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Sack Races Duncan Hill

A racing game where children need to jump. 

Materials Needed:

  • Sacks - available from fruit shops
  • Old pillow cases can be used.
  • Masking tape.

What to do:

  • Make starting and finishing lines (you could do this by adding masking tape on the grass/surface).
  • The players each have a sack / pillow. They get into it feet first, hold it up to their waist and line up.
  • The aim of the game is to jump, holding onto the sides of the sack / pillow up to the finishing line.

Hints and Tips:

  • If playing with a large number of children, this can be done in relay races.
  • Make sure that this game isn’t played on a slippery surface. Best played on the grass.
  • To make it more challenging, add a track that the children have to follow to get to the finishing line.

Additional Info

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

    - Co-ordination.
    - Balance.
    - Strength.
    - Speed.
    - Compare physical abilities with others.
    - Understands and follows rules.
    - Co-operates easily with others.

  • Play Based Learning: Exploratory Play
  • Interest Areas: Outdoor Area
  • Games Categories: Outdoor Games, Party Games
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 2, Learning Outcome 3
  • Sub Outcomes:

    LO2 - Children Are Connected With And Contribute To Their World

    2.4 Children become socially responsible and show respect for the environment

    LO3 - Children Have A Strong Sense Of Well Being

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

Created On January 2, 2015 Last modified on Friday, February 6, 2015
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