Monday, August 18, 2008

Music Game: Musical Chairs with a Twist



Original Game of Musical Chairs
Musical chairs is a game in which chairs are arranged in a circle with one less chair than people who are playing (e.g. 5 chairs and 6 people). The game starts with the people walking around the chairs while the music is playing. When the music stops, the people hurry and try to sit in a chair before all the chairs are taken. The person who didn't sit in a chair is out, and one chair is taken out of the circle for the next round.

Musical Chairs with a Twist!
Although the original musical chairs is a blast, my children and I like to play musical chairs with a twist, a game we made up! Musical chairs with a twist is played the same way as musical chairs but one change.

The person who didn't sit on a chair fast enough must answer a question, get the right answer, and then he or she can be back in the game.

The adult running the music will ask the child the question. (The questions can be about anything.) Here is a sample list of questions:

Music history questions: Name a composer from the Baroque Era.

Biology questions: Name the parts of a cell.

History questions: Who was the 4th president of the United States of America?

Music listening questions: Who sang the song we just listened to?

Enjoy playing musical chairs with a twist!
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22 comments:

Leah said...

fun concept and twist on the game. However, as an adult, I'm not sure I'd get those answers correctly, let alone my kids. I'd have to ask things like "who does Curious George live with?" ha ha ha!

I like this idea though. Adds something new to an old game

Mandy said...

Oooo, I like this one! Well, I have liked all of your suggestions but I really like this one! :-)

Sheena said...

this is too cute! I might have to include this at my month to host our preschool homeschooling co-op. Of course the questions will be easier, but sounds like so much fun! :) Thanks for the idea!

Drea (Monkey Monkey Underpants) said...

What a great way to incorporate learning into a fun game!

Susan said...

What a great spin on a classic game. I will have to remember that for when my kids are old enough for that game.

angie said...

i'M REALLY liking this twist. Thanks!

Carrie said...

I love it! That is a really neat way to make the game more of a teachable activity.

mormonhermitmom said...

Perfect for reinforcing a family home evening discussion.

amanda said...

love musical chars with a twist!!

maybe it's the teacher in me :)

A.D. McClish said...

That's a cool way to change up the game! I remember playing that as a kid. So fun!!

Marie N. said...

Sounds like a good pop quiz game when my home schooled troops are restless.

Erica said...

I've always loved playing musical chairs and I think that's a great idea to keep things balanced physically and intellectually. Thanks for the great idea!

cathy said...

Just found your blog, and it's wonderful! I love all of your ideas! This one will be great anytime, but especially in the dead of winter when we're stuck inside looking for something fun to do. thanks!

Rosemary Bogdan said...

Love the new twist idea! Sounds like fun.

Alaskanchick said...

oh I am likin' the twist! Excellente!

Motherhood for Dummies said...

Yea the comment from ALaskachick was from me sorry. My sister was still signed in under her email when I got on to blog :)

Lyndsie said...

LOVE IT! I know my little ones will love it as well!

Stacy said...

Great idea. I know my kids would love it!

Missy said...

What fun! My daughter loves this game!

xoBeau said...

oh, fun, great idea!

Mark Salinas said...

I like it! :)

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