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How to Play: Out of the Water

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What you need: You will need a long rope (about 30 feet), two pairs of swimming fins, 10 balls, and two trashcans.
How to play: Divide the children into...
Throw your balls in the trash can but don't get tied up!

How to Play: Football Toss Contest

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What you need: You need a tire, a rope, four or more footballs, and a place to hang the tire (tree, jungle gym or monkey bars).
How to play: Hang the tire at a level that all players can...
Throw the ball through the tire to win this game.

How to Play: Lily Pad Relay

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What you need: You will need paper plates.
How to play: Divide the children up into teams of four or more. Each team will get two fewer plates than...
All you need are paper plates!

How to Play: Three Person Relay

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What you need: You need five bowling pins, four batons to pass, and a flat surface play area like a gym floor or paved lot.
How to play: Divide the children into four teams,...
For this game, you need five bowling pins, four batons to pass, and a flat surface play area like a gym floor or paved lot.

How to Play: Pasta Trail

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What you need: You need an outdoor area, cooked spaghetti, and containers.
How to play: Establish a starting line and a finish line in a large outdoor area. Divide the children into equally...
Make a straight line with your cooked spaghetti to the finish line.

How to Play: Roll-Ups on a Line

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What you need: You need a clothesline, clothespins, and Fruit Roll-Ups.
How to play: Before the game, hang a clothesline or find two volunteers to hold the...
Eat the fruit roll up, but without your hands!

How to Play: Rat Race

Crawl if you'd like some cereal. Credit: James Britton, Flickr What you need: You need eight to 12 long rectangular tables, blindfolds, and two boxes of Shredded Wheat cereal. How to play: To set up the race course, you need to...The only time you can feed the animals under the table!

How to Play: Body Jump Relay

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What you need: You need six players per team and a grassy playing field.
How to play: Divide the players up into teams of six. In a grassy area, have the players on each...
Your kids will have a ton of fun using each other as obstacles, but you may want to grab a helmet!

How to Play: Three Stooges

Pass the obstacle course without seeing, hearing or talking! Credit: navets, Flickr What you need: You need scarves or rope, blindfolds, ipods, and an obstacle course. How to play: Set up an obstacle course by laying out ropes to...The first team to make it back to the starting line is the winning team.

How to Play: Spin Relay

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What you need: You need a baseball bat for each team.
How to play: Establish a starting line and set a baseball bat for each team about 20-30 feet from the starting line. Divide the children...

How to Play: Three-Legged Race

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What you need: You need scarves or rope.
How to play: Divide children into pairs. Take a scarf or rope and tie together the inside ankles of each pair as they stand hip to hip. Establish a...
Can you run fast tied to two other people?

How to Play: Ping Pong Target Game

A ball on the bottle is easy to knock off! Credit: Getty Images What you need: For each team you will need a plastic soda, water, or juice bottle, ping pong ball, water, and water gun. How to play: Place all of the...

How to Play: Lemon Relay

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What you need: You need a lemon and a pencil for each team. You will also need to set up some sort of rolling course on a long table for each team.
How to play: Divide the children...
Push your lemon to the end of the table and back.

How to Play: Potato Picker

Get the potato and run! Credit: Getty Images What you need: You need raw potatoes, chairs, and buckets. How to play: Divide the children into equally numbered teams. Each team will need a chair placed in front of...This is a hot potato relay!

How to Play: Rolling Pin Race

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What you need: You need ground markers or ropes to mark the starting and finish lines.
How to play: Establish a starting line and a finish line. Pair...
You and a partner will make one big rolling pin!

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