How to Hold Potato Sack Races

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How to Hold Potato Sack Races. Players race to the finish line while hopping inside burlap bags.

Give each player a large burlap bag.

Mark a starting line and a finish line at least 20 feet apart - farther for older players.

Line players up at the starting line.

Have each player step inside a bag and hold on to the top of it.

Tell the players that they must remain in the bags at all times and hop to the finish line while keeping their feet and legs in the bags.

Call out, "Get ready. Get set. Go!"

Watch the players hop along - some tripping and some falling.

Declare the first person across the finish line the winner.


This game is great for large groups of kids at church picnics and family reunions.