How to Play Grab Bag Musical Chairs

In this classic game of musical chairs, everyone gets a prize.

You will need

  • Music
  • Chairs
  • A grab bag for each player
  • A special grab bag

Step 1 Choose a person to start and stop the music throughout the game.

Step 2 Arrange the chairs in a circle, with one less chair than the number of people playing. Place the grab bags on the table for the players to see.

Step 3 Start the music. When the music starts to play, the players walk around the chairs in a clockwise direction.

Step 4 Listen for the music to stop. When the music stops, the players scramble to sit in a seat.

Step 5 Receive a grab bag if you cannot find a seat. You are out of the game.

Step 6 Remove a chair every time someone is eliminated.

Step 7 Continue the process until the last person is sitting in a chair. The last person sitting in a chair gets the special grab bag. They are the winner.