Human Musical Chairs was one of the winning games at the Kids Good Ideas show in Manchester this weekend. The game follows the same format as musical chairs but kids play in pairs and use each other as 'seats'.
It's ideal if you haven't got enough chairs for the gathered masses and also works brilliantly as a game to get the parents involved as the kids can sit on their oldies backs. I rolled it out at a friends party a couple of months ago and it also proved to be a winner when played with just grown-ups.
To get started get everyone into pairs and get them to agree who’s a chair and who’s a human. Once everyone’s made fully aware of their chair or human status the game proceeds as with the standard game of musical chairs but this time when the music stops, the chairs get on their hands and knees and the humans sit on top. The last pair seated are out, leaving the last pair to win.