Prey Against Predator PE Game Idea 19




14" (0.36 m) to 24" (0.61 m)

Age group

8 years old and +


12-30 participants



Activity Type


The perfect physical game for large groups

Tired of the same team physical education games? Prey Against the Predator offers a fresh challenge that boosts cardiovascular capacity and fosters teamwork. With minimal preparation time needed, this dynamic game can be played both indoors and outdoors. Discover how to play below.


The prey team will try to avoid their ball to get hit by the predator team’s ball.


The objective of Prey Against the Predator is to enhance participants’ eye-hand coordination, cardiovascular capacity, and teamwork. This physical education activity engages players in dynamic movements and strategic collaboration.

How the PE game is played

Separate the playing area into 3 zones and divide the group into 6 teams, each with colored bibs. In each zone, place 2 teams. One will be the prey team and the other, the predator team.

The objective of the prey team is to pass the ball to each other without their ball getting hit by the predator team’s ball.

When the prey team’s ball gets hit, the teams switch roles. At the end of the time set for the round, the team that is the prey wins.

When participants have a ball in their hands, they are not allowed to move. The predator ball must hit the prey ball and not the ball carrier.

Adaptations/variations of the PE game

  • The participants can hit the ball carrier to provoke role-changing
  • If the prey team drops the ball, a role change is happening

Specific safety rules

Forbid intentionally throwing the ball in the face.

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