Three-Legged Race

three-legged race for kids game

Three-Legged Race

The Three-legged race is a very funny game that greatly amuses children. It is perfect as an activity for a birthday party that takes place outdoors.
The necessary equipment is limited to pieces of fine rope, string or scarves … It is a race between pairs of competitors with each pair having their adjacent legs bound together. The objective is for the partners to beat the other contestant pairs to the finish line.

Game sheet

  • number of players: from 6 children
  • age: from 6 years
  • material: rope, scarf, string … What you have to tie the pegs of the pairs.
  • Played outdoors
  • Duration: 10 minutes

Three-legged race rules

Make sure you have an open space long enough for a race, wide enough for the whole group to stand abreast, preferably with a soft surface like grass.

Children will have to put themselves 2 by 2 to participate in this race. Once each child has their play partner, place them side by side and tie together the legs of two kids in a team. Children will therefore have to run by coordinating their feet so as not to fall. They can only move forward if they move in sync with each other.

Define a start line and a finish line. All the children stand on the starting line with their partner, ankles tied to each other. When all teams are steady, let the race begin!
Launch the start! The winning team is the one that crosses the finish line first!

The educational advantages of the game

  • development of gross motor skills
  • rapidity and cohesion of movements
  • play in community
  • play in pairs: listen to the partner
  • learning and listening to the rules of the game

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