Here’s how to play it:
- Ping pong balls
- Drinking straws
- Masking tape
Set up a starting line on one end of the room and another line on the other end – masking tape works well for this, but you could just as easily use chairs, cones or something else.
Split the young people into equal teams and give each team a ping pong ball and each young person a drinking straw.
Have the teams line up behind the starting line.
The first person from each team puts their ping pong ball on the floor, then uses their straw to blow the ball to the line on the other side of the room. Once there, they have to turn around and blow the ball back.
Once they’ve returned to the start line, the next person on their team has to do the same thing. Keep going with the relay until every person on the team has had a turn.
Needless to say, it’s the team that has all their players complete the relay first.
- Before organizing this game, take into account what type of flooring you’ll be playing this on. The ping pong ball relay works best on hardwood floors, although it can also work on tiling and some types of carpet. Even though non-hardwood floors make it harder, this can also make the game far more interesting and challenging
- If teams are uneven, make sure that teams with less players have players continue until they match the number of players on other teams
Question: What extra elements would you add to the ping pong ball relay to make it even more fun? We’d love to hear your ideas in the comments below.
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