A sack race is a fantastic way for kids to get plenty of outdoor exercise and enjoy being silly! As well as boosting their self-esteem and general wellbeing, they’ll have heaps of fun testing out their balance and coordination.
Top tip!Hold the sack up and taut as you jump – it makes it easier to move forward.
- Potato sacks, laundry bags or burlap sacks
About the activity
On an area of flat, grassy ground, get the children to line up with their feet inside their sacks. On the command “On your marks!” they should reach down and hold the top of the sack around their waist/stomach. Then shout “get set…GO!” to begin the fun-filled race! The first to jump, hop, bounce and wobble to the finish line is the winner. To make the race more challenging and exciting, you could introduce obstacles for the children to jump around or over.