required: none, but some accompanying pictures might be a nice addition.
game is appropriate for all ages.
least 10-15 minutes is needed to play this game.
This is a great game to generate discussion on how animal "families" work
compared to our own!
Select 2 students to be the "photographer" and the "guide" and have them
stand together. Have the rest of the kids line up behind a starting line,
some distance away from the photographer and the guide. Assign the kids
different animal names, like a pride of lions, a gaggle of geese, a herd
of elephants, and whatever else you can come up with (you can even brainstorm
ahead of time with the kids!).
Pick a point in the field (or wherever you are) as a turning point, maybe
about half way between the photographer and the guide. When you call out
the animal group names, the kids in that group must run to that point and
back to behind the starting line. When they run, however, they are chased
by the phtographer and the guide, whose object is to "capture" as many
animals as possible. Every animal caught becomes a helper, and play continues
until all the animals are helpers.