Swat the Fly

Age
2-5
Equipment
Let’s Make Paper Plate Flies ( link below)
Pool noodles
Physical Activity

Locomotion and coordination

Where this can be played
Inside or Outside
How to Play
  • Go to Let's Make Paper Plate Flies
  • Drag a Paper Plate Fly on the ground behind you as the children try to swat it with pool noodles.
  • This can be played in a circle with the facilitator running around or with children working together to have one child chasing another who is pulling it around.
Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options
  • If you have a child with a visual impairment, attach a bell to the string so that the fly makes noise as it moves around. 
  • If you have a child who uses a wheelchair or who is unable to reach the ground due to any other movement limitation, hold the flys up in the air to be swatted. 

 Source – Chris Wright