Do you have a class that has too much energy? You’ve heard of Race for the Cure, this race will cure something a little different. Phonics Relay Races can help with the wiggles, irritability, and limited attention span that students seem to magically “catch” around Halloween, Easter, or other sugar-fest holidays.
1. Divide your students into groups. If they are particular wiggly the day you decide to do this, you need to have more groups so they will run more often.
2. Students line up in straight lines behind a line. Beside each team is a different colored bucket. Each team is assigned a bucket.
3. The race part of this activity involves students running to a hula hoop that is at a designated place, finding letters that are lying inside the hula loop, bringing the correct letters back to their team and putting the letters in their team’s bucket. Each team has their own hula hoop. P.E. teachers usually have hula hoops that they will loan you. You can use letters used for bulletin boards or foam letters like these: