This game works best with at least 10 students, but the more the merrier. Break students into two equal teams for this gross relay game. At the opposite end of the room place two kitty litter boxes (one for each team) on the ground, maybe with a tarp under to keep the area clean. Fill the kitty litter boxes with cereal like Grape Nuts (or some type of cereal that looks & feels like kitty litter). Then place slightly melted chocolate bars like Baby Ruths, Butterfingers, Kit-Kats, etc. into the trays (enough chocolate bars for each kid on the team). Be sure you cover the chocolates fully in the ‘litter’ to make it look like the real deal!
Now the race can begin. Students from each team must crawl on their hands and knees from the starting point to the litter boxes. Once there, each student must find, with their mouths only – no hands! – 1 piece of “kitty or doggie doo” and eat it fully before returning to the other teammates. (Have two leaders at the litter boxes to verify the complete “doo” eating, and also cheer on the students, like “hurry, eat the doo!” Once they make it back to the group they will tag the next teammate who will race down to the litter tray and continue. The first team to complete the race, eating all the “doo” is the winning team.
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NOTE: Relay games like these can be fun for the person who is actually competing, but not much fun for the kid who is last in line and must wait…forever. If you have a big group, use more than two teams. For this game, do not have more than 6 kids on the teams. This can also serve as a great up-front game if you have a large group.
Idea by Tara P.
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