Flip-Flop Wheelbarrow Relay

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Hands become feet in this fun relay version of the traditional wheelbarrow race.

Number of participants: 3+
Intensity level: High
Preparations: mark the start and finish lines with string or tape
Equipment: a pair of flip-flops for each team

Divide the group into two or more teams, with an even number of players on each team. Within the teams, players pair up and decide which partner will be “down” and which one will be “up.” The first down player for each team places a pair of flip-flops on his/her hands , so the thong fits between the index and middle fingers. The down player then bends over and places his/her hands on the starting line, while the up partner stands behind and holds the down player’s legs in the air to form the wheelbarrow.  When the host shouts “Go!” the first pair on each team takes off toward the finish line, flip-flops clomping along. When they reach the finish line, they trade positions and head back to the start, where they pass the flip-flops on to the next pair on their team. The relay race continues until all pairs of players have completed a lap up and back. The first team to finish wins.

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