How to Play Spiders and Flies Game

Sometimes kids seem to have even more energy than usual. This game will definitely help them to burn off all that energy!

The Spiders and Flies Game is a great ice breaker game that can be really full of fun and activities.

Features of the Spiders and Flies Game

 ★  Game Name Spiders and Flies
 ★  Group size medium to large
★  Age kids (6+) and teens
 ★  Type active
 ★  Skill reaction / running 
 ★  Place indoor and outdoor
★  Time up to 10 – 20 min
 ★  Preparation no
 ★  Materials no

Aim of the Game 

In Spiders and Flies, the players’ (Spiders) goal is to work with their team to tag as many as the opposing members as possible or avoid being tagged if you belong to the Flies team.

Ideal Age and Group Sizes

To play Spiders and Flies, it is better to have a group size of at least 8 to 12 players. Having more players increases the difficulty of the game but makes it even more fun for everyone.

This is a great group game for anyone aged 6 and above.

Preparation and Needed Materials

You don’t have to prepare any materials to play the Spiders and Flies. This makes it a great group game to play when you need ideas on a whim.

This game can be played in open spaces both indoors and outdoors, just ensure that it is clean and you have plenty of space, so kids can move around freely.

Always remember to remove any sharp or unsafe objects around before playing to avoid someone stepping on them accidentally. 

How to Play the Spiders and Flies Game

Set up boundaries of the play area.

Step 1: Start by splitting everybody up into 2 groups. The groups should be equal. Otherwise, the game can end too fast or last too long.

Step 2: As they move around, the Spiders are going to be on their hands and their feet with the belly facing up. The Flies are going to be on their hands and their feet with the belly facing down.

Step 3:  The Spiders start chasing the Flies around the game area trying to tag them.

Step 4: If a player has been tagged by the opposing team, they will stop moving and sit where they were tagged. The Flies can try to save their team member by tapping them three times and bringing them back to life!

The game continues until all flies have been caught. The Flies then become the next Spiders and round 2 begins!

Variations of the Spiders and Flies Game

In the center of the play area, there is a spider’s den. The spiders take the captured flies to the den and leave them there. This way it will be more difficult to save them.

Final Words From Us 

If you’d like to turn Spiders and Flies into a great icebreaker game, it would be best to randomize your teams. This provides everyone the opportunity to work with a new team member as teamwork is key to success!