Spring Fun: Egg Relay Race
Have some hardboiled, retro fun with this family egg race!
- Eggs:Hardboiled for the bigger kids, plastic for the tiny tykes. Trust us—you don't want to be messing around with raw eggs. If you opt for plastic ones, get them cheap online Century Novelty.
- Spoons:No soup ladles or large cooking spoons. That's cheating!
- Whistle:As Lauren Bacall once famously said, "You know how to whistle, don't you? You just put your lips together and blow." Or you can just buy a plastic one at Target.
- Egg relayers:Otherwise known as the kids.
- Shoe, duct tape, a tree:Anything to mark your starting and finish lines.
- Playing field:Your backyard, driveway, rec room.
- Divide the egg relayers into teams. (If you only have two players, try a one-on-one face-off rather than a relay.)
- Mark your starting and finish lines with a shoe, a piece of tape or a tree. Make the track about 10 feet long (shorter for little kids.)
- Line the teams up at the starting line.
- Pass out a spoon and an egg to the first egg relayer on each team.
- Ready, set, blow the whistle to start the race!
- Each egg relayer must carry the egg in the spoon from the starting to the finish line and back as fast as he can without dropping the egg. He cannot use his free hand to keep the egg in place. (Challenge older kids to carry the spoons in their mouths.)
- If he drops the egg, he must pick it up, go back to the starting line and start again.
- As soon as the relayer successfully returns to the starting line with egg in spoon in hand, he has to pass it to the next relayer on his team.
- That player repeats step 6.
- The first team that has all its players complete the course wins.
- Give an inexpensive prize to the winners. If you use plastic eggs, fill them up with jellybeans or stickers, then crack them open at the end.