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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
Hand Clapping Game "Bim Bum"
Hand Clapping Game "Bim Bum"
Published: 2009/06/13
Channel: Splash Games
Hand Clapping Game "Slide"
Hand Clapping Game "Slide"
Published: 2009/06/11
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
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 "Sevens"
Hand Clapping Game "Sevens"
Published: 2009/06/17
Channel: Splash Games
Sally Was A Baby Fun New Hand Clapping Game
Sally Was A Baby Fun New Hand Clapping Game
Published: 2017/04/10
Channel: Martin Jensen
Ameryn & Amberle
Ameryn & Amberle's Fun Clapping Game
Published: 2014/01/27
Channel: Alice Woo
Dr. Pepper Hand Clapping Game
Dr. Pepper Hand Clapping Game
Published: 2010/01/19
Channel: Joseph LaMountain
Elizabeth and Kara
Elizabeth and Kara's Hand Clapping Games
Published: 2012/04/09
Channel: Lis&Liz
Concentration Handclap Game
Concentration Handclap Game
Published: 2016/01/13
Channel: Waldorf Training Lectures
Boom Snap Clap - Hand Shake Clapping Game
Boom Snap Clap - Hand Shake Clapping Game
Published: 2016/06/05
Channel: thesecretisgratitude
Sally Was A Baby Hand Clapping Game
Sally Was A Baby Hand Clapping Game
Published: 2015/09/27
Channel: The Morgan And Mommy Show
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
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
Miss Mary Mack Hand Clapping Game
Miss Mary Mack Hand Clapping Game
Published: 2016/08/27
Channel: Kristy Thomas
ABC (123) Clap Song
ABC (123) Clap Song
Published: 2015/06/23
Channel: LuckyGamers7
"Sevens" Clapping Game - Rush Week, Fall 2013
"Sevens" Clapping Game - Rush Week, Fall 2013
Published: 2013/10/16
Channel: KKPsiBetaPsi
" Tic Tac Toe " Hand clapping game demonstration
" Tic Tac Toe " Hand clapping game demonstration
Published: 2012/12/03
Channel: !!-Three-Crazy-Kids-!!
Boom Snap Clap Hand Game
Boom Snap Clap Hand Game
Published: 2009/06/11
Channel: Splash Games
Two, Four, Six, One, One (Hand Clapping Game) 2, 4, 6, 1, 1
Two, Four, Six, One, One (Hand Clapping Game) 2, 4, 6, 1, 1
Published: 2014/08/01
Channel: Mstnt8383
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
THE CONJURING - Clap Scene
THE CONJURING - Clap Scene
Published: 2014/04/06
Channel: Ing Diego
A Sailor Went to Sea Hand Clapping game
A Sailor Went to Sea Hand Clapping game
Published: 2017/04/29
Channel: Hand Clappers
Say Say Oh Playmate Hand Clapping Game
Say Say Oh Playmate Hand Clapping Game
Published: 2015/09/16
Channel: Kathy Gossen
" Apple on a Stick " Hand clapping game
" Apple on a Stick " Hand clapping game
Published: 2012/11/03
Channel: !!-Three-Crazy-Kids-!!
Lola and Milla
Lola and Milla's Schoolyard Hand Clapping Games: I went to a Chinese resturant
Published: 2012/05/07
Channel: Mark Harrop
Fun hand clapping games part 1
Fun hand clapping games part 1
Published: 2013/08/01
Channel: beautyalways .xoxo
How To Play A Clapping Game Called Tic Tac Toe
How To Play A Clapping Game Called Tic Tac Toe
Published: 2011/04/06
Channel: Two-Point-Four
How to do The Cup Song clapping game
How to do The Cup Song clapping game
Published: 2013/05/02
Channel: Kidspot
Clapping game
Clapping game
Published: 2007/03/20
Channel: alexbetty
Down down baby with hand clapping game
Down down baby with hand clapping game
Published: 2016/12/17
Channel: Marie Getz
classic hand-clapping games to teach your kid: avocado is the name of the game
classic hand-clapping games to teach your kid: avocado is the name of the game
Published: 2016/12/24
Channel: By Jennifer origami
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-!!
Chinese Bakery - Hand Clapping Game
Chinese Bakery - Hand Clapping Game
Published: 2016/06/09
Channel: FlipFlop 17
DB9 - Danish Clapping game: Ian vs Beej
DB9 - Danish Clapping game: Ian vs Beej
Published: 2015/11/20
Channel: DesertBusForHope
SHAME HAND GAMES - HAND CLAPPING GAMES | @Ti&Naish
SHAME HAND GAMES - HAND CLAPPING GAMES | @Ti&Naish
Published: 2015/04/02
Channel: Ti&Naish
【MMD】アルプス一万尺 / Ten Thousand Feet Up The Alps 【Hatsune Miku】
【MMD】アルプス一万尺 / Ten Thousand Feet Up The Alps 【Hatsune Miku】
Published: 2016/06/22
Channel: Nissho
I went to a Chinese restaurant hand clapping game
I went to a Chinese restaurant hand clapping game
Published: 2014/07/13
Channel: Haha You thought
Fun hands clapping game (or hand game) : catch me if you can . fun hand slap games kids children
Fun hands clapping game (or hand game) : catch me if you can . fun hand slap games kids children's
Published: 2016/12/26
Channel: By Jennifer origami
Mrs.Mary Mack Mack Mack Hand Clapping Game
Mrs.Mary Mack Mack Mack Hand Clapping Game
Published: 2015/09/06
Channel: Aslan Sutton
Hand Clapping Game: Bahay Kubo
Hand Clapping Game: Bahay Kubo
Published: 2014/01/14
Channel: UNTV Web
Milla
Milla's basic hand clapping game - tic tac toe
Published: 2016/08/11
Channel: MsSarahmorgan
Miss sue, double double! Hand clapping games.
Miss sue, double double! Hand clapping games.
Published: 2015/03/29
Channel: Kayla bug
Down Down Baby Hand Clapping Game
Down Down Baby Hand Clapping Game
Published: 2017/04/29
Channel: Hand Clappers
A sailor went to sea - Clapping Game
A sailor went to sea - Clapping Game
Published: 2014/03/05
Channel: AndreSaintmarie
Chocolate- Hand-Clapping Game in Spanish
Chocolate- Hand-Clapping Game in Spanish
Published: 2014/09/24
Channel: Becky Morales
An introduction to clapping games
An introduction to clapping games
Published: 2016/10/13
Channel: The British Library
Miss Mary Mac Hand Clapping Game (with lyrics)
Miss Mary Mac Hand Clapping Game (with lyrics)
Published: 2013/05/05
Channel: !!-Three-Crazy-Kids-!!
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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]

  • British Library Playtimes videos and sound recordings from the British Library showing clapping games over the last century

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