Summary: The game is like regular musical chairs except as the chairs are removed, the students have to work together to make sure everyone has room to sit.
- Age-Appropriate Music
- Have each student grab a chair and place the chairs in a circle, facing outward. If there isn’t enough room for a circle, then you can put the chairs back to back in two straight lines.
- When the music is on, the players should walk around the circle of chairs. When the music stops, everyone must find a seat. Consider having the first round be a practice round. After the first round, a chair must be removed each round.
- Each time a chair is removed, one more player will lose a seat. Explain that the group needs to work together to make room for all of the players without a chair. Room can be made by squeezing multiple players onto one chair or by having players sit on each other’s knees.
- The game continues until the players can no longer fit everyone on the remaining chairs.
- Did you like this game more than regular musical chairs? Why or why not?
- How did it feel when you couldn’t find a place to sit but then someone helped you
- What would happen if you didn’t help each other? Why is it important to help others?
Activity Length: Medium (15-30 minutes)
Energy Level: High
Grade Level: Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Group Size: Large (10+), Medium (5-9)