A list of true and false statements, and at least 6 children
Indoors / outdoors. Plenty of space needed.
This is a good game to play to clarify any wildlife information that
people have picked up generally, or from previous activities in one session.
The group is divided into two teams. The teams stand in parallel
lines, facing each other, about 1m apart. One team are the Owls and the
other are the Crows. Both teams have a home base, about 10m behind them.
Statements about wildlife are read out by the ‘question master’.
E.g. ‘Bats eat people’. [It’s good here to refer to sensory
observations and local wildlife
or geography as well as current topics and general environmental info.
For example - locally: ‘The Niddrie Burn runs through Burdiehouse’ - which is
true! And sensory info: 'The wind is coming from behind the
If the statement
is true, the crows must turn and run for their home, being chased by the
owls. The owls must try to catch the crows, before they get to their
home. If the statement is false, the crows must chase and catch the
owls, before they get to the owls’ home. Anyone who is caught must
join the opposing team. So, everyone has to decide whether a statement
is true or false AND remember which way to run! The game ends when
everyone is an owl, or everyone is a crow.