Relay Games For Kids – Fun Inside and Outdoors

Running back and forth carrying various items is fun, right?

These relay games are great active games that keep you all moving and laughing while having a friendly competition.

And if you don’t feel like running, that happens to me a lot, just get the kids started and cheer from the sidelines. That’s cool too.

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Relay Race Game Ideas For Kids.

1. Green Eggs Race

Dr. Seuss inspired relay race. Run a green eggs race with Sam-I-Am in the backyard or indoors.

Green Eggs Dr Seuss Themed Relay Race for Kids

What You Need:

  • green pipe cleaners
  • white pipe cleaners
  • hot glue gun
  • spatula

Prepare green eggs.

  • Make the egg white: Twist a white pipe cleaner into a swirly circle. You know like swirly lollipop. You might want to twist a few of them together to make a bigger circle.
  • Make the green egg yolk: Twist a green pipe cleaner into a swirly circle. Make it smaller than the white one.
  • Glue the green egg yolk on the egg white.

How to Play:

Form teams. Give each team a spatula and one green egg.

The first player of each team runs to the other side of the room holding the egg on a spatula. At the end of the room they fill toss the egg in the air and catch it with the spatula.

Once they have done that, they run back and pass the spatula and egg to next team member.

Seussified fun is the best, wackiest kind of fun.

If you and your kids are Dr. Seuss fans you’ll have a blast with these Dr. Seuss party ideas.

You don’t have to have a party to play fun games and eat Dr. Seuss themed yummy snacks. Just grab some books and have a Dr. Seuss marathon while enjoying amazing treats.

2. Unicorn Horn Relay Race

Yay! You get to be a unicorn! And all you need for that is plastic Easter eggs. You might wonder what plastic eggs have to do with unicorns.

Well, nothing really but with a little bit of imagination the plastic eggs turn into unicorn horns.

Unicorn Relay Race Game. Fun party game for kids.

What You Need:

  • 5 (or any amount you choose) plastic egg halves for each participant
  • unicorn horns: traffic cones or bowling pins

How To Play:

  1. Mark a starting point. Place the traffic cones “unicorn horns” far away from the starting point.
  2. The kids put a half of an egg on top of their heads. then they run around the horn and back to the starting point.
  3. They add another egg half on top of the other and go around the horn again.
  4. Continue until they have gone around the unicorn horn with all the eggs. The one who finishes first is the winner.

Don’t stop at the unicorn race. Gallop over the rainbow into the enchanting world of unicorns and make fun, easy unicorn crafts and play other super awesome unicorn games.

Any day is a good day for unicorn fun!

3. Love Is In The Air: Heart Race #1

Love is in the air, everywhere I look around

Love is in the air, every sight and every sound

John Paul Young
Heart Race Relay. A fun game for kids on Valentines or any day. Play games in the backyard or inside.

What You Need:

How To Play:

  1. Place the bowl of hearts at one end of the room.
  2. The players scoop up a heart or two. They race them to the finish line and put them in the bowl.
  3. Then they run back for more hearts.

4. Heart Race #2

What You Need:

How To Play:

In this version you carry a candy heart on a popsicle stick. Makes it a tiny bit more challenging than a spoon.

And if you want it to be even more challenging, try to transport the foam hearts with the popsicle stick.

Celebrate love every day! You don’t need to wait for Valentine’s Day to play this race or any of the other fun Valentine’s games.

Do something unexpected and do a couple of the lovable Valentine’s activities now. They will make your day sweet.

5. Sprinkles Race

Sprinkles! Scoop up sprinkles and run! The downside is you don’t get to eat them. But nothing is stopping you from having an extra bowl for just eating.

Sprinkles Relay Race Game for Ice Cream Party or Donut Party.

What You Need:

  • sprinkles
  • spoons (one for each team)
  • bowls (two for each team)

How To Play:

The object of the game is to transport your team’s sprinkles from one bowl to the other.

  1. Put sprinkles in bowls for each team. Place the empty bowls at the other end of the room.
  2. The first player of each team scoops up a spoonful of sprinkles.
  3. Then they run to the bowls to dump the sprinkles.
  4. After that they run back and hand the spoon to the next team member.

The team that gets their sprinkles first in the other bowl wins.

All those sprinkles make you want to have ice cream!

Eat a couple of scoops after playing other fun ice cream themed games like ice cream sundae relay.

6. Crab Walk Race

Pretend you are crabs and do a crab walk relay race.

Crab walk race. A fun game for under the sea party.

How To Play:

  1. One player at a time from each team crab walks to the other end of the room and back.
  2. Then the next person of the team goes.
  3. The team that finishes first wins.

“Under the sea…” If you only could hear me sing. Okay, maybe not. I’m known for not being able to carry a tune.

But that does not stop me from enjoying mermaid kind of fun!

You too will have a blast with these mermaid games and fun treat ideas.

7. Crack The Eggs Race

Who would not want to stomp on eggs like a dinosaur… I’m sure kids would find that hilarious but for most of us parents (me!) the egg mess would be little too much.

So, instead of eggs, let’s use balloons.

Crack the eggs relay race. A fun egg stomp game for Easter or Dinosaur party.

What You Need:

  • balloons
  • paper bags or a blanket for a nest

How To Play:

  1. Make a nest with the paper bags.
  2. Place balloons in the nest.
  3. One team member at a time runs to the nest and cracks ONE egg.
  4. And then he runs back to the start line.
  5. Another team member runs to crack one and so on.

And of course, the team that cracks the eggs first, wins.

You’re thinking that now she is going to suggest awesome dinosaur ideas… and you are RIGHT!

I was not a dino fan until I put together these dinomite party ideas. Now I want to party like a dinosaur!

8. Tacky Tourist Relay

One of the best things in the summer are luau parties! Relaxed Hawaiian aloha feeling.

This backyard game is great for any summer party.

Tacky Tourist Relay Race Game for Summer Luau Party: carry-on luggage, sun hat, lei, sun glasses, towel...

What You Need:

  • A carry-on suitcase for each team.
  • in each suitcase: a pair of sunglasses, beach towel, sunhat, lei, grass skirt etc.

How To Play:

  1. One member of each team at a time pulls the suitcase to the “Beach”.
  2. Lays down the towel, puts on the sunglasses, sunhat, lei etc. and lies down on the towel.
  3. Quickly gets up and packs everything back in the suitcase.
  4. Runs back home and gives the suitcase to the next person.

We had two inflatable flamingos that did not fit inside the suitcases so the “tourists” carried them.

This game was a hit at a luau party I hosted. Everyone loved it.



Bring aloha into your home. It does not even have to be summer. We all could use a some sunshine in the winter too.

Play luau party games and make fun Hawaiian themed treats. Put on your grass skirts and dance hula.

Memories are waiting to be made every day! Even the smallest things like relay race games can create the greatest memories.

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8 Awesome Relay Race Ideas for Kids. Backyard games, indoor games.

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