Water Relay

Water Relay Peasap

A relay race using water best for a hot day. 

Materials Needed:

  • 2 plastic buckets
  • Plastic cups (1 per player).
  • Water.
  • Large outdoor area.

What to do:

  • Gather two buckets of water.
  • Place the buckets 5-10 metres apart.
  • Give each child a plastic cup.
  • When you give the signal, each child takes it in turns to scoop up some water from one bucket at one end of the course and run to the empty bucket on the other side, pouring water in it.
  • Each child will then run back to the start and the next child will have a go, until all children on the team has had a go.
  • First team to fill the empty bucket with water wins.

Hints and Tips:

  • If there are not enough children to divide into 2 teams, have a race between them.
  • To make it more difficult, make it an obstacle course that the children have to complete before emptying their cup of water into the empty bucket. For e.g. crawling through a tunnel, stepping in and out of tyres, going down a slide, spinning around 4 times all while holding the cup of water.

Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 3 year+
  • Number of Children: Couple (2), Few (3), Small Group (4), Large Group (5 or more)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    Pays attention for longer period of time.

    Understand cause and effect relationships.

    Can follow 2-4 instructions at one time.

    Shows a variety of emotions.

    Knows how to share and take turns.

    Becomes interested in playing with other children around their age

    Plays simple group games.

    Runs forward.

    Carries objects while working.

    Can carry out more than one physical task through improved co-ordination.

  • Play Based Learning: Sensory Play, Exploratory Play
  • Games Categories: Outdoor Games, Sand and Water Games, Sensory Games
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 2, Learning Outcome 3
  • Sub Outcomes:

    2.1 Children develop a sense of belonging to groups and communities and an understanding of the reciprocal rights and responsibilities necessary for active community participation

    2.3 Children become aware of fairness

    3.2 Children take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing

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Last modified on Thursday, January 22, 2015
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