Activity Introduction

Quick summary: This game is based upon the game “Red Light, Green Light”. Instead of the children responding to the calls of “Red Light” and “Green Light” from the person nominated as “it”, the person nominated as “it” is a frog and the rest of the class are insects, trying to cross the pond without getting eaten.

Learning goals:

  • Students understand that some animals eat other animals. One single predator such as frogs eat many other prey (animals).

Australian Curriculum Mapping

Content descriptions:

Year 1 Science

  • Living things have a variety of external features (ACSSU017)
  • Living things live in different places where their needs are met (ACSSU211)

Year 2 Science

  • Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves (ACSSU030)

Syllabus OutcomesST1-10LW, ST1-11LW

Topic: Biodiversity

Indoor or outdoor activity: Indoor or outdoor

Time required: 20 mins

Learning areas addressed: Health and Physical Education.

Resources required: Four or more kids!

Keywords: game, biodiversity, frog, pond, insects, fun.

Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.


Teacher Worksheet

Teacher preparation

This game is based on the game “Red Light, Green Light”, where the child nominated as “it” stands at one end of the playing area, with the rest of the players at the other end. The child nominated as “it” turns their back to the others and calls out “Green light!” The players then run as fast as they can towards “it”. At any time, “it” can face the players, calling out “Red light”, and the others must freeze in place. If anyone fails to stop, they are out or must return to the starting line.

This version sees the child nominated as “it” turned into a frog who is sitting in the middle of the pond, while the other children in the class are insects trying to cross the pond without being eaten.

To play this game you will need a large-ish open space. It’s suggested one that is at least 10 metres in length.

Nominate one student to be the frog. The rest of the game participants are insects. Explain to them that the area they are playing around is the pond where the fro

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