Plastic Or Prey

45 Minutes | All | Indoors

It’s dinnertime at sea, but someone has put plastic on the menu! Can you pick the plankton from the pollution?



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Plastic Or Prey

45 Minutes | All | Indoors

  • Print out of the Ocean Creatures Cards
  • Scissors

  1. Gather everyone one from your household for this activity
  2. Choose one person to be a ‘sea creature’. That person can choose any animal they like so long as it lives in the sea (e.g. a whale or dolphin)
  3. The person leading the activity should give the person who is the sea creature a task to do somewhere out of earshot (i.e.in another room)
  4. While the sea creature is out of the room, quietly split the rest of the group in half
  5. One half of the group should be given the cut-out fact cards to put in their pockets
  6. That half of the group are the ‘plastic’. The other half of the group should be told that they are ‘food ’ Everyone can now come back together again
  7. Make clear that no one should reveal to the sea creature whether they are ‘food’ or whether they are ‘plastic’ until the game begins
  8. Everyone should spread out around the room and pretend to be swimming under the sea
  9. No one should touch one another and both the food and the plastic should move in the same way
  10. Fetch the sea creature and bring them into the game
  11. The sea creature should move around the room and look for its dinner
  12. When it gets close to one of the people moving around the room, the sea creature should reach out and touch them
  13. When a person is touched, they should call out ‘I’m food’ or ‘I’m plastic’ The sea creature should call out ‘Yum!’ if they were food or ‘Yuck!’ if they were plastic
  14. If a person who is food is caught, they should sit down and the sea creature should continue moving around the room
  15. If a person who is plastic is caught, they should take out their fact card and read it out loud before sitting down
  16. The sea creature may continue around the room until they have touched three plastics
  17. When three plastics have been touched by the sea creature, the person leading the activity should choose another sea creature from the people sitting down, remove the three plastic facts that have been read out and restart the game
  18. Those who were food and got eaten may also rejoin the game
  19. After four rounds, all of the plastic facts should have been read out

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