This energetic group game provides kids with heaps of fun and outdoor exercise! What’s more, they’ll get to challenge their listening skills, agility and spacial awareness.
Fun fact!Our planet is home to around 1,300 different bat species!
About the activity
This game is based on the concept of echolocation, the process that bats use to find food.
Head outside into a wide open space. One player is the ‘bat’ and wears a blindfold, and the rest of the players are ‘moths’. The bat starts in the centre of the space and calls out “bat!”, to which the other players reply “moth!”. The bat must then try to catch the moths by listening to their calls and heading in their direction. All the players can move around freely, making the calls continuously. Once a moth is caught, they are out of the game and stand to one side. How many moths can the bat catch within a set time frame? Who’ll be the last surviving moth?!
You can also play whereby once a moth is caught they become the bat and take the blindfold. This way the game can continue for as long as the kids are having fun!