We love the summer for birthday parties because it means you can move all or part of the party outside and get the kids moving. This Backpack Relay Race Game is perfect for kids in the 5 to 12 age range.
- 2 backpacks
- assorted hats, mittens, socks, shirts, scarves or feather boas (get creative, there are so many possibilites)
- start line
- goal line
You will need to divide the party guests into two teams. Place into each backpack the same type of items i.e. each will need one shirt, one hat, two mittens, etc. At the start line one team member will have to unzip the backpack, dress in all of the clothing items, then run to the goal line. Then they will have to take all the items off, put them back in the backpack, and run back to the finish line. Then it is time for the next team member to repeat the process. Whichever team has everyone finish the relay first wins.
This game is quite amusing for both the participants and observers. Watch to see the various ways that people will put the clothes on in their haste to get dressed. You can mark off the start line and goal line with some orange cones.
Have prizes to award to the winning team. This party game is also perfect for playing at a park based birthday party or anywhere indoors that you have a lot of room to run. Your party guests will really enjoy this Backpack Relay Race Game and so will you!