Drama Movement Game | Musical Statues

In the first week of Silly Fish Learning’s first birthday month, we’re looking at a classic party game. Musical Statues is a fan favorite at parties, but is also a useful classroom tool to burn energy and help children focus.


  • Have the children find a dance space in the room.
  • When the music plays, the children must dance.
  • When the music stops, they must freeze like a statue.
  • If you see a child moving when there is no music playing, they are eliminated.
  • Keep going until only one child remains.
  • For an extra challenge, pick a theme for the statues (e.g. animals) or ask the children to dance a certain way (e.g. ballet).

If you’re a drama teacher, Musical Marks is a great directing tool developed from this game.

If you like this, you should also try:

Drama Action Game – 1, 2, 3, 4

Drama Blocking Game | Musical Marks

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