ProTeacher Community - View Single Post - field day activities for middle school or high school?
View Single Post
steelergirl steelergirl is offline
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 4
New Member

Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 4
New Member
under the big top survivor
Old 06-02-2010, 06:05 PM
Clip to ScrapBook #6

2010 Survivor
Under the Big Top

8:15 – 8:45 Banner Making

8:45 – 9:00 Banner Judging

9:00 – 9:15 Duck Shoot

Set up ducks on top of cups in sections for each team. First person runs down picks up the gun and had four tries to knock down as many ducks as they can. They then pick up their four balls, run back and the next person goes. The team to knock down all of their ducks first wins.
(Could use 12 student helpers with this one to reload the guns)

9:20 – 9:35 Dill Pickle Eating Contest

Each team has a jar of dill pickles in front of them. The first person runs down, gets a fork, and gets as many pickles as they wish on their fork. They then must eat them and show an empty mouth, before running back and tagging the next person (make sure they throw away their fork). This continues until all of the pickles are gone. The team must then have one person go down and drink all of the pickle juice. If one person can’t do it, they may send another person down to finish.

9:40 – 10:10 Send In the Clowns

Each team picks one person to decorate as a clown. Using the props supplied, they have 30 minutes to make the best clown they can. When they are done they may use the left over face paint to paint the faces of the rest of their team. Staff will judge to choose the best clown.

10:15 – 10:30 Penny Pitch

Each team is given two rolls of pennies. In front of the team is a can. The first person gets a spoon and gets as many pennies as they want on their spoon without using their other hand. They then walk/run down holding the spoon with one hand, to the pitching line and attempt to pitch their pennies in their teams can. If they drop pennies on the way down, they may not stop to retrieve them. They may not put their other hand under the spoon to catch the pennies. The team to get 50 pennies in their can first wins.
(Could use 12 student helpers to pick up the pennies and count)

10:35 – 10:50 Human Ring Toss

Each team picks three people to put on the poly spots. The closest is worth 10 points, the middle person is worth 15 points, and the farthest person is worth 20 points. The human posts must stand with their backs to their team. Each team is given one hula hoop at a time to pass around the human circle without breaking hands. When the hula hoop gets to the first person to toss, they run down to the throwing line and attempt to toss their hoop over one of the three people. The human “posts” are not allowed to move to help the hoop on. Hit or miss, they run back and pick up a hoop and start it at the next person to toss the hoop. Once again the team must pass it around their circle without letting go of hands. The team to get to a determined amount of points first wins.
(Could use 12 student helpers to pick up hula hoops and add points)

10:50 – 11:03 Clean up for lunch and determine lunch winners.

1st --- School lunch, plus, pop, ice cream sundaes
2nd --- School lunch, plus animal crackers
3rd --- School lunch
4th --- Corn dog, waffle fries, corn, milk
5th --- Corn dog, corn, milk
6th --- Corn dog, apple, glass for water

11:03 – 11:43 LUNCH

11:45 – 12:10 Mystery Food

The first person on each team runs down picks up a party hat and has to eat the food underneath before returning back to their team. If they choose not to eat the food, they must sing “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” before returning back to their team. The first team to send 13 players down and is sitting down first wins.

12:15 – 12:45 Cover the Spot

In front of each team is a poster board with a circle on it. At the beginning, each team is given a deck of playing cards. The object of the game is for each team member to take a card, run down to the throwing line, and attempt to toss the card on the circle. The team to cover their spot first wins.

12:50 – 1:05 Feed the Elephant

Each team chooses one person to be the elephant. This player puts on the “trunk” and moves down to the poly spot in front of their team. On go, the first person in each line runs, gets a “peanut” and attempts to toss it into the elephants trunk. The elephant may not move off of the spot, but can move his/her trunk around to attempt to catch the “peanut”. If they catch the peanut, they put it in the bowl behind them. The team to get 15 peanuts in their bowl first wins.
The elephant must have both hands on their trunk and may not use their hands to catch the peanut.
(Could use 6 student helpers to count peanuts and pick up peanuts)

1:10 – 1:25 Toilet Paper Toss

Each team has a toilet target in front of them. The first person runs down picks up a roll of toilet paper, and attempts to toss it into their “toilet” target. The first team to get 20 rolls in first wins.
(Could use 12 student helpers to help count and return rolls of toilet paper)

1:30 – 2:00 Musical Pie in the Face

All the students sit in a circle alternating in color. When the music starts the students begin to pass around a raw/hard boiled egg. When the music stops, the person with the egg has two choices, pie themselves and stay in the game or pie the person to their left or right and leave the game. After 5 rounds, the team with the most players in wins. If there is a tie for any place, award both the same points.
(Could use student helpers to help fill plates with whip cream and cleanup)

2:00 – 2:30 Hand out awards and clean up


1st --- 50
2nd --- 40
3rd --- 30
4th ---20
5th --- 10
6th --- 5
steelergirl is offline  

Copyright © ProTeacher®
For individual use only. Do not copy, reproduce or transmit.