Musical Towels

Musical towels Beach game

If you need to entertain children at the beach, and want to have a great time with your family, Musical Towels is the perfect solution. Beach games and activities for kids are such a fun way to spend a wholesome vacation.

Game sheet

  • number of players: from 5 children
  • ages: from 6 years old
  • materials: music, towels
  • Played outdoors
  • Play time: 15 min

Musical Towels rules

Musical Towels is nothing short of fun for the younger kids. The game is a twist on the kindergarten classic musical chairs and your kids will love playing. Just arrange the towels in a circle, play some music, cut it off and see who scrambles to get a seat. The person left standing (and without a towel) is out and this keeps happening until only one towel and one winner remains.

We use music from cell phones for this game. It offers up a chance to turn on and off the music without someone being able to predict when the music goes off as we just tap the gadget. When using a radio unit, we noticed the kids were watching the radio more than playing the game.


  • As jumping up and down from the sand might be a bit much for the older folks, this a perfect adult game using lawn chairs.
  • Remove one towel after each round but keep everyone in the game. The challenge then is to get every player seated on a diminishing number of chairs. In other words, they have to share towels.

The educational advantages of Musical Towels

  • generates fun atmosphere
  • develops strategic thinking
  • Improve Gross Motor Skills
  • self-expression: Free dancing offers children the opportunity to express their emotions
  • listening skills
  • Concentration/Focus
  • learning and listening to the rules of the game

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1 thought on “Musical Towels”

  1. Thank you very much. I have selected some games that I can set up with my kids at the beach! I can’t wait to see them play; I’m sure they will be thrilled!

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