Continuous Entertainment

Flip, Flop, And Fins Relay

Supplies (per team):

  • Five flour tortillas
  • One plastic plate
  • One swim fin

How to play:

Two-person teams attempt to flip five flour tortillas onto a plate using a swim fin on the foot of one teammate and a plate on the head of the other teammate. Several teams can compete with each other at the same time. The first team to get all five tortillas on its plate wins the relay.

Unicorn Relay

Supplies (per team):

  • Small chocolate-covered donuts
  • A chair for the person who is stacking the donuts to stand on

How to play:

Two-person teams attempt to stack small donuts onto the forehead of one teammate, ultimately making him or her look like a crazy unicorn. The team who can stack the most donuts wins the game.

Gumdrop Bridge Relay

Supplies (per team):

  • 20 gumdrops
  • 30 toothpicks
  • A piece of card stock 2 inches wide by 12 inches long (for the floor of the bridge)

How to play:

Four-person groups have 10 minutes to build a gumdrop bridge with the resources that their activity leader gives them.

Mousetrap Catapult Relay

Supplies (per team):

  • A mousetrap
  • Tongue depressor
  • One craft stick
  • One 1-inch thick by 1-inch wide by 2-inch long piece of wood (similar to that of a Jenga block)
  • Duct tape
  • Three mini marshmallows
  • Two large crabber screws

How to play:

Five-person groups have 15 minutes to build a small toy catapult using a mousetrap, and then launch three mini-marshmallows. Use a staple gun to staple the block of wood to the bottom of the mousetrap and a screwdriver to secure the screws on both sides of the mousetrap spring.

Shake, Rattle, And Roll Relay

Supplies:

  • 12 Ping Pong balls
  • An empty tissue box
  • A 3-foot piece of webbing that can be tied around the waist
  • A pair of scissors to cut slits in the box
  • A stopwatch

How to play:

This game is an individual effort to shake 12 Ping Pong balls out of a tissue box using only one’s hips. The balls are placed in an empty tissue box that is placed at the player’s lower back and tied around his or her waist. This person twists and turns as fast as possible to dislodge the balls from the box. The player who can do this the fastest wins the game.

Jared Knight is the manager of Programs and Human Resources at Aspen Grove Family Camp and Conference Center in Provo, Utah. He is the author of six books published by Healthy Learning. Reach him at jared_knight@byu.edu.