>Number of players for musical chairs: 5 or more.
To play musical chairs, you will need: music, chairs (one for each player—minus two).
Place chairs in a circle, the seats facing out. One player is in charge of the music, the others are trying to get a chair to sit on when the music stops.
Put out one chair for everyone, minus one chair. For example, if you have 5 people, one is in charge of the music and 4 are playing, so you need 3 chairs. Without looking at the players, the player with the music randomly turns the music on and off. The rest of the players walk around the chairs while the music is going. (You have to keep moving!) As soon as the music stops, everyone tries to sit on a chair. Whoever is left without a chair when the music stops, is out.
After each round, take out a chair. Keep playing until there is only 1 player left.
Variations: Everyone tries to get in a hula hoop or onto a towel when the music stops.
Make this a family activity: Who can get their butt on a chair the fastest? Is it better to be small or tall?
This activity promotes listening skills, coordination, and timing.