If you're looking for a fun way to kick off a family reunion or beach party, this team relay is a shoe-in.
Begin with everyone wearing slip-on footwear or sneakers without laces. Divide into teams and set up a box or bin across from each one at the far end of a level grassy or sandy area.
On cue, the first person in each group races to his team's box, removes and deposits his shoes, then runs back to tag the next person. The game continues in this way until the last teammate in line has thrown his shoes in the box and has run back across the starting line.
At that point, the first person races back to the box to retrieve his shoes and put them on before retagging the next person, and so on. The team whose members are first to complete both parts of the relay wins.