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In this adaptation of the classic game Musical Chairs, no one is ever "out". As in the original game, start with one chair (or sheet of newsprint) for every participant and then remove one after each round. However, instead of eliminating people as chairs are removed, this game challenges the entire group to gather on fewer and fewer chairs, and eventually on one chair.
Gather the group in a seated circle. Tell them they must get off their chair when the music starts and find a place to sit when the music stops. Remove a chair with each round until only one remains and the whole group needs to find a way to be in physical contact with each other and the chair.
After the game, invite reflection with questions such as:
Individuals with limited mobility could start and stop the music or ring the gong, chime, or bell to mark the rounds. Use sheets of newsprint rather than chairs to accommodate a child who uses a wheelchair; when the music stops, they can touch a sheet of newsprint with the wheel of their chair or touch someone who is touching a sheet of newsprint.
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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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