Take the stress out of planning an incredible field day and searching for all the best field day activities for kids of all ages with these epic field day ideas. Now you can be as excited as the students are as you plan the best field day yet!
Next week is field day at my son’s elementary school and I can’t begin to tell you how excited he is about it. And understandably, I remember field day being one of the highlights of every year when I was in school what feels like a million years ago!
When everyone can’t wait to get to the end of the school year, it’s definitely a highlight!
As someone who plans a lot of games and parties, I understand how much work goes into planning field day for an entire school. That’s why I’ve put together the ultimate collection of field day activities – these work for any age from preschool to elementary school!
And these are unique activities like ball games, water games, and outdoor games , not just the traditional activities like a sack race, camping games, or wheelbarrow race for your next field day. The kids will be talking about this one until next field day!
Messy Field Day Activities
Let’s start with the ones that get kids the most excited – games that get them messy, wet, or something similar. These are often times the most popular games because they’re ones that they don’t typically get to do during the school year!
Relay Races for Field Day
If there’s one thing I know about field day, it’s that relay races are a must! There’s just something about working with a team of your friends or classmates to compete against each other that is so fun!
Sporty Activity Stations
While field day is about having fun, it doesn’t mean you can’t get a little exercise too! These are some of my boys’ favorite field day activities because they incorporate sports into silly games!
Other Field Day Activities for Kids
And if that’s not enough ideas for you, check out these other great field day games and activities! I went through this list with my oldest son, and he vouched for all of these activities!
In Between Field Day Activity Ideas
Sometimes you have downtime between the fun activities but still need to keep kids entertained. These are a fun ideas that you can have setup that kids can play in those in between time periods!
Or these could also just be used when you’re looking for a little slower field day event
More Fun Activities for Kids
If you still need even more ideas, make sure to check out these kids activities too!
- Swimming pool games – the best games to play at, in, and near the swimming pool! Some of these would also work if you had a kiddie pool at field day!
- Outdoor games – the best outdoor games ever including tons of yard games, family reunion games, and more!
- Minute to win it games – tons of super easy games including ones that definitely could work as field day activities!
- Math games for kids – tons of fun math games that are educational but also really fun!
- Board games for kids – if you need some downtime for field day or something fun to do in classrooms after, these board games are the best we’ve ever tried!