Musical Pop-Hop Game

“Musical Pop-Hop Game,” Friend, Apr. 1996, 26

Musical Pop-Hop Game

(A noncompetitive game for two or more children)

Arrange chairs, one for each player, in as large a circle (or semicircle) as possible. Play different kinds of music at different tempos. The children start by sitting on their chairs. As the music is played, when they feel they are “ready to burst” with it, they should pop off their chairs and hop around, pretending to be popcorn kernels, jumping jacks, frogs, floppy coil toys, or other active object. However, if they touch another child, the two who have touched must sit down again. When all the children are sitting, or when only one child is left, they take turns performing again, but one at a time, with the other children guessing what they are.