Wacky Olympics

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  1. BevAnn

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    Our first grade team will be holding a Meet, Greet, & Eat Picnic for our incoming first graders and their families just before the first day of school. Our school-wide theme is Teamwork with a focus on the Olympics, so our team decided to hold "Wacky Olympics" events for the students to participate in at the picnic. We are having trouble coming up with ideas for these events and would appreciate any help you creative people could offer! :):thanks:

    So far we have:
    Three-Legged Race
    Giant Bowling Game (using "giant" bowling ball and pins)
    Pogo Ball Relay
     
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    Water Balloon Toss
    Wheelbarrow Race
    Monkey on Your Back Relay Race
    Obstacle Course
     
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    My favorite field day event to watch last year was the potato toss. Kids laid down on their backs, put a potato between their feet and then launched them as far as they could. It was hilarious!
     
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    A Fireman's Relay is fun. :)

    You have relay teams whose job it is to dip a cup into a bucket of water and carry it down to another bucket at the finish line. Each individual runs down, dumps their water, and runs back to tag the next person in line. The first team to fill their Finish Line bucket wins.

    We do this at our Track and Field Day, so each class is a team. The biggest cups go to the Kindergartners and then gradually get bigger with each grade level. (We only have one classroom at each level, so that makes for 6 teams.)

    Maybe your 1st graders could go against a team of parents and older siblings or something like that? It really is a lot of fun, both to watch and to participate in! :) Hope my explanation makes sense!
     
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    Waterballoon Volleyball is another kid favorite. Pairs of students hold a towel between them, and "serve" the waterballoon over the net by using the towel to throw it over. On the other side, pairs of students try to catch the waterballoon. Each time a side lets it drop on the ground or it breaks, scores a point for the serving team. :)

    We've also done one where each group was given a sheet to hang onto, and a waterballoon is propelled into the air by the team pulling on the sheet to bounce it up. The team that keeps their waterballoon from breaking wins.

    Bet you are sensing a theme, here! :D
     
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    Thank You!

    I just wanted to thank everyone for all their great ideas! Our team is meeting on Monday and I will compile everyone's suggestions so that we can finalize our plans! :):thanks:
     

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