Plunger Games! A Silly Relay Race for Kids

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My son’s school wanted me to come up with some games for their Fun Friday Field Day. We decided on an updated obstacle course involving Plunger Games. This silly relay race was a big hit!

While I was shopping for supplies at the dollar store I spied plungers on sale for one dollar and my mind started racing with the possibilities. My son still enjoys bathroom humor and I knew that playing with plungers would be a hit with the first-grade
crowd. That is how this silly relay race, Plunger Games, was created.
 
 
Plunger Games; A Silly Relay Race for the Kids
 
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Plunger Games! A Silly Relay Race for Kids

While I was shopping for supplies at the dollar store I spied plungers on sale for one dollar and my mind started racing with the possibilities. My son still enjoys bathroom humor and I knew that playing with plungers would be a hit with the first-grade crowd. That is how this silly relay race, Plunger Games, was created. The other parents were a bit surprised, but soon everyone was laughing and the plungers actually do make great tools for carrying and passing balls.

Target skills for this silly relay race:

  • Hand – eye coordination
  • Bilateral movement
  • Upper Body Strength
  • Teamwork

Materials you need for Plunger Games Relay Race:

Instructions for our different versions of this silly relay race:

 

Plunger Relay Race:
Give each child a plunger. Divide the children into teams and have them do a relay race balancing the balls on their plungers.
 
Plunger Catch:
Use the plungers to throw and catch the ball.
 
Plunger Coaster Crawl:
Give each child two plungers and a coaster scooter. Have them sit cross-legged on the board with one plunger in each hand. Have them use the plungers like ski poles to propel themselves forward.
Have the child lay prone on their stomachs on the coaster scooter and use the two plungers to propel themselves forward.


What other games can you think of to play with plungers?

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5 Comments

  1. Kimberly Cox

    Great ideas. I never would have thought of these. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Reply
  2. Christina @There's Just One Mommy

    Love the relay race idea! So much fun!

    We may need to get one more dollar store plunger to try that one this summer with homeschool group.

    Reply
    • Mosswood Connections

      The kids loved the plungers and we loved that we were able to find them for $1.00.

      Reply

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