children dancingA twist on the classic musical chairs. Develop resilience and fairness with a focus on NQF outcomes 1.2 and 2.4.

Plan Type

Educator Planned


  • Children will develop rhythm and gross motor skills by dancing to the music.
  • They will learn about playing by the rules and fairness.
  • Children will have the opportunity to deal with disappointment and develop their resilience when they are told they are out.
  • They will have the opportunity to display empathy for others who are disappointed when they are told they are out during the game.
  • Children will respect the decision of the educator who will nominate people to be out upon stopping of the music in accordance with the rules.

NQF Outcomes

1.4 Children learn to interact in relation to others with care, empathy and respect

2.3 Children become aware of fairness

Activity Description

Variation to musical chairs. Using a music playing device start playing music, allowing children to dance around until the music stops. When the music is stopped, they must then bob down as quickly as possible. The last person to bob down is out and must sit out of the game until the end. The game ends where there is only one child left.

Other Planned Activities

Ice Chalk – Ice chalk is a great activity for sensory discovery and fun. Develop creativity, imagination and curiosity with a focus on NQF 4.1 with this easy activity.

Truth Truth Trick – Social interaction, inquiry, problem solving and negotiation within a group are used in this activity to determine which statements about a person are the truth and which are a trick. NQF outcome 4.2 is the focus of this activity.

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