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How to Play Musical Pillows

Follow these directions to have your party participants skipping around the room.


  • Step 1: Choose radio operator Direct one person to operate the radio.
  • Step 2: Arrange two pillow rows Arrange two rows of pillows, one pillow for each player, except the music operator.
  • Step 3: Start the music and walk Remove one pillow and start the music. The participants walk around the outside of the pillow rows.
  • Step 4: Stop the music Stop the music. The participants scramble to find a pillow to sit on. Only one participant to a pillow.
  • TIP: Have the music operator look in the opposite direction of the participants to eliminate cheating.
  • Step 5: Eliminate one player and one pillow Eliminate the player that did not sit on a pillow and remove another pillow.
  • Step 6: Repeat steps four to six Repeat starting and stopping the music until only one person is left. They are declared the winner.
  • FACT: Musical chairs, also called "Going to Jerusalem," originated between 1875 and 1880.

You Will Need

  • A radio or other music player
  • A music operator
  • Participants
  • Pillows

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