Overhead Handoff Relay


Teamwork, Gross Motor


12 or more


2 milk crates or ball storage containers per team, 50 small balls


Place children on two teams and have each team line up between 2 milk crates. Fill the starting crate for each team with small balls, the other starts empty. Each team must start off with the same number of small balls.


1. On ‘go’ the first child in line reaches in their milk crate to take out a ball.  Once they pick it up, they must raise it up over their head, hand it off to the next child in line like they are high-fiving each other to symbolize friendship.

2. From there, each ball will continue to travel down the line in the same format.

3. The last child in line must drop the ‘travelled’ ball in the empty milk crate.

4. The first child in line is continuously taking out one ball at a time to pass along.

Make it Easier: 

If children drop a ball, allow them to continue from the spot the ball dropped.

Make it Harder:

If a ball drops, that ball must go back to the starting milk crate.

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