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Recess is BACK! Hand Clapping Games

Updated on April 21, 2008

Clap faster AND in rhythm? ...Who me?

Something about the rhythm and beat found in clapping games has always pleased me...

And when I took a trip out of my country right after I graduated from high school I was tickled and intrigued to discover kids in other countries not only play clapping games too... there are recognizable songs and rhythms heard everywhere!!!

At Wikipedia I read, A clapping game is type of usually cooperative (ie non-competitive) game which is generally played by two players and involves clapping as accompaniment to singing or reciting a rhyme.

It occurs to me that the world would be a far happier place if we all spent some time engaged in this 'cooperative' activity so this Hub is designed to remind and engage you in the fun you might recognize from your school yard days! ;-)

I'll share some old standbys... and links to more information. But don't kid yourselves into thinking this is an 'old' activity only. There are always something new on the horizon of Hand Clapping Games!

Some simple... Some complex!

DOUBLE THIS!

This is a fairly straightforward handclap, more of a chant than a song.

Double, double this this

Double, double that that

Double this

Double that

Double, double this that

On the word:

Double - hands fisted, touch knuckles

this - partners clap palms

that - partners clap back of hands

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Miss Mary Mack

1. Miss Mary Mac, Mac, Mac

All dressed in black, black, black,

With silver buttons, buttons, buttons,

All down her back, back, back.

2. She asked her mother, mother, mother,

For fifteen cents, cents, cents,

To see the elephant, elephant, elephant,

Jump over the fence, fence, fence.

3. He jumped so high, high, high,

He reached the sky, sky, sky,

And didn't come back, back, back,

Till the Fourth of July, ly, ly.

Action 1: Chant rhyme doing following actions on the last three words of each line.

Mac - slap knees

Mac - clap own hands

Mac - clap partner's hands

Action 2:

Miss - cross arms and slap own shoulders

Mar - uncross arms and slap thighs

y - clap own hands

Mac - clap right hand with partner

(pause) - clap own hands

Mac - clap left hand with partner

(pause) - clap own hands

Mac - clap partner's hands

Continue the sequence (action 1 or action 2) for remaining verses.

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Pretty Little Dutch Girl

(I don't know how to give you the music for this one...but it's sung)

I am a pretty little Dutch girl, as pretty as I can be.

And all the boys in the neighborhood are crazy over me.

My boyfriend's name is Mellow, he comes from the land of Jello,

With pickles for his toes and a cherry for his nose,

And that's the way my story goes.

Action 1:

am - slap knees

pretty - clap own hands

Dutch girl - clap partner's hands

(rest) - clap own hands

Repeat this sequence in rhythm until end of song.

Action 2: (for older children)

am - slap knees

a - clap own hands

pretty - clap right hand with partner

little - clap own hands

Dutch - clap left hand with partner

girl - clap own hands

(rest) - clap partner's hands

as - clap own hands

Repeat this sequence in rhythm until end of song.

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Here's another song... though it easily lends itself to chanting --

Long Legged Sailor

Have you ever, ever, ever in your long legged life seen a long legged sailor and his long legged wife?

No, I've never, never, never in my long legged life, seen a long legged sailor and his long legged wife.

Have you - clap your own hands

ever - clap right hand with partner

ever - clap own hands

ever - clap left hand with partner

in your - clap own hands

long - arms extended, left hand palm up, right hand palm down, clap partners

legged - left hand palm down, right hand palm up, clap partners hands

life - arms up clap partners hands palm-to-palm

seen a - clap own hands

long - arms extended, left hand palm up, right hand palm down, clap partners

legged - left hand palm down, right hand palm up, clap partners hands

sailor - arms up clap partners hands palm-to-palm

and his - clap own hands

long - spread own hands far apart

legged - clap own hands

wife - clap partner's hands palm-to-palm

Repeat for verse 2

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Miss Lucy Had a Baby

Miss Lucy had a baby,

She named him Tiny Tim

She put him in the bathtub

To see if he could swim.

He drank up all the water,

He ate up all the soap,

He tried to eat the bathtub,

But it wouldn't go down his throat.

Miss Lucy called the Doctor,

Miss Lucy called the Nurse,

Miss Lucy called the lady

With the alligator purse.

Action:

Miss - clap own hands

Lu - clap right hand with partner

cy - clap own hands

had - clap left hand with partner

a - clap own hands

ba - clap partner's hands

by - clap own hands.

(pause) - clap own hands behind back

Repeat this sequence in rhythm until end of rhyme.

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A Sailor Went to Sea

A sailor went to sea, sea, sea, To see what he could see, see, see, But all that he could see, see, see, Was the bottom of the deep blue sea, sea, sea.

Action:

A - clap own hands

sai - clap right hand with partner

lor - clap own hands

went - clap left hand with partner

to - clap own hands

sea, sea, sea - clap partner's hands three times

Repeat this sequence in rhythm until end of song.

Suggestion: On "sea, sea, sea" clap partner's hands, partners clap backs of hands, clap partner's hands.

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Playmate

Say, say oh playmate, come out and play with me, And bring your dollies three, climb up my apple tree, Cry down my rain barrel, slide down my cellar door, And we'll be jolly friends for ever more, more, more, more, more.

Action 1:

Begin on "play-" to do the following motions: slap knees, clap own hands, clap partner's hands, clap own hands. Repeat this sequence throughout the song.

Action 2: (for older children)

play - slap knees twice

mate - clap own hands twice

(rest) - clap partner's hands once

come - partners clap backs of hands together once

out - clap partner's hands once

and - clap own hands once

Repeat this sequence in rhythm throught the song.

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Hambone

Hambone, Hambone, have you heard? Papa's gonna buy me a mockingbird. If that mockingbird don't sing, Papa's gonna buy me a diamond ring.

If that diamond ring don't shine, Papa's gonna buy me a fishing line.

Hambone, Hambone, where you been? Around the world and I'm going again.

Hambone, Hambone, where's your wife? In the kitchen cooking rice.

**This is a great one for a group of people as you clap independently.

Action:

Lines 1 & 2 - alternate clapping hands and knees

Lines 3 & 4 - alternate clapping hands and thighs

Lines 5 & 6 - alternate clapping hands and chest

Lines 7 & 8 - hands and shoulders

Lines 9 & 10 - hands and head

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Let's Go On a Bear Hunt

(Not technically a hand clapping game but a good time all the same! ;-))

Children repeat lines following the leader.

Let's go on a bear hunt. [Tap hands on thighs like walking]

All right.

Let's go.

Oh lookie

I see a wheat field

Can't go around it.

Can't go under it.

Let's go through it.

All right

Let's go

Swish, swish, swish [Rub hands together, like swishing through wheat]

Oh lookie

I see a tree!

Can't go over it,

Can't go under it,

Let's go up it.

All right

Let's go. [ Pretend to climb a tree. When top is reached, place hand on forehead and look around. Climb down]

Oh lookie

I see a swamp!

Can't go around it,

Can't go under it

Let's swim through it. [Pretend to swim]

All right

Let's go

Oh lookie

I see a bridge!

Can't go around it

Can't go under it

Let's cross over it

All right

Let's go. [Make clicking sound with tongue and stamp feet]

Oh lookie

I see a cave!

Can't go around it,

Can't go under it

Let's go in it

All ri i ight...

L l let's go [Cup hands and make hollow sound when clapping together]

Golly - it's dark in here [ Say with suspenseful in voice]

Better use my flashlight

Doesn't work

I think - I see seomthing

It's big!

It's furry!

It's got a big nose!

I think - it's a bear!

IT IS A BEAR!

LET'S GO!!!

Repeat everything backwards and fast - Wipe brow - Make a big sigh of relief - "Whew! WE MADE IT!"

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      Patricia 5 months ago

      double is:

      Double, double, ice, ice

      Double, double, cream, cream

      Double, ice, double, cream

      Double, double, ice, cream

      Double: fist (nuckels outward)

      ice: front of flat hands

      cream: back of flat hands

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      Sherry 3 years ago

      My name is l I l I picoli picoli palm palm beauty alota lotta whiskey Chinese Japanese Indian chief

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      sohalkumar 3 years ago

      there are agree to information place come

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      Kayla 3 years ago

      Miss Suzie had a steamboat

      The steamboat had a bell

      Miss Suzie went to heaven

      And the steamboat went to Hell-o

      Operator give me number 9

      If you don't I'll kick you from behind

      The fridgerator there was a piece of glass

      Miss Suzie sat upon it and broke her little ask me no more questions ill tell you no more lies

      Boys are in the bathroom zipping up their

      Flies are in the city Bees in the meadow

      A boy and girl are in the bathroom kissing in the

      D.A.R.K(3x)

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      kklkkkk 3 years ago

      ;kmipoio

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      Sarah Forester 3 years ago from Australia

      Wow I remember all of these!

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      this_is_me_22 3 years ago

      chinese checkers:

      chinese checkers, i can do karate (hand chopping jesture)

      chinese checkers, i can move my body(move body in circle)

      chinese checkers, oops.. im sorry (push person back)

      you better be sorry (push person back again)

      well now im not sorry (roll head around in a circle)

      icky icky sour pops (do the criss cross)

      icky icky goo (do the criss cross)

      icky icky sour pop, boys like you (when i say LIKE i mean describing not love )

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      Hey it's me!!! 4 years ago

      You forgot this one it's called apple on a stick

      Apple on a stick

      Makes me sick

      Makes my heart beat 2 40 6

      Not because I'm dirty not because I'm clean

      Not because I kissed a boy behind a magazine

      Hey guys here's some fun

      Here's a lady with her knickers up her bum

      She can walk

      She can talk

      She can even do the splits

      Hey I bet she can't do this

      Close your eyes and count to ten

      1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

      Now you are my best friend!

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      SUSHI 4 years ago

      lemonade

      icetea

      cococola

      pepsi

      leamond

      ice tea

      cococola

      pepsi

      turn around

      touch the ground

      kick dr pepper out of town

      hop on one feet

      hop on the other and freeze

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      Dani 4 years ago

      Ok here is my song

      My name is high low jack a low jack a low high low high low jack a low yo

      That's it bye

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      lizzie and regan 4 years ago

      does anyone know this one?

      Way down south in Tennessee where the girls wear skirts down to their knees hey silly Lizzie Tennessee touch the ground silly Lizzie Tennessee turn around silly Lizzie Tennessee She never went to collage and she never went to school but when she came back she was an educated fool Daina gone where did she go? she went like this (do a dance move) she went like this (do the same dance move as the player before you did :other player) i think some of it is wrong i forget how it goes

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      MYOB 4 years ago

      That's the way uhuh I like it uhuh that's the way uhuh I like it uhuh girls uhuhh boys uhuh games uhuh toys uhuh girls boys games toys pull the chain to end the game. I'm a kid and we do that.

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      passion4fashion 4 years ago

      cocca cola went to town,

      pepsi cola shot him down,

      dr.pepper picked him up so now were drinking 7up,

      7up got the flu atichoo,

      now were drinking mountain dew,

      mountain dew fell off the mountain,

      so now were drinking out the fountain,

      some how the fountain broke,

      now were drinking cherry coke,

      cherry coke lost the cherry,

      now were drinking logan berry,

      logan berry what a joke so now were back to plain old coke!

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      BIG MAMA 4 years ago

      MAMAMA CANT YOU SEE WHAT THIS BABY DONE TO ME TOOK AWAY MY MTV AND NOW IM WATCHING BARNEEY BARNEY GOT SHOT BY A GIGO MAMA CALLED THE DOCTOR THE DOCTOR SAID OPPS BARNEY DEAD DON'T STOP UNTIL YOUR HANDS GET HOT STARTING NOWWW

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      Sarah Lynn Parker 4 years ago from Mesa, Arizona

      Cinderella

      Dressed in yellow

      Went upstairs to kiss a fellow

      By mistake she kissed a snake

      How many kisses did it take

      (Count until someone messes up)

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      Daisy 4 years ago

      Does anyone remember that one with you have three ppl and one of you are in the middle sitting down on the ground and then you come up and say something like this like the baby went like this waa waa

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      simmy 4 years ago

      apple sticky makes me lickey

      makes my heart go 2,4,60

      not because ure dirty

      not because ure clean

      not because u kissed a boy behind a magazine

      here comes Ella in her black and white dress

      she can walk she can talk she can do the best tricks

      but i bet she cant do it with her eyes shut tight.

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      hi 4 years ago

      I went downtown to see Charlie brown he gave me a nickel to buy a pick the pickle was sour so he gave me a flower but the flower was dead so this is what I said: down down-piont down baby up by the roller coaster-do the wave with hands shimmy shimmy coconut-put hands in fist and shake up and down I know karate-hands ready to chop shimmy shimmy coconut-hands in fists and shake I’m so sorry-pretend to cry shimmy shimmy coconut-hands in a fist and shake I’ll call my mommy-pretend to call with the hand phone FREEZE!!!!-freeze and its over

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      deanna 4 years ago

      om bomb beeka leeka loski

      om bomb beeka lawnee

      aka daymee

      safari

      aka daymee

      boom boom

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      Norman 5 years ago

      I no one,

      I went to a chinese bakeary to buy a lofe of bread bread bread

      The lady asked me what my name is this is what she said said said

      Is your name is pe i pickle i humfered dumbferd aully aully umferd chow

      Yes my name is pe i pickle i humfered dumfered aully aully umfered chow.

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      rr458 5 years ago

      apple crumble makes me ah ah makes my heart go 246 not because its dirty not because its clean not because it fell behind the washing machine oh ah here comes mummy lips up tight she can walk she can talk but i bet she cant do this with her eyes closed

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      megan 5 years ago

      here's onee

      dam dam day

      dam dam away away

      ce ce aye

      ce ce away away

      mini mini acka

      mini mini aye

      mini mini acka

      mini mini aye

      ucka backa ucka back ucak backsplash

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      Lilly1209 5 years ago

      This is the version of Suesie had a sailboat I learned

      Suesie had a sailboat

      Her sailboat had a bell ring ring

      Her sailboat hent to heaven

      Suesie went to hello operator give me number nine

      If you disconnect me I'll kick you from

      Behind the 'fridgerator is a peice of glass Suesie sat upon it and broke her little

      Ask me no more questions I'll tell you no more lies

      Boys are in the bathroom zipping up their

      Flies are in the city bees are at the park

      A boy and girl are kissing in the D-A-R-K dark

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      Lucy121 5 years ago

      In Surrey in the south of England 'Miss Muff' goes like this and is done in pairs-

      'Miss Muff (clap, clap,clap),

      Miss Muff (clap, clap,clap),

      Miss Muff from California (clap, clap)

      Sitting in a chair,

      Eating Cock-a-terre,

      Watching the clock go,

      (tick tock movement) Tick tock,

      Tick tock shawahla wahla, (swirly hands)

      Tick tock,

      Tick tock shawahla wahla,(swirly hands)

      A-B-C-D-E-F-G,

      I'm gonna wipe those cobwebs off my knees,(wipe knees in diagonal movements)

      I'm gonna moonshine, moonshine, moonshine (opposite hands to shoulder on partner) FREE !(let go)

      Hello (shake hands)

      Goodbye (wave)

      And that's the end of me,

      Miss Muff.'

      Hehe , I can't find this version anywhere else.

      (I only put in the movements that I thought would differentiate with a change of words used)

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      Sarah 5 years ago

      Extended miss Susie:

      Miss Susie had a steamboat

      The steamboat had a bell

      Miss Susie went to heaven

      The steamboat went to

      Hello operator

      Please give me number nine

      And if you disconnect me

      I'll kick you in the

      Behind the 'fridgerator

      There was a piece of glass

      Miss Susie sat upon it

      And broke her little

      Ask me no more questions

      I'll tell you no more lies

      The boys are in the bathroom

      Zipping up their

      Flies are in the meadow

      The bees are in the park

      Miss Susie and her boyfriend

      Are kissing in the

      D-A-R-K D-A-R-K dark dark

      Dark is like a movie

      A movie's like a show

      A show is like a TV set and that is all I know

      I know I know my ma

      I know I know my pa

      I know I know my sister

      With the 40 acre bra bra bra

      She dyed her hair all purple

      She dyed her hair all pink

      She dyed her hair all polka dot and washed it down the sink

      She washed it down England

      She washed it down France

      She washed it down Hawaii

      And did the Hula dance!

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      CatMessivk 5 years ago

      momma momma cant you see?

      what theese ladies done to me?

      they took away my MTV?

      now im stuck with dumb barney.

      Tic tac toe 3 in a row

      barney got shot by G I JO

      Momma called the docter and the docter said,

      OOPS BARNEYS DEAD SHOT IN THE HEADD

      nother version:

      momma momma cant you see what theese people done to me, they took away my MP3 now im stuck with dumb barney, i saw a lady with some gum, i asked her if i could have some, she looked at me like i was dukb, so i took out my dumb baby gun, BOOM BOOM FIST FIST BOOM FIST TAKE A LOOK AT THIS

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      SaMo 5 years ago

      Expresso

      expresso boom boom shaka boom mona shaka boom kaile shaka boom a deca say yes monami mona shaka boom kalie shaka dooma deca walla

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      Ann Leung 5 years ago from San Jose, California

      Wow Mary, this hub is fantastic. My two girls love hand clapping game too. I will show them this hub and see if they know how to sing them all. Voted up.

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      raiasexy 5 years ago

      no theses are some good ones mama mama lok and see look what baby done to me she took away my mp3 now im watching dumb barney so i shot her in the head now i think she is dead

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      kalifornia 5 years ago

      this is not a clapping game its a cheer so enjoy i geusse

      victory vic-vic-tory victory vic-vic-tory i streight my v i split my i i curl my c-t-o-r-y

      on v make a v with your arms on i hold yoour knee and your arm up on curl my c-t-o-r-y make a circle with your hips

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      Claudia 5 years ago

      Hi! Here in my country we have a hand clapping game that sounds nonsense to us, but I think it may be a mispronunciation of an English one. It could go something like this:

      Chin chin my merry

      I want to say it...

      Does anybody know which could be the actual and complete words?

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      popstar 5 years ago

      Have you hared the hand game called that's the way uh hu un hu i like it uh hu i like it un hun you got the moves i've got grove so peace punch boom wait come back you need a tik tak not one or two but thewhole six pack sorry to be mean but you need some mr ring not a sip not a swollow bu the whole bottle.

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      Shannon (15) 5 years ago

      I got taught this version of down down baby;

      This train goes...

      down down baby

      down by the rollercoaster,

      sweet sweet mama

      never gonna let you go.

      Sugar sugar baby,

      sugar sugar ah!

      Sugar sugar baby,

      sugar sugar ah!

      Ol' McDonald was called "Jeffrey"

      he's a busy farmer "Jeffrey".

      Ice cream sundae with the cherry on the top.

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      jiutt 5 years ago

      hello im new bye

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      Jaylen 5 years ago

      evil play mate

      ce ce oh eneny (clap clap) come out and fight with me(clap clap) and bring your bulldogs three (clap clap)climb up my poisen tree (clap clap)slide down my dragon ( clap clap) into my dungon door (claap clap) and will be enemys(clap clap) for ever more more shut the door turn out the lights and say good bye good bye

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      jaylen 5 years ago

      My Name is

      I went to a chineese resterant to buy a loaf of bread bread bread

      she asked me what my name was and this is what i said said said

      my name is eli eli nickinie nickinie pom pom poodles willie wollie wiskers

      my name is punch you in the stomick i'm so sorry i'll call mommy mommys mad daddys glad

      my name is i hit sissy sissy called mommy mommy got mad sissy got glad

      my name is elvis presly boys are messy sitting in a hot tub drinking diet pepsi

      my name iscris cross aple sause tell your boy friend to get lost my name is chief roast beef frease ( everyone freezes one moves there out keep going till last person)

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      Haha 5 years ago

      What about "CHINESE PEOPLE ARE SO FUNNY THIS IS THE WAY THEY COUNT THEIR MONEY USHA USHA GIVE ME A PUSHAAA

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      Jean 5 years ago

      Mama mama cant you see look what baby did to me he took away my MTV now I'm watching Barny tic tac toe three in a row Barny got shot by gi Joe ;-)

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      Luitandhdh 5 years ago

      selena selena drinking margarina sipping water lookin at her daughter feeling sick puking on kick (her chichen).

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      yakup 5 years ago

      kaydedin beni

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      Ashley 5 years ago

      what 'bout DOUBLLE DOUBLE ICE DOUBLE DOUBEL CREAM CREAM DOUOBEL ICE DOUBEL CREAM DOUBEL DOUBEL ICE CREAM

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      Ashley 5 years ago

      what 'bout DOUBLLE DOUBLE ICE DOUBLE DOUBEL CREAM CREAM DOUOBEL ICE DOUBEL CREAM DOUBEL DOUBEL ICE CREAM

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      kaleb 5 years ago

      inda is dumd

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      India 5 years ago

      go to youtube.com and tipe in run devil run by kesha NOW!

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      kaleb 5 years ago

      i have

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      kaleb 5 years ago

      yes i have

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      kaleb 5 years ago

      cool

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      rally 5 years ago

      does anyone remember this one boys go to jupiter to get more stupider girls go to mars to get more cars

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      olivia 5 years ago

      does any one remember patty cake patty cake patty cake bakers man bake me a cake as fast as you can you roll it you pat it you mark it with ab and put in the oven for a baby and me

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      name 5 years ago

      This was another one we'd always do:

      Oh my I want a piece of pie

      pie to sweet I want a piece of meat

      meat not cooked I want to read a book

      book not read I want to go to bed

      bed not made I want some lemonade

      lemonade to sour

      now we have the power

      to count to ten

      who ever messes up has to start all over again

      1...2...3...4...5...6...7...8...9...10

      Then we'd do a weird little spinning thing.

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      name 5 years ago

      This is the version of I went to a Chinese restaurant I remember:

      I went to a Chinese restaurant

      to buy a loaf of bread bread bread

      he asked me what my name was

      and this is what I said said said

      My name is

      E-I E-I

      Pom pom poodles

      willy willy whiskers

      boys are fine

      sitting in the backseat

      drinking all the wine

      girls are sexy

      sitting in the front seat

      drinking all the pepsi

      My name is

      chef peice peice

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      Cai 5 years ago

      I have a cheer: here it goes

      Mailman Mailman, do your duty,

      Here comes Miss American Beauty

      She can do the pom-poms, she can do the splits,

      but most of all she can kiss,kiss,kiss

      K-I-S-S

      (spread your legs for every KISS you spell

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      moei 5 years ago

      Miss Susie had a steam boat

      The steam boat had a bell

      The steam boat went to heaven

      Miss Susie went to.....

      Hello operator

      Please give me number 9

      And if u disconnect me

      Ill kick you in the....

      behind the fridgerator

      there was a piece of glass

      Miss Susie fell upon it

      and broke her little ......

      ask me no more questions

      Tell me no more lies

      Miss Susie told me all of this the day before she....

      Died her hair all purple

      And died her hair all pink

      She died her hair in polka dots

      And washed it down the sink

      Run to the water

      jump in

      Swim to the bottom

      the end!

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      moei 5 years ago

      Miss Susie had a steam boat?

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      Anna Claire 5 years ago

      I have a peach garden

      Beautiful and big

      No one likes it so i throw a fit

      I scream and I cry

      till someone asks why

      but i don't stop not one bit

      because i want pop and that is it

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      ZOMG! 5 years ago

      I remember this version of Down Down Baby:

      Down down baby

      down down the roller coaster

      sweet sweet baby

      sweet sweet don't let me go

      shimmy shimmy coco puff

      shimmy shimmy riiight

      shimmy shimmy coco puff

      shimmy shimmy riiight

      i have a boyfriend, (A BISCUIT!)

      he's so cute (A BISCUIT)

      apples on the table

      peaches on the floor

      step back baby I don't want you anymore!

      to the front

      to the back

      to the side side side

      to the front

      to the back

      to the side side side

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      silent whisper 5 years ago

      Dose anyone know all the lyrics to that one game that goes your mama and my mama were sitting on a bench

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      celghaziri 5 years ago

      here is one i went to a chines rusturunt to buy a oaff of bread bread bread the witer asked me what i wanted and this is what i said said i know karaty punch n the body oops i'm sorry don't call my mommy chineas japenes american freeze mony plaese

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      sidney 5 years ago

      there was a girl named sidney.she was really pretty.then her best friend martae.stopped to say hey.there is this game that fun to play. and it gos like boom snap clap baboom snap clap snap boom snap clap baboom snap sshhh

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      Dancer 5 years ago

      Mailman mailman do your duty

      Here comes the lady with the African booty

      She can do the Pom Pom ,she can do the twist

      But most of all she can kiss kiss kiss

      K-I-S-S

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      Jaila 5 years ago

      That was so funny

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      LOVE241 5 years ago

      i know one

      i went to a chinese resteraunt to buy a loaf of bread bread bread

      the waiter asked me for mi name and this is what i said said said

      mi name is elvis presly

      had a baby

      named it daisy

      had another

      it was crazy

      so i named it

      chicken knukle bubble butt

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      sky 5 years ago

      apple on a stick makes me sick makes my heart beat 2 4 6 not because your dirty not because your clean not because you kissed a boy behind a magazine boys boys they aint much fun especially the ones with the waggily bum boys can do the stride boys can do the splits but i bet you a fiver they cant do this close your eyes and count to ten if we do it right then we wont do it again.

      it could be girls girls if you want.

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      Pam 5 years ago

      I cant believe the variations of these songs! I have one I cant remember. Its something about taking a bath and going down the drain.

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      olivia x 5 years ago

      this ones called cinderrella (sorry if spellings rubbish)

      cinderella(clapx3)

      moserella (Clapx3)

      three wise (clapx3)

      paradice (clapx3)

      cinderella,mosserela,three wise,paradice

      C (turn)

      C(turn

      c,c,c,c acabella acabella boom (put right hand on left hip and left hand on right hip and bash into your partner)

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      kailyn niehoff 5 years ago

      how do you play a hand clapping game saying let's start with names or let's start with colors or let's start with words or let's start with rymphs or let's start with opposites.

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      lolnumoles 5 years ago

      do u remember the 1 mommi mommi tie my shoe daddy daddy wats 2 plus 2

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      kayla 5 years ago

      joshph had a cocinut and ow ah i want a pice of pie pie to sweet i want a jellybean jellybean not cooked i want to read a book book not read i want to go to bed bed not mad i want some lemade lemade to sour now i have the power to close my eyes and count to ten who ever messies up stars all over again 12345678910

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      peace 5 years ago

      Down by the bank by the hanky panky leapfrog leaps from bank to bankey saying hep hop hep hop hop skittle dittle turtle pop I pledge aligiance to the flag Michael jackson makes me gag coca cola has caffeine now I'm drinking gasoline. Gasoline ran out of fuel now I'm drinking moutian dew. Moutian dew fell off the moutian now I'm drinking from a foutian. Oh no foutian broke now I'm drinking plain old diet coke!!!!!!!

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      Ashelaee 5 years ago

      u 4got 1 and yes i am younger then the rest of you ladies and gentlemen but here's 1 i herd my mom say b4 when i was 9 3 years ago.

      rocky robins (tweet tweet)

      rocky robins (tweet tweet)

      mama n the kitchen cooking tht rice

      daddys on the corner shoten dat dice

      brothers n jail for makin fake sales

      and sisters n the dinner eating fruit cocktail

      rocky robins (tweet tweet)

      rocy robins (tweet tweet)

      thanks! some might remember this or might not u could hav lost it n memory old people do lose there memory quiker cause they r old lik at age 30 bye:)

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      Ashelaee 5 years ago

      u 4got 1 and yes i am younger then the rest of you ladies and gentlemen but here's 1 i herd my mom say b4 when i was 9 3 years ago.

      rocky robins (tweet tweet)

      rocky robins (tweet tweet)

      mama n the kitchen cooking tht rice

      daddys on the corner shoten dat dice

      brothers n jail for makin fake sales

      and sisters n the dinner eating fruit cocktail

      thanks! some might remember this or might not u could hav lost it n memory :)

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      The clapper master 5 years ago

      i love hand clapping games and me and my friends are called the clapper masters!!!

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      Sombody 5 years ago

      OMG how can you forget

      My boyfriend gave me an apple

      My boyfriend gave me a pear

      My boyfriend gave me a kiss on the lips and through me down the stairs

      I gave him back his apple

      I gave him back his pear

      I gave him back his kiss on the lips and through him down the stairs

      i through him over london

      i through him over france

      i through him over the harbour bridge and he lost his underpant

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      hobo 5 years ago

      i like six i like sex i like men with a pickle on the top

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      vicky 5 years ago

      Coca-Cola went to town

      Pepsi-Cola knocked him down

      7-up picked him up

      And Dr. Pepper fixed him up

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      Chocolate 6 years ago

      I went to a chinese retaurant

      To buy a loaf of bread-bread-bread

      He put it in a paper bag

      && this is what he said-said-said

      Hi my name is

      Elo Pickilo-Pickilo-Pickilo

      Humpfer Dumpher

      Idi Idi Umpher

      Boom bodi yadi adi

      Boom bodi yadi adi

      F R E E Z E !

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      The clapper master 6 years ago

      This one is called boom snap clap

      Boom snap clap baboom snap clap snap boom snap clap babbom snap ssshhh

      Boom:Hit ur chest

      Snap:Snap

      Baboom:Double hit chest

      Ssshhh:Put finger over lips and say ssshhh

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      casey 6 years ago

      i went to down town with my little fat friend she went to me what u doing and i said why u asying wow

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      Sisi 6 years ago

      I have one, Another Down down down one:

      Down,down,down,down,

      down bye the valley

      with a hankey pankey

      FE FI FO your mama stanky

      fe fi fo fum

      chilly willy dingdong

      your mama smell like king kong

      lets play a game of ping pong

      (count to ten and smack hands, last one to be hit is out)

      Have fun

      (2gifted4u)

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      the real aggervation 6 years ago

      this is the real aggervation:

      aggervation reabilitation aggervation this is how you play first you take a vollybal throw it down the main hall sorry dad love ya dad ooh ooh ah aggervation reabilitation aggervation this is how you play then you take salami throw it at your mommy sorry mom love ya mom ooh ooh ah aggervation reabilitation aggervation this is how you play then you take a garde hose shove it up your brothers nose sorry bro love ya bro ooh ooh ah aggervation reabilitation aggervation this is how you play then you take your teddy bear shove him in your underwere go to school think your cool ooh ooh ah aggervation reabilitation aggervation that is how you play

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      Teen Queen 6 years ago

      Hey I absolutly love Hand games and yes IM A TEENAGE GIRL!!!!!! My little sister, her friends, myself, and my friends do hand games alll the time!!! They give us back the feeling of being little and they are just fun to do!! I didn't know some of these but im so gladI do now!! I HAVE MORE TO TEACH YAHOO!!! Also here is one called cella ella ola

      Cella ella ola

      quack quack quack quack

      es chica chica

      chica chica flapjack

      go slow go slow go slow

      1 2 3 4 (you play this with a group, put your right hand palm up ontop of the person next you. it continues in the circle like that then when you start to sing you take your right hand and smack the right hand (Of your neighbors)that is onto0p of your left hand and so on when you get to 4 try not to get hit if you smack yourself your out if you smack your neighbor they are out it is exactly the same as down by the banks... Also another one call cocoa cola goes

      cococa cola went to town

      pepsi cola shot him down

      dr. pepper fixed him up

      now we drinking 7-up

      7-up climbed up the mountain

      now were drinking cherry fountain

      cherry fountain had a stroke

      now were back to drinking coke

      another is cheese its cheese its cheese that makee the world go round its cheese its chees its chees that makes the world go round roll it over the ocean roll it over the sea hey roll it over the ocean the deep blue sea, (Start over only instead of world say mice then next round substitue mice for chees and cat for mice then cat and dog then dog and boy then boy and girl then girl and love then love and world)

      another is

      a pizza hut a pizza hut kentucky fried chicken and a pizza hut mcdonalds mcdonalds kentucky fried chicken and a pizza hut

      I hope you enjoy these ones to because I really enjoy yours!!!!!

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      MiMI 6 years ago

      and another one

      Batman's wedding

      Im telling, ur smelling, u went to batman's wedding

      U kissed him, u hugged him, u told him that u love him.

      U took him to the sweet shop, and bought some bubblegum, and whe he wasn't looking,u stuck it up his bum!!!!

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      MiMI 6 years ago

      got another one

      My Name Is

      My name is

      high low chicka low chicka low high low high low chicka low chicka low high.

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      MiMI 6 years ago

      I got one

      Apple Crumble

      Apple crumble, makes me rumble,makes my heart go 246.

      Not because im dirty, not beacause im clean, not because i kissed a boy behind a magazine.

      Hey boys, u wanna have a fight, here comes a girl with her knickers up tight.

      She can walk, she can talk she can do what she likes.

      But i bet she cant do this with her eyes shut tight

      1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

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      lilly 6 years ago

      shame:

      shame shame shame

      i don't wanna go to mexico no more more more

      there's a big fat potato at the door door door

      he grabbed me by the hips

      kissed me on the lips

      that's why i don't want to go to mexico no more more more

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      Koire 6 years ago

      I'm a little first grader pretty as can be be. All the boys around my house go crazy over me me. My boyfriend's name is Sello he comes from Pickle Fello. He has a red pickle nose and 25 toes and this is how my story goes. One day I was walking I saw my boyfriend talking to an Itty Bitty Girl with strawberry curls and this is what he said to her. I L-O-V-E YOU. K-I-S-S YOU. To stop it with a SS-TT-OO-PP spells STOP. Now Be Quiet

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      udontknomyname 6 years ago

      My mama your mama live down the street

      18,19 blueberry street

      every night they have a fight

      and this is what they say

      (hey,hey,hey)

      boys are rotten made out of cotton,

      girls are sexii made out of pepsi,

      boys go to jupiter to get more stupider,

      girls got to mars to get more candy bars,

      boys drink beer to get more weird'

      girls drink wine to get more fine,

      boys take a bath to get more math,

      girls take showers to get more power !

      i know this because i am 11 and me and my friends do these all the time :)

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      wazzaname? 6 years ago

      wazzzzup home dawwwwwgs. you niggggazzzzz

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      woofgirl3 6 years ago

      the dream of mine is too be a successful writer. my brothers have read my poems and storys and they laughed at them i don't know what to do. should i give up my dream thaat i have worked SO hard for? i know this is not about hand clapping games but i need someone to help here is a poem iwrote

      as a star avove

      craddles like a dove

      i stare up in the sky

      as god looks in my eye

      so how was it i thought of it while i was in church the other day. please comment on it

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      woofgirl3 6 years ago

      i have friends that love to play clapping games.here is one

      brick the wall water fall boys think they got it all they don't ido so boom with that attitude.

      peace punch captin crunch receece pieces 7 up bang bang choo choo train wind me up ill do my thing no receese pieces no 7up you mess with me ill mess you up word

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      gvhgv 6 years ago

      yuggbnudrp[

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      6 years ago

      enie minie macka racka sugar pulm beginie

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      john 6 years ago

      i think clapping games are cool

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      john 6 years ago

      i think clapping games are cool

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      Lotta 6 years ago

      Thank you all! I've taught my daughter how to clap, but besides Miss Mary Mack, couldn't remember any other songs. We can now start having some great times singing these new songs together.

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      pasmc 6 years ago

      there's one called 'Eenie Meenie Sessaleenie':

      Eeenie meenie sessaleeinie

      Oooh Aaaaah Combaleenie

      Achi Kachi Liberachi

      I love you

      Take a peach, take plum, take a stick of bubble gum

      No peach no plum to stick of bubble gum

      Saw you with your boyfriend laaaast night

      How'd you know

      Peeped through the peephole (Nosy)

      Ate a box of chocolates (greedy)

      Didn't do the dishes (lazy)

      Jumped out a window, now you gone crazy

      That's why they call me

      *Then you repeat from 'Eenie Meenie' to 'I love you'

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      Lexi 6 years ago

      i remember doing:

      Shame shame shame,

      I don't wanna go to mexico

      no more more more

      Theres a big fat policeman

      At the door door door

      He'll grab you by the collar

      Make you pay a dollar

      I don't wanna go to mexico

      No more more more

      SHAME!!(Whoever says shame first wins)

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      meami 6 years ago

      jinx doesn't go 4 that long... does it?

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      rhiannon yvonne camp 6 years ago

      this is called mama mama can you see mama mama can you see what this baby done to me she took away my mtv now i have to wacj dumb barney tic tac toe 3 in a row mama got shot by a j i joe if you stop you will get poped

      and this is calle jinks

      say something at the same time you say jinks duble jinks triple jinks 4 jinks 5 jinks 6 jinks 7 jinks 8 jinks and so on and so on

      i go to school at koontz in salaibury

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      Crystal 6 years ago

      Down down baby down by the rollor coaster sweet sweet baby momma never let you go Shimmy shimmy coco puffs shimmy shimmy pow shimmy shimmy coco puffs shimmy shimmy pow I like coffee I like tea I like a little boy and he likes me one night we got in a fight and this is what I said boys go to Jupiter to get more stupider girls go to mars get more fancy cars Boys drink coke to make them smoke girls drink pepsi to get more sexy boys play pirate and act more quite girls are loud and act more proud put to the test girls are the best