Silly Stackers Relay

A traditional relay race, except it involves stacking a bunch of silly items
1 Hula Hoop per team
1 bottle per team
1 small ball per team
1 small stuffed animal or rubber ducky per team

1. Divide the team into even groups.
2. Have each team line up one behind the other in a relay race fashion.
3. Teams should be about 5-7 feet apart.
4. Place the "Silly Stacker" items at the opposite end of the play area, directly across from each team, about 20 yards away.

How to Play

1. On "Go!" the first person of each team will run to the silly stacker items and grab the hula hoop. Run back with it and place on the ground in front of their team.
2. Then the second person will run to the stacker items, grab the bottle, run back, and place it in the center of the hula hoop.
3. Again, the next person will run to retrieve the ball, and then run back to balance it on the bottle.
4. Finally, the last person will run to retrieve the small rubber ducky, and run back to balance it on the ball.
5. First team to complete the balancing act wins!
6. IF you have more than four people to a team, continue the relay race where the teams have to "unstack" the items and return them to the other end of the play area.


1. Any items that you have at home can be used for this game, just make sure the items are the same for each team.
2. You can also use a bunch of the same items. For example, a bunch of bottles, cartons, boxes, etc.


1. Whatever stacking materials you provide, make sure they CAN be stacked. Although it is fun and challenging to use items that are really complicated to balance, the players get frustrated. If the items fall too quickly, many will not get a chance to participate and frowns will appear.
2. Test the balancing capabilities prior to setting up the game.

Activity Length
5 - 15 minutes
Competitive (has winners and losers)
Easy peasy (fun and simple)
Mess Factor
Clean and tidy
Noise Level
Number of Players
3 to 4
5 to 10
10 to 20
Prep Time
5 - 10 minutes
Team Division
Teamwork! (divide into teams)