"Musical Chairs" used to be called "Going to Jerusalem". This is played at young kids' birthday parties.


Musical Chairs is played all over the world. In Denmark, the Netherlands, and Portugal it's called the "chair dance". In Sweden it's called "The Stormy Sea". In Romania, the game is "Birdie Move Your Nest". In the Philippines and Germany, it's called "Journey to Jerusalem". In Russia, it's called "It's Boring to Sit Like This". In Ireland, England, France, Greece, Italy, Israel, and Thailand they call it Musical chairs.

Do you play this in your country? If so, please email me to let us know, including what it's called. Thanks! Mama Lisa

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