Messy Olympics

Make sure the kids wear grungy clothes for this activity!! They will get very messy!! Divide kids into two or more teams. Have the kids come up with a unique name for their team. Teams score points based on coming in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in each event. First place – 1 pt, 2nd – 2 points, 3rd – 3 pts. Lowest score wins.
KETCHUP BRIGAGE – supplies: a gallon of ketchup and an empty bucket for each team.
Kids form a line with ketchup on one end, empty bucket on the other. First kid scoops up a handful of ketchup and passes it onto the next person. Using only their hands, kids fill their bucket with ketchup.
SPAGHETTI GORGE – supplies: bowl of spaghetti for each team. Have kids line up in relay fashion. First kid runs to table and eats 3 mouthfuls of spaghetti without using their hands. Runs back, tags next person. First team to eat whole bowl of spaghetti wins.
SPRAY DOWN – supplies: 3 cans of ginger ale per team. One person from each team comes up front. Another team member shakes up one can of ginger ale then runs to team member and sprays him with ginger ale. Runs back to team, another kid shakes up can, etc. First team to completely soak their team member with ginger ale wins.
SPAM TOSS – just like an egg toss only you use a can of Sspam. Very gross!!
EGG BASEBALL – give each team a dozen eggs and a baseball bat. One kid pitches, the other bats. Team with most hits wins.

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3 thoughts on “Messy Olympics

  1. In our messy Olympics, we also did “Tin Can Twister”. We used pie tins and filled them with various cans of food: creamed corn (yellow), blueberries (blue), peas (green), tomatoes (red), etc… and then had people from each team go play Twister with one moderator.

    The only issue: be careful of the slipperiness… try to give the pie tins some traction…

  2. Another great addition is Happy Shakes. Go to the local McDonald’s and get 2 Happy Meals, not the healthy ones, but the ones with burgers and fries. Make sure that for the drink you get a Chocolate shake. Then one meal at a time and throw all (yes ALL) of the items into a blender and puree’. You want it drinking consistency, yet a little chunky…the onions have more impact that way. Empty into large glass and the first team to completely drink their Happy Shakes wins. ***CAUTION*** Have a bag-lined trash can handy because we always have some weak stomachs that just can’t handle the whole meal.

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