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Learn FUN hand clapping game "Down Down Baby"
Learn FUN hand clapping game "Down Down Baby"
Published: 2013/11/09
Channel: KSquared
Sisterly Rivalry: How to do HAND CLAP GAMES by Starly & Cherub (aged 10 & 7)
Sisterly Rivalry: How to do HAND CLAP GAMES by Starly & Cherub (aged 10 & 7)
Published: 2015/01/02
Channel: LuckyFortune8Family
Hand Clapping Game "Slide"
Hand Clapping Game "Slide"
Published: 2009/06/11
Channel: Splash Games
Hand Clapping Game "Bim Bum"
Hand Clapping Game "Bim Bum"
Published: 2009/06/13
Channel: Splash Games
1, 2, 3, Break it Down Clapping Game
1, 2, 3, Break it Down Clapping Game
Published: 2015/03/10
Channel: Carol C Cox
Clapping Game
Clapping Game
Published: 2013/12/17
Channel: Joel Copeland
Dr. Pepper Hand Clapping Game
Dr. Pepper Hand Clapping Game
Published: 2010/01/19
Channel: Joseph LaMountain
Hand Clapping Game "Sevens"
Hand Clapping Game "Sevens"
Published: 2009/06/17
Channel: Splash Games
McDonald
McDonald's Hand Clap Game
Published: 2015/11/01
Channel: Vinnie Kandis
Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky - Clap Game
Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky - Clap Game
Published: 2012/10/11
Channel: Jenny Rice
Boom Snap Clap - Hand Shake Clapping Game
Boom Snap Clap - Hand Shake Clapping Game
Published: 2016/06/05
Channel: thesecretisgratitude
Elizabeth and Kara
Elizabeth and Kara's Hand Clapping Games
Published: 2012/04/09
Channel: Lis&Liz
"Sevens" Clapping Game - Rush Week, Fall 2013
"Sevens" Clapping Game - Rush Week, Fall 2013
Published: 2013/10/16
Channel: KKPsiBetaPsi
Ameryn & Amberle
Ameryn & Amberle's Fun Clapping Game
Published: 2014/01/27
Channel: Alice Woo
GET HYPER HANDS (awesome hand clapping game)
GET HYPER HANDS (awesome hand clapping game)
Published: 2013/01/28
Channel: Superrmeike
Sally Was A Baby Hand Clapping Game
Sally Was A Baby Hand Clapping Game
Published: 2015/09/27
Channel: The Morgan And Mommy Show
Boom snap clap hand game
Boom snap clap hand game
Published: 2012/04/08
Channel: mbheartlove
"Sally Was A Baby" Fun New Hand Clapping Game
"Sally Was A Baby" Fun New Hand Clapping Game
Published: 2013/05/07
Channel: !!-Three-Crazy-Kids-!!
Miss Mary Mack Hand Clapping Game
Miss Mary Mack Hand Clapping Game
Published: 2016/08/27
Channel: Kristy Thomas
A Sailor Went to Sea Sea Sea Hand Clapping Game
A Sailor Went to Sea Sea Sea Hand Clapping Game
Published: 2015/09/11
Channel: Kathy Gossen
ABC (123) Clap Song
ABC (123) Clap Song
Published: 2015/06/23
Channel: LuckyGamers7
Lola and Milla
Lola and Milla's Schoolyard Hand Clapping Games: Tic Tac Toe (Basic)
Published: 2012/01/01
Channel: Mark Harrop
" Apple on a Stick " Hand clapping game
" Apple on a Stick " Hand clapping game
Published: 2012/11/03
Channel: !!-Three-Crazy-Kids-!!
Fun hand games
Fun hand games
Published: 2011/12/25
Channel: fatcat123455
New Hand Clap Game, Commando Style Shopping, & An Inelegant Hair Fight
New Hand Clap Game, Commando Style Shopping, & An Inelegant Hair Fight
Published: 2015/07/13
Channel: LuckyFortune8Family
SHAME HAND GAMES - HAND CLAPPING GAMES | @Ti&Naish
SHAME HAND GAMES - HAND CLAPPING GAMES | @Ti&Naish
Published: 2015/04/02
Channel: Ti&Naish
Three African Clapping Games from Liberia - Africa Heartwood Project
Three African Clapping Games from Liberia - Africa Heartwood Project
Published: 2011/08/10
Channel: Africa Heartwood Project
" Tic Tac Toe " Hand clapping game demonstration
" Tic Tac Toe " Hand clapping game demonstration
Published: 2012/12/03
Channel: !!-Three-Crazy-Kids-!!
Rhythm Clapping Game
Rhythm Clapping Game
Published: 2007/11/28
Channel: Nina Lewis
Say Say Oh Playmate Hand Clapping Game
Say Say Oh Playmate Hand Clapping Game
Published: 2015/09/16
Channel: Kathy Gossen
Cup & Hand Clapping Game.
Cup & Hand Clapping Game.
Published: 2012/09/02
Channel: Jess Della Guardia
Kokoleoko Clapping Game
Kokoleoko Clapping Game
Published: 2015/03/23
Channel: Danny Cruz
THE CONJURING - Clap Scene
THE CONJURING - Clap Scene
Published: 2014/04/06
Channel: Ing Diego
Lemonade Crunchy Ice Game!
Lemonade Crunchy Ice Game!
Published: 2008/11/12
Channel: theMeganRshow
Double This That Hand Clapping Game
Double This That Hand Clapping Game
Published: 2015/09/14
Channel: Kathy Gossen
Down down baby with hand clapping game
Down down baby with hand clapping game
Published: 2016/12/17
Channel: Marie Getz
Reese & Asha demonstrate "My Boyfriend" Funny Hand Clapping Game
Reese & Asha demonstrate "My Boyfriend" Funny Hand Clapping Game
Published: 2013/06/29
Channel: !!-Three-Crazy-Kids-!!
australian girls clapping games
australian girls clapping games
Published: 2006/11/12
Channel: warren fahey
Boom Snap Clap Hand Game
Boom Snap Clap Hand Game
Published: 2009/06/11
Channel: Splash Games
Hand Clapping Games for Kids - Concentration 64
Hand Clapping Games for Kids - Concentration 64
Published: 2016/07/06
Channel: The Inspired Treehouse
KLEENEX Clapping Game
KLEENEX Clapping Game
Published: 2016/04/21
Channel: joe calabrese
Mama Said Hand Clapping Game
Mama Said Hand Clapping Game
Published: 2014/05/19
Channel: LifeOfaNanny
Miss Mary Mack / Children
Miss Mary Mack / Children's Song / Hand Clapping Game / Bottleneck Guitar
Published: 2009/04/03
Channel: Keni Lee Burgess
Miss Mary Mac Hand Clapping Game (with lyrics)
Miss Mary Mac Hand Clapping Game (with lyrics)
Published: 2013/05/05
Channel: !!-Three-Crazy-Kids-!!
A B C  clapping game
A B C clapping game
Published: 2015/09/17
Channel: Active Music Digital
Concentration Handclap Game
Concentration Handclap Game
Published: 2016/01/13
Channel: Waldorf Training Lectures
Nigerian clapping game
Nigerian clapping game
Published: 2011/02/13
Channel: ibifunke
Hand: clapping Games
Hand: clapping Games
Published: 2016/03/18
Channel: Krystina Ortega
"Lisa Warrior" Hand Clapping Game
"Lisa Warrior" Hand Clapping Game
Published: 2013/05/07
Channel: !!-Three-Crazy-Kids-!!
Down Down Baby Hand Clapping Game
Down Down Baby Hand Clapping Game
Published: 2017/04/29
Channel: Hand Clappers
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Illustration of a clapping game ("Pease Porridge Hot"), c.1920
Children in Virginia playing hand games at school.
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A common style of playing "Pat-a-Cake".

A clapping game (or hand game) is a type of usually cooperative (i.e., non-competitive) game which is generally played by two players and involves clapping as a rhythmic accompaniment to a singing game or reciting of a rhyme, often nursery rhymes. Clapping games are found throughout the world and similar games may be known throughout large areas with regional variation.

Nature of the games[edit]

Due to the communication skills and coordination required, simple clapping games are age appropriate for children age 24 months and above.[1] In many cultures clapping games are played by both sexes and all ages, but in many European and European-influenced cultures, they are largely the preserve of girls.[2]

Claps commonly included in patterns are clapping one's own hands, clapping both hands of a partner, and clapping one hand of a partner, generally across such as the right hand of each player. The clapping may include other activities such as thigh slapping, or a final move such as touching the ground and freezing.[3] Sara Bernstein describes seventy-nine "basic hand-claps".[4]

Clapping patterns may be used with only specific rhymes, generically with most rhymes, or improvised. Children in different areas may be more or less strict about which claps accompany which rhymes but generally different clapping patterns may be used to accompany different rhymes. The rhymes are generally very similar to a jump-rope rhymes. Some games are played without a rhyme, such as 'Slide', and not all require the players to clap each other's hands, such as 'Sevens.'

Clapping games are a part of oral tradition. As such there are a variety of distinct clapping games or families of games. A game may be performed or played in various versions found in different areas and times and often according to ethnicity. For example, 'Hello, Operator' may be called 'Miss Susie' or 'Miss Lucy' and may contain, omit, or vary verses or specific lines. Clapping patterns and actions may also vary. There is no canonical version of any game though children often fight over whose version is "right" or "real".

Examples[edit]

The clapping game "roller coaster" is accompanied by "dancing" the "hot dog". Other clapping games include:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ L. Acredolo and S. Goodwyn, Baby Minds: Brain-Building Games Your Baby Will Love (Acredolo 2000), p. 52. ISBN 9780553380309.
  2. ^ P. Blatchford and S. Sharp, Breaktime and the School: Understanding and Changing Playground Behaviour (London: Routledge, 1994), p. 40.
  3. ^ K. D. Gaunt, The Games Black Girls Play: Learning the Ropes from Double-Dutch to Hip-Hop (New York, NU., New York University Press, 2006), p.6. ISBN 9780814731208.
  4. ^ Bernstein, Sara (1994). Hand Clap!, p.13-39. ISBN 1-55850-426-5.
  5. ^ a b Gryski, Camilla (1998). Let's Play: Traditional Games of Childhood, p.30-1. Kids Can. ISBN 1550744976.
  6. ^ a b c Bernstein (1994), p.7-8.

External links[edit]

  • [1] videos and sound recordings from the British Library showing clapping games over the last century

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