Splat!

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Description

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/

Resources

Safety checklist
Use the Safety checklist (https://cms.scouts.org.uk/media/10684/safety-checklist-leaders-2020.pdf) to help you plan and risk assess your activity. Additional coronavirus-related controls to think about may include: Make sure that everyone knows the plan for dropping young people off (and picking them up again);
Set up a hand washing station that you can use throughout the session; Making sure everyone stands at least 2m away from each other in your circle.

Instructions

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.


Reflection
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"!

Tags

  • circle game
  • fun
  • game
  • splat

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