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This is a fun relay game for grades 1-5.  
Submitted by Sandi Lauer and Linda Fuehrmeyer, St. Charles, Missouri.  

 

We had a great time inventing this relay activity. It’s a great fill-in activity for those times in the year when the kids are a little hyper and ready to go on holidays (times like now!). We team teach, so we were able to keep 60 kids active and alert the whole time.

Equipment:

  • Enough pizza boxes for teams of approximately 3-4 kids – one box per team.
  • 4 cones
  • 2 different signals (ie., whistle to stop, bell to resume)

Objective:
To have your team make as many deliveries as possible.

The Game:
Layout a rectangular area within your gym boundaries. You will need to use the area outside of this as your track (approximately 10-12 feet). Team members are sitting down with legs off the track. On the first signal – ringing a bell – the first team member takes off around the track area holding the pizza box.

At any time during the activity, when the next signal sounds – blowing a whistle – delivery people need to stop and perform the task on the flash card until the next “resume delivery” signal is sounded. We use large 3″ x 24″ cue cards that we laminated. The game continues in this fashion for a set amount of time. In a 10-12 minute time period, it is not unusual for teams to do over 14 laps. The teams usually consist of 3-4 members.

Cue Cards:

” “Oops, Passed Delivery” – Walk backwards in the opposite direction

” “Pepperoni Push-Ups” – Place box on floor do push-ups over the box.

” “Dropped the Bill” – Balance the box on head and touch the floor.

” “Sausage Sit-Ups” – Balance the box on bent knees and do crunches.

” “Hand-tossed” – Balance the box on palm – switch hands.

” “Stoplight” – Jog in place.

” “Big Foot” – Lying on the back with feet in air – balance the box on the soles of feet.

Safety Rules:

The pizza box must be kept parallel to the floor. If it is dropped, the student goes to the nearest wall and counts to “10.” Remind the students to “angle-in” for pizza transfer when they are handing off the pizza to the next player in line.

Other:

The pizza boxes were donated by the local businesses in our area. We end the activity with a short discussion on why it is important to have positive nutrition habits.

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