Water relays suggestions from LDS living,
June 30, 2006
Play this activity in a large, grassy field or park. For each
of these several relay races, divide the youth into groups of eight people. For
each team, put one bucket of water at the starting line and one empty bucket at
the finish line. The point of each game is to transfer the most water to the
empty bucket in a limited time.
Sponge Relay: soak a sponge and toss it to the person
by the empty bucket. They have to squeeze the water out of the sponge and
into the bucket, then throw it back to get more water.
Teaspoon Balance: a team member carried water in a
teaspoon across the field, dumps it into the bucket, then runs back to the
starting line for someone else to take a turn.
Water Balloon: the person at the starting line tosses
a water balloon to their teammate who catches it and breaks it into the
Hair Wringing: a team member dumps his or her hair
into the bucket, runs to the other side of the field, and wrings it out in
the empty bucket. In order for the next person to go, he or she needs to run
back to the starting line and tag them.
Hand Ladle: someone carries the water across the
field in his or her cupped hands and empties it in the bucket. The next
person does the same thing once the first person returns.