Clap Hands

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Does anyone remember a game where you stood facing another person (was usually girls) and did a slapping togeather of hands in a specific sequence, or to a song?

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Pat a Cake Submitted by Robert Tucker

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  1. David Radisic
    by David Radisic

    Do you mean like the one in the Pixie Lott video Mama Do (Uh Oh Uh Oh)

  2. Helen M. Brown
    by Helen M. Brown

    I have been looking for a site like this for a while.  Every so often some of the childhood games I played pop into my mind and I try to see if they were played by some of my younger relatives as kids.  They remember a few and those they are not familiar with get looks like"WHAT THE HECK IS SHE TALKING ABOUT!" Ilove it when this happens...I just smile...walk away and say "What kind of childhood did you have...

  3. Helen M. Brown
    by Helen M. Brown

    Another game was my friend the witch doctor.  It went:
    My friend the witch doctor,he told me what to say.
    My friend the witch doctor,he told me what to do.
    And he said...ooo,eee,ooo,ah,ah,ting,tang,walla walla,bing,bang. 
    ooo,eee,ooo,ah,ah,ting,tang,walla,walla,bing,bang.
    ooo,eee,ooo,ah,ah,ting tang walla,walla,walla...bing...bang.

  4. minniep
    by minniep

    do you mean like
    ms marry mac ?

    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 fifteen cents, cents, cents
    To see the elephants, elephants, elephants
    Jump the fence, fence, fence.

    They jumped so high, high, high
    They reached the sky, sky, sky
    They never came back, back back
    'Til the 4th of July, ly, ly!

  5. Robert Tucker
    by Robert Tucker

    Knew this as Pat a Cake.  Almost exclusively a girl's game.  Sequence :- Clap hands , both hands forward, clap hands right hands forward, clap hands left hands forward carry on getting faster and faster.

  6. Shawn Parfitt
    by Shawn Parfitt

    I saw such a game played quite a bit as a kid.  Then song the accompanied the sequential hand slapping sped up until someone messed up.  At that point everyone would giggle then start over.  It was mainly played by girls, they were the only ones coordinated and patient enough at that age to accomplish such a feat.

  7. Shawn Parfitt
    by Shawn Parfitt

    I saw such a game played quite a bit as a kid.  The song the accompanied the sequential hand slapping sped up until someone messed up.  At that point everyone would giggle then start over.  It was mainly played by girls, they were the only ones coordinated and patient enough at that age to accomplish such a feat.

  8. Tsulaa
    by Tsulaa

    I'm trying to teach my daughter the few clapping games I remember such as Miss Mary Mack - Miss Lucy Had A Steamboat (a.k.a.  Miss Suzie) - & Say, Say My Playmate (& Enemy).

    I've tried to explain "Rockin' Robin" to her, but that's always been a four person game.  I guess I could figure out how to play it with only two...

    Anyway, I suddenly had a brilliant idea.  Look them up on the internet! There must be loads of videos with kids doing this, right?

    *wah wah wah waaaaahhh* Fail.

    You know, it's a really bad sign when it's easier to find more videos of kids getting blooded into (or out of) gangs than it is to find examples of fun, laughter-inducing street games.

  9. Valerie
    by Valerie

    We used to sing a song but I can only remember a bit of it.  It went something like - phonetically! -" Alla fisher, alla ball, Indian ball, rubber ball, alla fisher, alla ball." Can anyone remember this? I lived in the East Midlands, so it may of course have been peculiar to that region.

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