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Game ideas for relay games

Relay games are also racy games. These game ideas for relay races can be easily played in a sports hall or on the grass. Creating some vinyl banners to let everyone know where the start and finish areas are would be a great idea. Some games also require water.
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  1. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: nothingCrab race

    Flit across the grass like a crab.

  2. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: nothingRoman Wagon Races

    5 players make a horse and rider and try not to fall apart during the race

  3. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: nothingA Different Kind of Leapfrog

    Water leap frog - over the top and through the legs.

  4. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: nothingTunnel relay

    The team stands behind each other with the legs apart. The last in the row crawls through the legs to the front and stands at the front of the line

  1. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: nothingBridge relay

    The team stands next to each other and supports themselves with hands and feet making a tunnel. The last in the line crawls through the tunnel and stands at the front.

  2. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: nothingDuck race

    Complete a duck race with the legs spread and the hands supporting you on the ground.

  3. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: nothingLeap frog

    The team members bend over standing approx. 1 meter apart. The last player leap frogs all of the players and joins the front.

  4. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: nothingBull race

    2 kids hold out their hands and each hold onto the other player’s stretched out leg with their other hand.

  5. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: nothingMassive rolls

    2 kids grab each others ankles and try to perform some forward rolls

  6. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: nothingCouples crab race

    2 kids with their arms hooked start running on all fours.

  7. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: nothingCentipede race

    The team makes a line in the press-up position. The feet of the person in front are placed on the shoulders of the person behind. The race can begin.

  8. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: nothingSpit race

    The legs are spread and the players grab their own ankles. The race will take place in this position.

  9. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: nothingTransport belt

    A player lying on top of another player is moved along the line when the underneath players rotate.

  10. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: nothingKangaroo jump

    Everyone jumps around like a kangaroo.

  11. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: nothingSeal Racing

    Players lie on their stomachs and move like a seal towards the goal

  12. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: nothingRollover the Group

    The last person rolls over the others and lies at the end of the line.

  13. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: (tennis)-ballPush the Ball or Egg

    Use only the head or nose to push a tennis ball over a long distance in the sand.

  14. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: paper or bear crates or wooden boardsNewspaper or crate relay

    Every runner receives two sheets of newspaper and must complete a distance standing on them.

  15. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: blanketThe Blanket Race

    At the signal, the group holds up the blanket and races with player sitting on the blanket to the goal.

  16. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: water buckets, sponges, meter stickSponge relay

    A water tank is filled with water from another source using a sponge.

  17. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: balloonsBalloon handicap

    A balloon is clamped between the legs. A relay race is performed like this.

  18. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: balloonsTwo Man Balloon Run

    A two man team (or the whole group) must run through an obstacle course using only their stomachs or head to hold the balloon between them.

  19. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: tired inner tubeInner Tube Relay

    The tire tube is rolled back and forth over a distance of about 30-50 meters in relay fashion.

  20. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: 500-1000 clothes pegsClothespin Relay or Fashionably Styled Hair

    Fetch 50-100 clothes pegs and put them in your hair.

  21. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: per each team 2 (short) sticks 1 potatoPotato duck race

    A duck run with a handicap

  22. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: 1 water beaker per team, water, bucketPassing the beaker

    A filled beaker of water is passed along with the teeth.

  23. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: stiltsStilt relay

    A relay race is performed on stilts.

  24. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Skis (or simple long wooden boards) with several foot holdings (screwed on belts).Dry ski race

    3 or more players must complete a course on 2 long skis with several foot loops.

  25. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: big bowlsWash bowl relay

    A relay race is performed sitting in a wash bowl.

  26. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: hockey sticks, tennis ballHockey-Ball

    A tennis ball must be guided through an obstacle course with a hockey stick.

  27. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: bottle, water beaker, waterFilled and Refilled

    A bottle must be filled and refilled x number of times in a rely race.

  28. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: spoons, eggs or table tennis ballsEgg and spoon race

    Each player carries a spoon in their hand with an egg placed on it.

  29. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: ball, basket or bowlBall relay race

    The first starts off with a ball and places it in a basket. Then the next runner can start. He fetches the ball from the basket and hands it to the third player.

  30. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: blanketsPulling blankets

    A player is pulled around the room on a blanket.

  31. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: blanketsBlanket race

    A relay race with blankets as a race surface.

  32. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: blanketsCaterpillar 1

    A relay race using two blankets under the hands and feet.

  33. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: blanketCaterpillar 2

    A relay race using a blanket to slide along.

  34. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: clothespins or coastersBeer mat and clothes peg relay

    Objects are passed from person to person using clothes pegs.

  35. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: chairChair Race

    Players race to the finish holding the chair as if they were sitting on it.

  36. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: toilet paperToilet Paper Snake

    A completely unrolled toilet paper is carried through a forest area.

  37. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: spoon measuring beakerEarth transport

    Earth must be transported with a spoon in the mouth.

  38. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: ropeOperation Baywatch

    Several swimmers must be saved.

  39. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: tennis ballChin-Ball-Race

    The first person holds a ball under his chin and pass it to the next player without using his hands.

  40. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: newspapersNewspaper Boy

    Large single sheets of newspaper are hung over head or arms. The player must run to the goal.

  41. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: cotton wool ball per team and VaselineVaseline race

    A cotton wall ball must be passed on from child to child with the nose.

  42. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: batonRelay Race: Pass the Baton

    Pass the baton - but with variations

  43. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: tray, 2 poles Relay Race: Difficult Transport

    Both players must use their poles to transport a tray.

  44. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: buckets, sticksPass on a bucket

    Pass on a bucket with a stick

  45. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: water bowl, bottles, strawsWater in the straw

    Water is transported with the help of a long pipe.

  46. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: paper or balloonsNewspaper Press

    Both (or more persons) must keep a newspaper page between them and run to the goal.

  47. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: bobby carsBobby-Car-Race

    A relay race with bobby cars - not just for little kids.

  48. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: blankets or boxes, various objectsIsland post

    Different objects are moved (thrown) from island to island.

  49. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: skateboard, stop watchSkateboard race

    Complete a race sitting on a skateboard.

  50. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: plastic pool, sponges or bowls, waterFill the Pool

    A small plastic pool must be filled with water.

  51. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: balloons, blanketsBalloon Relay with Hand Towels

    Two players run holding a towel on which a balloon is placed.

  52. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: balloons, chairsBalloon seat

    A balloon is burst by sitting on it.

  53. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: newspaper, tape, balloonsNewspaper Tarp

    A tarp made from 9 sheets of newspapers is used to transport balloons.

  54. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: rope, air mattressRope Pull Relay

    A rope is strung or held above a stream or across a pool. The first player sits on an air mattress and must pull himself to the other side.

  55. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: 3-4 stamp pads, 3-4 letter stamps (made from foam or potatoes).Pressing the stamp

    Print a stamp on each body part with A, H, B and N

  56. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: diving suit or jogging suit (jacket and pants), a diving mask, a snorkel and swim finsDiving Relay

    A relay race is completed with a diving suit, flippers, diving mask and snorkel.

  57. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Beer tables (or long wide boards)Beer table relay

    A relay race using beer tables as the underlay for the whole group.

  58. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: toothpicks, candies or marshmallowsToothpick rally

    Each player uses a toothpick held between his lips to spear candies.

  59. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: clothespins, coasters or other objectsPick ‘em Up

    Using clothespins and pick up objects.

  60. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: balloons, forksSpoon balloon transport

    Pass on a balloon with a spoon or fork.

  61. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Wellington boots, water, pool or bucketsWellington boot race with handicaps

    The Wellington boots are pulled on and filled to the top with water. The player runs, with his boots full of water, to a bucket and empties the contents of his boots into it.

  62. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: apples, water bowlsWheelbarrow relay

    2 players make a wheelbarrow and must fetch an apple out of a tub.

  63. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: tray, beakers, buckets, waterWaiter Race

    A tray or a board must be carried across an obstacle course.

  64. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Frisbee, bench, beaker, waterFrisbee barrow

    The person lying on the bench has a Frisbee balanced on their stomach. There is a beaker full of water (or a wide plastic cup) balanced on the Frisbee.

  65. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: bowl, bucket, beakerDive the beaker in and empty it

    Fill and empty a beaker of water holding it between the teeth.

  66. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: ice cubesIce Cube Race

    A ice cube must be taken along as the players make a relay race or obstacle course.

  67. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Obelix costumes incl. Grind stones and a bench as a handicap.Obelix race

    A funny relay race with obstacles in Obelix costumes with a grind stone.


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