Flash Card Musical Chairs

Turn musical chairs into a learning activity by adding flash cards!

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Do your kids need to get their wiggles out?

Put a new twist on an old game.  Help your children learn and burn off some energy by playing Flash Card Musical Chairs.  This game is so simple, but the kids love it.  I watch a 1st grader sometimes and he begs me to play this game.

Just like in the regular musical chairs I start the music and the kids run around the chairs. Sometimes I have them jump like a bunny or take big Goliath steps.  Occasionally I really get them going by reaching out and pretending to grab them.  When the music stops everyone sits down as fast as they can.  The first person who sits down gets to do a flash card first.  I like to give everyone a turn to do a card and then I reward them with a Popsicle Stick.

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You could adjust play so whoever sits down last doesn’t get to do a card, but I like to give everyone a chance as long as they are playing the game right.  I don’t use one less chair and I don’t take away chairs.  Obviously, you can play any way you want.

I love this game because kids of all ages can play, but I can still challenge them individually by selecting flash cards according to their individual abilities.  Plus, the game helps the blood flow and makes it easier for them to remember the material.  I know that they will never forget playing this flash card game!

Next time your kids need to burn off some energy, don’t just make them drop and give you 20.  Wear them out and teach them something at the same time.

Have Fun!

And try my other great Flash Card Games

top 10 flash card games

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  1. What a great way to make learning fun! Thanks for stopping by from the mingle. Now following :) Have a wonderful day!

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  3. How fun! My kiddos love to dance. ;) Thanks so much for linking up to Tip toe thru Tuesday. I hope we see you next week. Have a great rest of the week.

  4. great idea…fun is the best way to learn!!

  5. This is a great idea and I know the kids would have a blast doing it! I’m here via the Tip Toe through Tuesday link up.


  6. Oh my this is AWESOME! I will have to do this with my boys. Thanks for linking it up to The Mommy Club. I”m going to feature you this afternoon on my Facebook page! Have a super week!


  7. Great one! We often get our wiggles out in a modified version of head shoulders knees and toes using different body parts and learning them as we go.

  8. What a great and fun idea! Thank you for sharing and thank you for the visit and sweet comment at The Dedicated House. It means the world. Would love it if you would share this post at my Make it Pretty Monday party which goes live at 8am CST on Monday. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  9. What a great way of making learning fun! I love anything that gets kids moving. You have a great blog, Tulip. : )

  10. Great idea! I always loved ‘multi-tasking’ too when were were homeschooling! There’s no excuse for making learning a bore. Kids can have fun and learn!

  11. Thanks for linking up to my Pre-K activity page. I love this post! Such a simple, active way to practice letters, sight words, math facts… Sharing on Playdough to Plato’s FB page.


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