Octopus relay is a great game that is played in teams as a relay. Need ideas for relay races for kids? Look no further. Here you will find a relay race activity to use for any event. Relay activities are sure to keep kids of all ages having fun and even getting some physical exercise along the way. Relay races are a great way to teach kids how to be part of a team as well as learning social skills. It doesn’t take much to put together fun and creative relay races for kids, so check out these ideas to get started!
- number of players: at least 6
- ages: from 5 years old
- materials: 1 scarf for every pair or trio, 1 paper fish per team
- Played outdoors
- Play time: 30 min
How to play Octopus Relay race?
Put the kids with a partner or in groups of three, and tie their legs together like a three-legged race. If they are groups of three, the child in the middle will be tied to two people. This is best for an older crowd. Put a collection of paper fish at the goal line for the pair or trio to grab and bring back to the starting line. To make this game longer or if you have more players, you can have a team of 6 people with 3 pairs on each team. Then each pair on the team would run to get a fish and bring it back tagging off to the next pair. Whichever team had all their pairs run, get a fish, and bring it back the fastest would win.
Relay Races are great for groups, parties, family fun night, field days at school or any time you have a group of kids who want to have fun.
The educational advantages of the game
- generates fun atmosphere
- lets kids exercise and encourages team work.
- children develop and enhance strength and balance
- improves interpersonal awareness
- children enhance motor skills
- learning and listening to the rules of the game.
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