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Arianne's Clapping

Singing & Clapping Game

Name of Game:

Arianne's Clapping

Category:

Singing and Clapping

Country of Origin:

USA

How many players?:

multiples of 4

Gender:

Both

Where is it played?:

Anywhere four people can stand and clap

 

4 people are standing, facing inwards towards each other so that they can clap hands with the person opposite and the persons on their right and left.

 

they chant a song and execute a complex clapping pattern to it.

 

the chant is:

 

Tweet Tweet Tweet and away we go

We’re rocking in the treetops all day long

Huffing and a-puffing and a-singing our song

All the little birds go down the street

Huffing and a-puffing and tweet tweet tweet

 

and with the clapping and actions it becomes:

 

Tweet Tweet Tweet and away we go

 

(hold hands to the sides and swing back and front)

 

We’re rocking in the treetops all day long

 

(clap with opposite partner - 1 pair clap high then low, the other clap low then high)

 

Huffing and a-puffing and a-singing our song

 

(clap to one side, clap to the other side, clap opposite up & clap down)

 

All the little birds go down the street

 

Huffing and a-puffing and tweet tweet tweet (3 claps either high or low to your opposite partner on final 3 words)

 

How to play:

Aim of game:

Fun and Coordination

How does it End?:

When you’ve got it right

Average time needed to play:

10 minutes

Age Range:

5 years +

Arianne - a US student at Rose Bruford College in a Games Barter

Who Introduced us to it?: