Predator and Prey Camping Game
1 blindfold for each camper
|Preparation:||Define the play area, clear of obstacles|
|Instructions:||One camper is chosen as the predator. The predator is blindfolded and a bell is attached to their clothing.|
The other campers pair up and decide on what animal each pair would like to be and what sound they will use. All campers are blindfolded and the group is spread out with the predator placed in the middle of the play area. Each animal tries to find their partner by the sounds they make before the predator touches them.
Once a pair has found each other they take the blindfolds off and walk off the field. If the predator touches an animal before it finds its partner, the animal must take its blindfold off and walk off the play area. All animals walk, don't run.
The game ends when the animals pair up or the predator finds the animals and is left alone on the play area. Sometimes a time limit of 5 or 10 minutes is helpful. Discussion can follow about how animals in the wild might feel as they are threatened and look for safety.