Activities with Rocks and Stones

Moon Rock Relay

Rocks don't move very fast, but you will in this Moon Rock Relay game that tests your agility. Teams step quickly on moon rocks to race to the moon and back in this summer activity.

What You'll Need:

  • Brown cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Black marker

How to Do Moon Rock Relay:

Step 1: Cut six large rock shapes out of cardboard, and color them with a black marker to look like moon rocks.

Step 2: Divide players into two teams. Mark the start of the racecourse with a cardboard sign that says "Earth." Place another sign that says "Moon" about 20 feet away.

Step 3: The first player on each team has to toss out three moon rocks and step on them, each time picking up the back rock and moving it forward to the Moon. The players can only move forward by stepping on the moon rocks.

Step 4: When the player reaches the Moon, she or he picks up the moon rocks, tosses them out again, and repeats the process to get back to Earth.

Step 5: When the first player gets safely back to Earth, it's time for the next player to go to the Moon and back. When all the astronauts on a team have gone to the Moon and come back, they are the winners.

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