Lesson activities · Resources

Hand clapping games

http://icebreakerideas.com/hand-clapping-games/

http://www.missjaimeot.com/why-you-should-teach-your-child-clapping-games/

Towards a curriculum!:

1) Simple patty cake motions – clap your own hands together, then use both hands to clap both your partners hands.  Then back to your own clap.  A simple 1 2 pattern.

2) More complex patty cake motions –  clap your own hands together, clap your right hand to your partners right hand, then clap your hands together, clap your left hand to your partner’s left hand.  1 2 1 3

3) Getting harder – adding more motor movements make it even more challenging. Clap your own hands together, then clap your right hand to your partners right hand, then clap your hands together, then clap your left hand to your partner’s left hand. Next, form an “X” over your chest by crossing your two arms to touch your shoulders.  1 2 1 3 1 4

4)  Really hard – Clap your own hands together, then clap your right hand to your partners right hand, then clap your hands together, then clap your left hand to your partner’s left hand. Next, form an “X” over your chest by crossing your two arms to touch your shoulders. Clap both hands together, then to both to your partner. 1 2 1 3 1 4 1 5

Also: Tap legs, back of hands with your partner, behind your own back, behind your partner’s back!