Bean Relay Race is a great active game that keep you all moving and laughing while having a friendly competition. Running back and forth carrying various items is fun, right?
Kids love to play games that name a winner. Feeling like they have accomplished something is very rewarding for children. Playing competitive games should supply the kids with a good competition experience and tons of fun. Relay races provide healthy competition, physical activity, and overall fun for your little ones! Relay games are particularly fun for kids and help them learn about teamwork.
- Number of players: from 6 children
- Ages: from 5 years old
- Supplies: 2 large bags of dried beans, a bucket or bowl for each team
- Played outdoors
- Play time: about 15 min
Bean Relay Race rules
If you can hold a handful of beans while jumping up and down, then you can play this game.
Have the children split into two teams. Each team will stand in single file, one next to the other behind the starting line. Place a bucket on the other side of the play area in front of each team, and put a bag full of beans next to the first person in each line.
When the game begins, the first person in line from each team will grab a handful of beans and begin hopping to the side where the buckets are. When they arrive, they must put the beans in their bucket and run back to tag the hand of another teammate. The teammate does the same as the first person. This continues until everyone has gone through at least once; you can do it twice if the teams are small. The team with the most beans in their bucket wins the game.
Variants of the game
You can adjust this jump and the difficulty depending on the age of the children.
- They can jump on one foot.
- They can jump backwards.
- You can put obstacles to complicate the course.
The educational advantages of the Bean Relay Race
- generate fun atmosphere
- build relationships and improves team cohesion
- develop gross motor skills
- children develop and enhance strength and balance
- enhance cooperation and social skills
- learning and listening to the rules of the game
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