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A section in the Toolbox Training book 100 Game Activities for Kids focuses on relays. Below are the directions for more traditional relays.
- depends on relay
- Divide kids into at least two teams with four to eight kids per team ideally.
- Determine if children go only once or more than once.
- You may wish to have a stopwatch on hand.
- Pick an action (hop, run, skip, run backwards, crab walk, jump, crawl, etc.).
- Each child must get to designated area and back doing that action.
- Vary how many teams there are.
- Vary how many players are on each team.
- Change the distance children have to run or skip, etc.
- Have each child in the relay perform a different action. Example: the first one has to hop, the second one has to run backwards, etc.
- With small groups (4 or under), you could have each child go multiple times and they have to perform a different action each time.
Source(s): 100 Game Activities for Kids (activity D1)
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