31 Games - Ring on a String Relay

Is your 3-year-old the youngest of the family, or are all the kids your child plays with close to that same age?  If so, then you know how difficult it can be to find ways for them to all be involved in the fun and games - so many choices are just too advanced for this age.

But now, you'll have a list of 31 unique games that even a 3-year-old can join in with.  A few of these ideas will be best for the preschool set, but most will work for a wide range of ages!

Click on over here to see the full list, but read on for this great game idea!

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This is a zippy passing game that even preschoolers can handle.

The best part of this relay?  Not only are the players sitting down (although they won't be sitting very still), but everything is self-contained.  That means less mess for you to clean up!

Ring on a String Relay

Players:  8+ (even number)

Ages:  3 +

Place:  anywhere, although the players will need to sit comfortably in a circle

Equipment:  2 identical rolls of string (about 2 feet times the number of players on a team), 2 rings (these could be washers, spools, anything that resembles a ring - even donuts, if you don't mind the mess!)

How to play:  Thread one string with one ring and tie the ends together to make a loop, then repeat with the other string.  

Divide players into two equal teams.  The members of each team sit in a circle holding the team's loop, back far enough from the center so that the string is pulled taut.

One player holds the ring and when the referee (that would be you) calls out, "Ready, set, go!" both teams begin passing the ring around the circle counterclockwise as quickly as possible (usually by flinging it along to the next person).

The first team to pass the ring around three times is the winner.

Have you played a game like this before?  I'd love to hear!  Either leave a comment below or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.

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Looking for other fun ideas of things to do with your little one?  Check out my Latticed Learning page here!

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