This classic game requires kids to work in pairs, exercising their social skills as they wiggle and waddle towards the finish line together. They’ll have heaps of fun and lots of laughs as they put their balance, coordination, strength and teamwork skills to the test!
Top tip!Let the wheelbarrow determine the speed –– not the driver!
About the activity
Find a flat, grassy area for the children to race, and decide where the start and the finish will be. Divide the racers into pairs. In each pair, one child is the ‘wheelbarrow’ and lies on their front on the grass, and the other is the ‘driver’ and stands by their teammate’s feet. Before the race begins, the driver picks up the wheelbarrow’s ankles and the wheelbarrow lifts themselves onto their arms. Then… ready, steady, go! The racers move towards the finish line as fast as they can, with the wheelbarrow walking on their hands and the driver holding their legs as they walk behind. Will they be able to make it to the end without collapsing from laughter?!