Musical Chairs

chairs in a circle

Musical Chairs is an exciting game you can play inside, and running to get to a chair counts towards your children’s 60 minutes of physical activity!

You can play with as many people as you’d like, but you’ll need at least 4 people–1 person to control the music and 3 players. Set out chairs in a circle, equal to the number of players minus one (for example, if you have 1 person playing music and 5 players, you’ll need 4 chairs). The players should stand in a circle around the chairs. When the music, begins, the players move around the chairs. The person playing the music can stop the music whenever they like, and when they do, all the players need to run to get a seat. Whichever player does not get a seat is out and one chair must be removed. The game continues as described until there is one player left and they are the winner.

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