sitting down.

The first team with everyone sitting down wins this race.

2- Beanbag Race

Props: One beanbag for each participant

Designate a starting line, a finish line, and a leader to call out directions.

Players race to the finish line, following the directions they hear and carrying their beanbags.

This relay game doesn’t need to have a winner; it’s just fun! Also, it can be played as indoor and outdoor activity.

Tell the children: Place your beanbag either on your head or between your legs.

The object of the game is to reach the finish line with your beanbag in
place.

On “Go,” the leader will tell you to walk, run, hop, gallop, skip, crawl,
walk backward, or anything else that she can imagine.

Move toward the finish line, performing that movement and carrying your beanbag.

3- Potato-Sack Race

Props: One sack for each participant

Designate a starting line, a finishing line, and a leader to call out directions.

Tell the kids: One person will say, “Go.” You must step into your sack
and, while holding on to it, hop as fast as you can to the finish line.

4- Wheelbarrow Race

Each team consists of one player in the Wheelbarrow position (#10) and another player acting as the pusher who picks up the ankles of the wheelbarrow and supports his body.

On “Go,” your wheelbarrow partner moves forward on his hands while you hold tightly onto his ankles.

Race to the finish line.

It is an excellent relay game for kids that helps them to strengthen muscles and try new movements.

5- Egg-and-Spoon Relay

Props: An egg (hard-boiled) for each team; one spoon for each participant

Divide the players into two teams. Give every player a spoon and each team a hard-boiled egg.

Each teammate runs one leg of the race.

Tell the kids: Each child takes a turn carrying her team’s egg on the
spoon from the starting line to a turnaround point and back again.

Once a player is finished, he passes the egg to the next teammate in line.

If you drop the egg, you must stop and retrieve it.

The team that finishes the race first wins the game.

6- Hula-Hoop Race

Props: A hula-hoop for each team

Divide the group into two teams. Each team joins hands to form a circle.

How to play? Tell the kids: Loop a hula-hoop over your arm.

Without letting go of the other player’s hands, step into and through the hoop, so it rests on your other arm.

Next slide the hoop onto the next player’s arm, and he must repeat the maneuver.

Whichever team can pass the hoop all the way around the circle first, without letting go of each others’ hands, is the winner.

Variation: If you have a large group of players, you can turn this game in to a competition by forming two straight lines with the same amount of players.

The game is played the same as mentioned above, but the team that finishes first wins that round.

Mix up the players and allow 15 minutes for this indoor and outdoor relay game for kids.

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