5 Field Day Ideas you’re SURE to Love

Field Day is every kids’ favorite day of the school year. A whole day devoted to games… HEAVY on the fun, LIGHT on the learning. What could be better?! 

When it comes to organizing your school’s field day, the goal is to keep it fun and eventful without exhausting everyone involved. Luckily, SignUp.com has you covered with some great ideas and activities to make sure Field Day goes smoothly!

Five Field Day Activities You Will Love

Here's 5 field day ideas you're SURE to love!

  1. Pizza Box Race - Start with a stack of 10 empty pizza boxes for each team and teams of 10 kids. Two kids at a time run the pizza boxes to a finish line and stack them, first one box at a time, then two, then three then four. There must be 4 hands on the box(es) at all time (2 kids). When all 10 boxes make it to the finish line, the team elects two kids to bring the entire stack back – as fast as possible.

  2. Can you hear me now? - Sick of missed directions and kids talking over you? Have megaphones, whistles, stop watches and clipboards handy for teachers and lead parent volunteers, so you're SURE to be heard!

  3. Keep Track - Show off your winnings, and reward teams with different color beaded necklaces, rubber band bracelets, or small ribbons to indicate how they placed in each event. This gives something to hold on to, long after Field Day is over.

  4. Plunger Challenge - Start with 4-8 plungers. Kids pass a ball back-and forth as many times as possible. Younger kids do this while standing in a circle, older kids while running toward a finish line. Kids compete for lowest score - one point is awarded each time the ball hits the ground.

  5. Don’t scramble at the last minute! - SignUp.com is the perfect tool for bringing in more school volunteers. Have parents volunteer to bring supplies, work stations or even clean up when the day is done!