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12 Fun Relay Races for Kids


An outdoor party is not complete without games!  Learn how to transform a simple relay race into a fun, silly or challenging party game for kids of all ages, including adults.  {{wink}}  Included in these relay races are hula hoop relay, beach ball relay, water bucket relay, dress up relay, gunny sack race, three-legged race and water balloon relay.

12 Fun Relay Races for Kids

Relay Race

Relay Race

1.  Hula Hoop Relay Race ~ How to play a hula hoop relay race which is a fun game to play and an easy outdoor party game to organize. Relay games like this hula hoop relay race is a great team building activity and SO much fun for kids to play.

Relay Race

2.  Beach Ball Relay Race ~ Relay games like beach ball relay race are good games to play outside. Beach ball relay is a great outdoor game for kids that’s quick to put together and so much fun to play.

Relay Race

3.  Water Bucket Relay Game for Kids ~ How to play water bucket relay games for kids which make such fun outside activities and summer party games. These relay races are easy to play and quick to organize.

Relay Race

4.  Spaghetti Bowl Relay ~ Line party guests up in a line and pass down slippery cooked spaghetti noodles to fill up a bowl.

Halloween Dress UP

5.  Mummy Dress-Up ~ A fun team game to see who can make a mummy the quickest.  Divide the children into groups, give them crepe paper or toilet paper and let them wrap a mummy.  It’s fun, easy and cheap!  (You could always use large clothing for another version of dress up relay.)

Relay Run

Relay Race Games

6.  DIY Patriotic Gunny Sack Race ~ Make your own patriotic gunny sacks for the classic American gunny sack race.  The adorable start and finish signs are free printables.  Score!

Relay Run

7.  Three-Legged Race ~ A classic relay race where two individuals tie their legs together to race to the finish.  Perfect for field races.

Relay Run

8.  Popcorn Relay Race ~ How cool is this?!  Try racing with cups of popcorn tied to your shoes and not loosing very much of the popcorn.  The object is to fill up an empty box with popcorn.

Relay Race

9.  Flag Tag Relay {Flag Day Activity} ~ Two teams and a bucket of flags are all you need for some patriotic outdoor fun.

Relay Run

10.  Soccer Relay Race ~ Race beach balls through pool noodles to see who finishes the obstacle first.

Don't Drop the Droid

11.  Don’t Drop the Droid ~ Star Wars Clone Wars Game :  A fun Star Wars, Clone Wars, or Jedi Academy game or activities for kids that’s cheap, easy, and fun to play. You’ll only need 2 spoons, hard boiled eggs, and kids to play the game. It’s my version of the ‘egg and spoon’ relay race game.

Balloon Game

12.  Water Balloon Spoon Race ~ This Water Balloon Spoon Race is fun for any type of children’s party.  The wooden spoons were purchased from the dollar store, painted and decorated with washi tape.  You could of course leave yours plain.

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