Sparrows and Swallows, a chase game, short and very funny. Participants will be divided into two groups and will seek to catch each other. You will enjoy it so much that you will not want to stop playing!
Look for a flat area within the natural environment for this activity.
Check that the area is safe and not dangerous for the participants.
Divide the area with the three ropes separated at 10 meters each, in straight lines. The rope in the center will be the place where both groups will be facing each other. The ropes at the ends will be used so that participants can cross and be safe.
Divide the group into two, naming one group Swallows, and the other Sparrows. Both groups should stand facing each other in the center line.
To the cry of "Swallows! Those who are swallows run to touch the backs of the sparrows. In the meantime, the sparrows, in order not to be touched from behind, run to their refuge, which is in the line behind them (see image below). The same happens if you shout "Sparrows"!
Participants who are hit and touched from behind must leave the playing area.
Carry out the activity until there are one or two participants per team.
Once the activity is over, you can restart the game once again, as long as the participants are willing to continue playing.
The activity of this stage is almost a game, simple and motivating. Create interest and anticipation for what is to come. This stage is recreational and invites participants to engage, to “get their feet wet” in God’s creation.