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Planning a sports day next week for our under 5's but lacking inspiration for new/fun ideas :o

 

So far my 'short' list comprises of : Running races, Obstacle course, sack races, egg and spoon .....

 

Anymore ideas would be greatly appreciated ... thankyou.

 

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We've just had our fun day, some of our ideas were

 

bean bag on heads

filling up a bucket of water using a small cup

space hopper race

 

Hope they help

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When I was quite young I remember one of the races we had was the potato race. Potatoes were placed in strategic places down the course, the child had to collect the first potato and return with it to the bucket, then run up to the next one on the course, collect that and bring it back to their bucket, depending upon the stamina of your children you could decide how many things to collect and bring back to put in the bucket and how far they should run!

 

There must also be lots of "non-competitive" races that can be executed where the child is trying to "race against themselves", how many times can they do something in 30 seconds etc., bursting balloons with their feet how quickly can they burst 5, how far they can throw a wellyboot, simple dressing up race.

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As above plus we use our Little Tike cars to race in. Also a hat race - straw hat, builders hat, police hat, cap, all set at intervals and the child runs along changing hats as they move along the course. Always a popular one which makes for some good photos. :o

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Hi have our sports day tomorrow, popular ones last year were egg and spoon, sack race, running race, throwing the welly was hysterical and great fun, bean bag infact all the traditional ones somehow are still the best have fun. :o

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Hi

 

We had a great adult and child race this year to finish our sports day

 

Children ran with adult . They then had to select an item and wear it and run back.

 

We had animal masks, garlands, handbags as well as the usual helmets and jackets.

 

It was great fun and everyone got into it especially the dads. Still got a picture in my head of one rather big dad wearing a pink fluffy headband

 

Glen

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We completed a dressing up race this year scarves, hats and bags placed along a track and children have to put each item on before advancing to the next. Lost of fun and the children really enjoyed it!

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Hi,

Lots of great ideas. We had ours last week and also had a shopping race where they set off with a shopping basket and collect items along the way. Hugely popular was a horsey race using hula hoops with a child holding onto the front (the horse) and then a child holding on at the back (the rider).

 

Also had a family race - a relay with plates of jelly.

 

It was lots of fun.

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We have added one the children have made up, Staff say its because we make them tidy up and they are independent we call it the Washing up Race, children have to tidy up plates cups etc running to place in washing up bowl They love it :o

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