Sportfest Fun Events

Please click the button to the right for each rule in sportfest.Performance in these events do not win sweepstakes points.

Gummybär Toss

Entry Limit : 2 members per team with 2 teams allowed per school.


One member picks up the package of gummybärchen. The team members stand facing each other almost touching. When the leader says 1,2,3 Toss, the member with the package tosses to the other team member. After each toss, each team member takes 1 step backwards. It is the leader’s job to make sure they are in  relatively even lines. If the team member does not catch or drops the package, then their team is out and must leave the lines.  The last team left will be the winners, with 2nd and 3rd places being the next to last and 3rd from last to have caught the package. (The leader needs a whistle to help get their attention and focus, or a very loud yelling voice.)

Fill up the bucket Relay

Entry Limit: 6 members per team with 1 team allowed per school. 


One member picks up the blindfold. The other team member has the cup full of water. At about 20 feet away from the starting line is a bucket for each team. (We use different colors to help them get to the right team bucket. We also mark a fill line on each bucket on the inside with a marker, so the non-blindfolded member can see how much they need to fill it.) One team member wears the blindfold while the other team member talks to them in German giving directions to the bucket. Whatever is spilled slows down the bucket filling process. When they get finished pouring the cup of water into the bucket, the 2 team members race back and as soon as they hand the cup to the next person in line, that pair may begin. (You need a person with each team to fill the cup for them, there are several easy ways to do the cup refill.) The team that has just competed joins the line at the end and when it comes their turn again (each team will probably go 3 to 4 times depending on the size of the bucket) they switch places so the one who wore the blindfold becomes the direction giver to the other one.  The teams that finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd get the prizes. You can also do this in heats, and then have the winners of the heats compete; or you can just have prizes for all the heats which would mean you could have more students involved.

Scavenger Hunt

This is not the state qualifying event.


You may use your smart phones to translate, but not to give the answers. You may use any and all members of your school’s participants to accomplish this scavenger hunt, even your teacher may give hints. Be creative! You may have to draw or create the items needed. Sometimes you may need up to 5 people to accomplish a particular task that is required to be performed for the judge. You may use anyone from your school for these tasks. You have from 8:30- 12:30 to find as many items as you can.

Following are some items which might be included.

  1. schwarzer Lippenstift
  2. rote Brille
  3. Schuhe aus Stoff
  4. Banane
  5. Stern
  6. Rosafarbene Jacke oder Pullover
  7. Fuß eines Kaninchens
  8. ein Papierkorb
  9. eine Armbanduhr
  10. ein Bierdeckel



Feb. 6, 2021  
Site Director: Jillian Reilly

Jan. 17, 2021
Online registration due by 11:59 p.m. (early-bird deadline).

Jan. 24, 2021
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April 30, 2021 
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February 26, 2022
Texas State German Contest 2022

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