Running Wild Pig


In the Running Wild Pig game, the children are hunters and get to practise throwing at a moving target. The wild pigs must move quickly to dodge the balls that the hunters are throwing at them.


  1. Divide the group of children into two. One of the groups is the hunters and the other wild pigs.
  2. The hunters stand behind a marked line at a suitable distance from the ‘wall’. The hunters are carrying soft balls.
  3. The wild pigs hide behind the wall and run in front of it when they please.
  4. The hunters try to hit the wild pigs that are running by.
  5. The hunters can run in front of the line to fetch balls, but must go behind the line again before they can throw balls at the wild pigs.


  • For progression, the distance from which the hunters throw balls at the wild pigs can be extended.


A ‘wall’ for the wild pigs to hide behind
Many soft balls


0 - 2 years
3 - 5 years


Large space
Small space

Motor skills

Learning areas

Activity type