12 Egg Relay Games and Race Ideas for Kids

Eggs are not only delicious, they also perfect for some relay games for kids and teens.

Eggs can take a regular game and turn it into a game of suspense. After all, who wants to be the one that cracked the egg. The list below contains various games with eggs that will test the player’s ability to balance and be quick.

Games with eggs

1. Egg Toss

How to play

  1. You’ll need one, hard-boiled egg for each pair of children.
  2. Have the children stand across from a partner. They should stand one foot apart.
  3. When the leader says, “Go” the children should toss the eggs to their partners.
  4. With hard-boiled eggs, everyone can play the whole game because the eggs won’t crack.
  5. With each toss, the children should back up one step. Play until the eggs are destroyed and before the kids get bored.

2. The Egg-A-Thon

How to play

  1. This can be played as a race or relay event.
  2. Use a tablespoon and a hard-boiled egg or plastic Easter egg and plastic spoon.
  3. Children try to walk fast holding the egg in the spoon to the finish line.
  4. It can also be done as a relay and have one child in the middle of the race line waiting.
  5. The children transfer the egg to their relay partner’s spoon and go!

3. Follow the Leader

How to play

  1. Give each child a tablespoon and a hard-boiled egg.
  2. The children form a line and one is the leader.
  3. Each one holds the spoon with the egg in its bowl at arm’s length and hops on one foot, following wherever the leader leads them.
  4. To drop the egg or rest on both feet prevents one from continuing in the game. They stay out until the next round.

4. Egg Rolling

How to play

  1. For an egg roll, you must have some sort of incline, preferable a hill.
  2. The Egg Roll is basically a race, the eggs are rolled down the hill and the one that reaches the bottom first wins.
  3. Steep hills make great races, but slow climbing.

5. Egg and Spoon Races

How to play

  1. Eggs (real or plastic), spoons and an area to run are all you need for this game.
  2. Variations could include relays and obstacle courses.
  3. To make it easy for younger kids, place something on the spoon to make the egg stick.
  4. You can also use marshmallow chicks.

6. Nosy Egg Roll

How to play

The kids roll the eggs (plastic or real) using only their noses. The first one over the finish line wins.

7. Classic egg race

How to play

Each kid stands on a line, with a spoon and an egg on it. When the instructor says go, each child needs to run or walk fast to the finish line without the egg dropping.

If the egg drops, you need to pick it up and go back to the starting point. The first child to cross the finish line without dropping the egg, wins.

8. Bouncing game

How to play

Groups of two. Each player stands across from each other, with enough distance to make it a race. You tie an egg to a balloon string carefully.

Each kid needs to bounce to the other kid and give him a high five and the balloon before the other one starts bouncing back. The group that finishes the race first without breaking the egg, wins.

9. Carton race

Preparation: Spread eggs ( real or plastic ) across the field randomly. Have 2 empty egg cartons.

How to play

Divide the group into 2 teams. Each team gets an empty egg carton. Decide on a starting line, when you say go, the first kid from each group needs to run with the carton, and collect 1 egg only and place it inside, and run back to the starting line.

Only then, the next kid can take the carton and do the same. The group that fills up the carton first without breaking or dropping any, wins the race.

10. Blindfold race

Fun game to play in pairs

How to play

Divide the group into pairs. Who ever goes first stands on the start line with his eyes blindfolded. When the teacher says go he starts walking forward and the other kid needs to guide him carefully through the track until he reaches a point and turns around and comes back.

Tip – Add a spoon and an egg to make it more challenging

11. Egg cup tower

Just a fun group game, to encourage collaboration.

How to play

The entire group is split in half, and standing one infront of each other. each holding a plastic cup. The first player needs to roll the egg on the ground for the other player to catch it with his cup.

Once it is caught, he needs to roll it to the next player, when they finish the entire group, they build a tower of the cups.

12. Egg hunt

Just a fun scavenger hunt similar to what you will play in Easter.

In Summary

We hope you have enjoyed this collection of fun egg race ideas. These can be done at any time of year. You may use them at Easter since eggs are plentiful at this time.