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Rock and Roll Relay
Grade Level(s): Preschool
By: Paula Diekhoff, Preschool Teacher

This large motor activity gets kids rocking and rolling.


  • 2 child-size rocking chairs (or, 2 child-size chairs)
  • 2 rubber playground balls (or two small basketballs)


  1. Divide the class into 2 teams.
  2. At the signal, the first player runs to a rocking chair. S/he picks up and holds the ball, sits down and rocks back and forth 3 times.
  3. Then, the player rolls the ball to the next team member and takes his/her place at the end of the line.
  4. This procedure continues until all have had a turn.
  5. If rocking chairs are unavailable, have the child sit in a child-size chair and rock his body back and forth 3 times. (May need to demonstrate.)


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