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Dump Truck Relay


Things you’ll need:

3 Boxes
Pie plates, foil or tin
Construction paper
Masking tape


Getting Ready:

Step 1:  Decorate two of the boxes to make them look like dump trucks.  Use the pie plates for the wheels, and the construction paper for windows, doors, etc.  You can paint them yellow if desired.  Enlist the help of the birthday boy to make them really special.

Step 2:  Make about 60-100 rocks out of crumpled up newspaper.  Wrap them with the masking tape to hold them together.

Step 3:  Split the rocks evenly between the two trucks.


When the guests arrive:

Step 1: Split the guest up into two even teams.

Step 2:  Give each team a truck full of rocks.

Step 3:  Put the third box at the other end of the room.

Step 4:  Tell the child that the object is to move all their rocks to the empty box.  They can achieve this any way they’d like.  They can run back and forth, make a line and pass them, using empty pails or bags, etc.

Step 5:  Yell ‘GO!’  The first team to move all their rocks to the box wins.