Silly Races

January is usually cold, snowy, and windy for us, so we’re stuck indoors a lot.
But lately, we’ve had beautiful and unseasonably warm weather, which means we’ve been able to play outdoors!
In order to run a bit of energy out of the girls, I thought it would be fun to have them run silly races. Instead of just running, they had to run by doing something silly.
Here are some fun ideas for silly races:
Run with your hands on your head
Run backwards
Run while holding hands


Run and wave your arms above your head
Hop on one foot
Run like an airplane
Run while singing a song


Hop like a bunny
Run while flapping your arms like a bird
Run with your eyes closed
Run in circles


Run and pat your tummy at the same time
Run sideways
Run and dance at the same time
Do you have any suggestions for silly races?


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Terri is a writer and mom of two elementary-aged girls. She has a passion for learning and is always looking for ways to make learning fun. You can find her at Better Than Homework where she shares fun learning activities or Creative Family Fun where she shares art, craft, and family fun ideas.

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