10 Must-try Field Day Activities In High School

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to put down those textbooks and pick up those sweatbands because we’re about to embark on the wildest, wackiest, and most wonderful field day extravaganza! We’ve got everything you need to unleash your inner athlete, from classic competitions like tug of war and relay races to quirky activities like the egg scramble and the three-legged race. 

You’ll be jumping, crawling, sprinting, and scrambling your way to victory, all while representing your school and showing off your team spirit. But it’s not just about the glory, folks – we’ve got prizes, bragging rights, and of course, the ultimate bragging rights for the champion school! So come on, let’s leave those textbooks behind and embrace the chaos and the fun of the high school field day!

Schoolyard showdown: Epic activities for high school field day

1. The Great Egg Scramble

The Great Egg Scramble

 Get ready for a scramble like no other! In this exciting twist on the classic egg race, students will have to navigate a challenging obstacle course while cradling an egg in their hands. Who will make it to the finish line with their egg intact?

This is a fun twist on the classic egg race. Instead of just carrying the egg on a spoon, students will have to scramble across an obstacle course with the egg in hand without breaking it. To set up the course, use cones, benches, and other items to create a path that students must scramble across. Have students start at one end of the course and race to the finish line, taking care to not break the egg. If an egg breaks, the student must return to the beginning and start again.

2. Rockin’ Relay

It’s time to rock and roll with this relay race! Students will put their balancing skills to the test as they race to the finish line while carrying a rock on their heads. Will your team be able to keep their rock steady and make it to the end?

In this relay race, students must race while carrying a rock on their heads! To play, divide students into teams and have them line up at the starting line. Give each team a rock and have the first student in line place the rock on their head. They must then race to the finish line without dropping the rock. If the rock falls off, they must return to the starting line and start again. The first team to complete the relay wins.

3. Inflatable Frenzy

Inflatable Frenzy

Get ready for a bouncy, inflatable adventure! Students will tackle a challenging obstacle course filled with slides, tunnels, and other obstacles, all while racing against their classmates. Will you be able to navigate the twists and turns of the course and come out on top?

Set up an inflatable obstacle course on the field and let students loose to compete against each other. The obstacle course can include slides, tunnels, and other challenges. To make it even more challenging, you can blindfold students and have a partner guide them through the course using only verbal directions.

4. Tug of Peace

It’s time to put your teamwork skills to the test with this cooperative version of tug of war. A variation of the aggressive adult field day game, in this activity, rather than trying to pull the rope from your opponents, you’ll be working together with your teammates to see how far you can pull it before it snaps. Who will emerge victorious in this test of strength and unity?

In this variation of tug of war, students will work together to see how far they can pull a rope before it snaps. Divide students into teams and have them line up on opposite sides of the rope. Instruct them to pull together, using teamwork to see how far they can get. When the rope snaps, measure the distance and see which team pulled the furthest.

5. Glow-in-the-Dark Capture the Flag

Get ready to light up the night with this exciting game of capture the flag! Armed with glow-in-the-dark paint and flags, students will sneak through the darkness, trying to capture their opponents’ flags without getting caught. Who will be able to outsmart and outmaneuver their opponents to claim victory?

For an evening event, set up a game of capturing the flag using glow-in-the-dark paint and flags. Divide students into two teams and designate areas on the field as each team’s territory. Give each team a flag and have them hide it in their territory. The object of the game is to capture the other team’s flag and bring it back to your territory without getting tagged by an opposing player. The team that captures the most flags wins.

6. Three-Legged Race

Three-Legged Race

Get ready to partner up and tie your legs together because it’s time for the Three-Legged Race! You’ll have to work together and move in perfect sync to beat the competition. Do you have what it takes to cross the finish line first?

The Three-Legged Race is a classic game that requires coordination and teamwork. To play, students will pair up and tie one of their legs together, so that they have to move in sync. The objective of the game is to cross the finish line before the other teams.

It’s important to ensure that students are properly paired based on their size and strength and that they take safety precautions, such as padding the ground and wearing protective gear. Students can take turns being the “lead” and “follower” to keep the game fair and fun for everyone.

7. Shot Put

Shot Put

Get ready to launch the heavy ball with Shot Put! Students will throw a heavy ball as far as they can, competing to beat the distance of their opponents. It’s a game of power, precision, and technique. Who will throw the farthest?

To play Shot Put, students will need a heavy ball, such as a shot put or a medicine ball. The objective of the game is to throw the ball as far as possible. To begin, have students stand in a throwing area, which is typically a ring or a marked-off area. Students can use any throwing technique they choose, as long as they stay within the throwing area.

The student who throws the ball the farthest distance wins. It’s important to note that Shot Put requires proper technique and form to avoid injury, so make sure to provide guidance and supervision.

8. Frisbee Golf

Frisbee Golf

It’s time to tee off with Frisbee Golf! Students will throw a frisbee into targets set up around the course, with the lowest number of throws winning the game. It’s a game of strategy, accuracy, and skill. Who will have the best aim and come out on top?

To set up a game of Frisbee Golf, students will need targets, such as baskets or poles, set up around the course. The object of the game is to throw a frisbee into each target with the lowest number of throws possible.

Each target will have a par number, representing the number of throws it should take to reach the target. The student with the lowest overall score at the end of the game wins. Students can take turns throwing their frisbees, starting at the first target and moving through the course until they reach the final target.

9. Wheelbarrow Race

Wheelbarrow Race

Get ready for a race with a twist with the Wheelbarrow Race! One student will hold onto the ankles of another student, who moves forward on their hands. It’s all about coordination, teamwork, and speed. Who will have the fastest time and win the race?

The Wheelbarrow Race is a fun twist on a classic race. To begin, students will pair up, with one student acting as the “wheelbarrow” and the other as the “pusher.” The “wheelbarrow” will hold onto the “pusher’s” ankles, while the “pusher” moves forward on their hands. Together, they will race to the finish line.

It’s important to ensure that students are properly paired based on their size and strength and that they take safety precautions, such as padding the ground and wearing protective gear. Students can take turns being the “wheelbarrow” and the “pusher” to keep the game fair and fun for everyone.

10. Minute to Win It

Get ready for a thrilling and action-packed hour of pure entertainment! Today, we’re bringing you a challenge that will test your skills, your agility, and your competitive spirit. Welcome to the “Minute to Win It” challenge!

This challenge isn’t just about winning; it’s about teamwork, communication, and having a blast with your fellow students. So, get ready to cheer on your teammates, strategize together, and overcome obstacles as a team. Who will come out on top and claim the ultimate victory? Let the “Minute to Win It” challenge begins!

In this activity, students are divided into teams and compete in a series of one-minute challenges that require skill, dexterity, and speed. Some example challenges include stacking cups, transferring M&M candies using only a straw, or bouncing ping pong balls into cups. The team with the most points at the end of all the challenges wins. This activity is a great way to promote teamwork, communication, and friendly competition among high school students. One can also club this with a few yoga games to make it more exciting. 


And there you have it, folks! 10 epic activities for the ultimate high school field day. Whether you’re an athlete looking to showcase your skills, a team player looking to bond with your classmates, or just someone who loves to have fun and get a little bit competitive, there’s something for everyone on this list. So start practicing your egg scramble technique, tie up those shoelaces for the wheelbarrow race, and get ready to take on your classmates in a battle for schoolyard supremacy.

Remember, it’s not just about winning – it’s about having fun, showing off your school spirit, incorporating sports into school life, and making memories that will last a lifetime. Furthermore, playing a sport, and being a pro can also get you a bunch of scholarships like a soccer scholarship or basketball scholarship. So let’s get out there and make this field day one for the history books!

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