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Field Day Games

5 Favorite Field Day Games and Activities

School Field Day is a student favorite! Make this year’s count with new and creative games everyone will love!

Bozo Buckets – This toss game gets more challenging the longer kids play but gives everyone a chance to win! Take ten or twelve good size buckets or pails and line them up in two rows (for two kids to play at once). Kids will each be given a ball and a chance to toss it into the closest bucket, repeat for the next closest bucket and so on until they’re aiming for the last and farthest bucket. Offer consolation prizes to the all who make it into one bucket and then a grand prize to kids who get it in the furthest one.

Plunger Challenge: Beginning with 4-8 plungers, have students pass a ball back-and forth as many times as possible with the plungers. Younger kids do this while standing in a circle, older kids while running toward a finish line. Kids compete for lowest score – one point is awarded each time the ball hits the ground.

Field Day GameEgg & Spoon Race (or Apple & Spoon Race) – Incorporating speed and coordination, this game really has kids howling and cheering for one another. Line students up in two side-by-side lines, give the first two a wooden spoon with an egg or apple on it and have them race to a finish line without dropping what they are carrying.

Chicken Stix Relay:  Have students grab a rubber chicken from a bucket using drum sticks and run it across the field and deposit it in a different bucket.  Pass the stix to your team mate and they bring it back.

Water Balloon Toss: Field Day is all about being outside in the fresh air and hot sunshine, making water-themed games a must! For this game, have students pair off and line up about 6 feet away from one another. First students toss their balloon and those who do not drop their balloon stay in the game, taking two steps back to increase the distance from one another at each round. Continue until there is only one team left.

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