Here I Sit

3.5 stars

All people sit in a circle on chairs. There is one extra chair in the circle. A person sitting next to the spare chair starts by moving into the spare chair, saying "Here I sit". The next person moves along a chair and says "In this chair". The next person moves up a seat and says "With my friend... and names someone else in the circle, who comes and sits in that person’s old chair. The people on either side of the new spare chair have to race to sit in it (probably best to play this on carpet to avoid serious injuries if people fall off chairs!). The game then continues with whoever made it into the spare chair saying "here I sit" etc.


  • Free / Low Cost
  • No equipment needed
  • Ice breaker
  • Indoor
  • Primary or Elementary School
  • Teens (Age 12-15)
  • Teens (Age 16-18)
  • Young Adults

Group Size
  • Small Groups (1-9 people)
  • Medium (10-29 people)

  • Short (1-10 minutes)
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I can't believe how much our 10-11 yr olds enjoy this! We put emphasis onto the I, so they can gloat at having won the seat tussle. Have played with the next group up, it was ok but didn't grab them as much.
- Kathryn (8 Feb 2017)

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