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Get active and test your reflexes by being the first to shout ‘splat!’.
A quick circle game.

Source: https://www.scouts.org.uk/activities/splat/


5 minutes
No resources.

All activities must be safely managed. Use the safety checklist to help you plan and risk assess your activity. Do a risk assessment and take appropriate steps to reduce risk. Always get approval for the activity and have suitable supervision and an InTouch process.


Play splat!
1. Everyone should stand in a distanced circle with the person leading the activity in the middle.

2. The person who is leading should spin round and, at random, point to one person and shout ‘splat!’.

3. This person should duck down. The people on either side of them should to point at each other and shout ‘splat!’.

4. The last person to shout ‘splat!’ should sit down. If a different person also shouts ‘splat!’, they’re out and have to sit down. Keep the game moving along quickly to test reflexes.

5. The game continues until there are two players. They should stand 2m apart, back to back, and when the person leading the activity signals, they should walk away from each other.

6. When the person leading shouts ‘splat!’ the last two players have to turn and shout ‘splat!’ at each other. The first to shout is the winner.

This activity was about testing reflexes. Everyone should think about the other skills they used to play well. For example, they had to stay focused and alert. Did they find it hard, or easy? Were they disappointed not to win, or elated that they did win? Everyone should understand that having fun is the most important element of the game, not winning.

Change the level of challenge
Make it harder by changing the key word they should say to another one; make it a longer or more complicated. People could also shout each other’s names, which is also a good chance to learn each other’s names.

Note: Anyone who "Splat!'s" when they shouldn't should be out for "indiscriminate splatting"!


  • circle game
  • fun
  • game
  • splat

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