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Hand Clapping Games

This is what we do when we're bored around here. It's almost like we're NUTS. Oh, wait... WE ARE!

Do you know any other hand clapping songs?

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  1. Fun! I can’t wait til my girl is old enough for hand clapping games…if I can remember any..I’m drawing blanks right now trying to think of any. Now I’ll have to Google some or else it’ll bug me 😛

  2. Thanks for posting this!! I tried teaching my daughter how to do hand clapping games, but couldn’t remember any of them. I didn’t find any on google or Amazon.

  3. this is the one i remember from when i was a kid “miss mary mack mack mack all dressed in black black black with silver buttons buttons buttons all down her back back back she asked her mother mother mother for 50 cents cent cents to see the elephant elephant elephant jump the fence fence fence” there was a different hand clap, compared to what you were doing in the video, to go along with it. i dont know if this was the entire song, but its all i can remember..hope this helps.

  4. Oh that reminded me of another Miss Mary one..though not sure if i’ll teach it to the kids or not..
    Miss Mary had a steamboat, the steamboat had a bell, ding ding, when Mary went to heaven, the steamboat went to-
    hello operator, please give me number 9, and if you don’t connect me, i’ll kick you in-
    behind the yellow curtains, there was a piece of glass, Miss Mary sat upon it and hurt her little-
    ask me no more questions, i’ll tell you no more lies, the boys are in the washroom, zipping up their-
    flies are in the city, bees are in the park, Miss MAry and her boyfriend, are kissing in the D-A-R-K, dark is at the movies, a movie’s like a show, a show is like a TV set and that is all i know.

    So..one or two questionable lines..oddly enough that’s the only one I can remember doing as a child though. It must not have been anywhere near my dad cause he was STRICT :/

  5. Down by the banks of the hanky-panky, where the bulldrogs jump from bank to banky, with an eee, iiii, boom sockadilly and an ommp, flop, flop. (Or something like that at the end 😉

    It would be perfect for lots of kids. We always played it before volleyball games and would sit in a circle with your right hand on top of your neighbor’s left hand and you had to smack your neighbor’s hand and didn’t want to be in the process when the song ended (hot potato style). If so, you are out. The last 2 people hold fists (thumb wrestling style) and the winner is the one with the straight arm at the end.

  6. I forgot how fun these are! I should learn some nice ones. haha I remember the steamboat one as well.

  7. Did I miss your winners from your VF giveaway?

  8. Y’all are too funny……. I think we would be friends in “real” life:)

  9. http://www.games-for-all-reasons.com/clapping_rhymes.html


    I looked some up to see if I could find the one we said. Made no sense. The hands were done just like yours. We would start out slow and then try to speed up until someone messed up. The one we did is similar to the first one under the heading of clapping games. We said,

    Bo bo see otten dotten
    Nah nah nah nah boom boom boom
    Itty itty ot dot
    Bo bo see ot dot
    Bo bo see ot dot, BOOM!

    Another game we played was one where you clapped your hands twice and then slapped your legs twice and then said your assigned number while snapping and then someone else’s number in the circle while snapping. When you slapped both knees you said, I’ve got. And when you clapped you said, rhy – thm. Kind of like this:
    I’ve (slap) got (slap)
    rhy (clap) thm (clap)
    1 (snap w/left hand) and then anyother number in circle (snap w/right hand.) The person sitting in the “1st” chair was the leader and everyone had to keep up with them in ryhthm. The object was to get the person who you called their number to say the wrong number first. It is amazing how hard it is when you are playing (as kids). If you tricked someone closer to chair 1 you switched places. So number 1 was called often because you were trying to switch to be the leader. I just started teaching this to my Sunday school class after church the other day. They thought it was so fun! Hope I have explained it clearly enough. Maybe I should try to video it. LOL

  10. beth strong says:

    my dear (put in the name of the person you are playing with), come out and play with me, and bring your dollies three, climb up my apple tree, slide down my rain barrel, into the cellar door and we’ll be jolly friends forever more.
    my darling (name of other person) I cannot play with you, my dolly’s got the flu, boo hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo, ain’t got no rain barrel, ain’t got no cellar door, but we’ll be jolly friends, for ever more, more, moremoremoremore more