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Leftovers Relay

mashed potato relay

Materials Needed

  • 2 large bowls of mashed potatoes
  • 2 clear Tupperware containers
  • 10 Plastic spoons


Fill two bowls with mashed potatoes and place them on a table. At the other end of the room place the empty storage containers.

How To Play

Here is a fun Thanksgiving-themed relay race where kids will try to fill their leftovers containers up. You will have two teams of five and give each person with a plastic spoon.

When you say “go” the first person in line will use their spoon to take a scoop of mashed potato and run to the container on the other side of the room. There they will deposit their scoop of potato into the container and run back and tag their teammate and then go tot he end of the line. The teammate will then scoop up come mashed potato and do the same thing.

You can give the players 60 – 90 seconds to run this relay.

Once the game is over measure to see who has the most mashed potato in their storage container.

Pumpkin Bowling

pumpkin bowling

Materials Needed

  • Several small pumpkins
  • 10 one or two liter soda bottles filled with water

How To Play

This is as simple game that is great for a classroom or for a Fall festival.

Set up the ten soda bottles in a bowling pattern and then mark a line ten feet away. Give each player three pumpkins and they have to roll them and try to knock down all the bottles.

In a class you can play several rounds to decide who has the highest score. Or you can simply give a prize to anyone who knocks all the soda bottles down.

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