Musical Statues is a popular party game which can be played anywhere and takes less than a minute to set up. Children get to put their listening and balance skills to the test, as well as their reflexes and dance moves!
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Vary the music each game (or even each round), and challenge the children to change their moves to match the style. You could include pop, classical, folk, jazz, dance and world music!
About the activity
It’s a case of the more the merrier in this fun, energetic game! The concept is simple – while the music is playing, the children dance. But as soon as the music stops, they must freeze and remain absolutely still.
You’ll need one person to control the music and referee the game. Once the referee stops the music, they keep an eye out for any movement from the players. If they spot any shakes, wobbles or twitches, the player is out the game! After 20 seconds or so, the referee restarts the music, and the game continues until there is only one player left standing.