Type of game:
Locomotion Game
Character of the game:
Competitive
Country of origin:
Denmark
Aim of the game:
To touch the opponent and return to one’s position as fast as possible to avoid being caught by the opposing team.
Number of players:
Multi Player
8-40
Age
6 +
Difficulty:
Medium
Area of play:
Indoor and outdoor free space (e.g. park, school backyard, gym)
Indoor Outdoor
Equipment

None
Motor skills
Speed
Social skills
Competion Decision Making
Cognitive skills
Tactics Memory Development
equipment
Background
Swatting Flies is a game so simple that it probably was invented over and over again in different countries. There are written records of this game dating from 1915 in Denmark. 
Set up:
The game should be played in any indoor or outdoor area that allows the players to move freely. A volleyball court is sufficient.
Rules
Two teams stand behind their own “pax” or safety line. In turn, each team sends a player to the opposing team, which is lined up, hands stretched out and palms faced upwards. The "delegate" now passes up and down the line, pretending to strike somebody on the palm. At some point, the “delegate” chooses an opponent and strikes its palms. The delegate must then try to get back home to the safety line while the opponent tries to catch him.  The delegate that gets touched by the chaser must join the opposing team.  
Teaching Styles:
  • Encourage players to communicate throughout the game
  • Balance the ability level of the team
  • Safety instructions to be tailored to the environment and participants playing the game
Rules:
  • Reduce number of players to 3 ( 2 hold hands, 3rd is the catcher)
  • Increase players to 5 (4 hold hands and 5th is the catcher making a square0
  • Set a time limit to prevent one person being catcher for too long /short a time
  • Modify movement pattern: e.g. jump on one leg, in press-up position (forward/backward), everybody sitting in a wheelchair
Environment:
  • Ensure the indoor/outdoor playing area has a smooth surface and is free of obstacles
Equipment:
  • Allow participants in the triangle to be connected via rope/rings
  • Provide a bell for the catcher so as to provide aural awareness
Background
Swatting Flies is a game so simple that it probably was invented over and over again in different countries. There are written records of this game dating from 1915 in Denmark.