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Indoor Games for Kids

Moon Rock Relay

Moon rock relay takes kids on a race to the moon and back in this fast-paced indoor game. Making moon rocks can be a good way to start.

What You'll Need:

  • Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Black marker



Step quickly on these moon rocks to race to the moon and back. Play this game to see which team of astronauts can blast off to the moon and back first.

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

Step 2: Divide players into two teams.

Step 3: Mark the start of the racecourse with a cardboard sign that says Earth. Place a sign that says Moon about 20 feet away.

To play:

Step 1: 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 toward the moon. The players can only move forward by stepping on the moon rocks.

Step 2: 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 as quickly as possible.

Step 3: When the first player gets safely back to Earth, it's time for the next player on the team to go to the moon and back. The first team to send all its astronauts to the moon and back is the winner.

Racing to the moon challenges you to be fast. Continue reading to learn about another fast-paced game.

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