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Days of The Week

Singing & Clapping  Game

Name of Game:

Days of The Week

Category:

Singing and Clapping

Country of Origin:

Lebanon & many others

Where did you learn it?:

School

How many players?:

2

Gender:

Both

Anywhere

Where is it played?:

 

Work with a partner

 

Sit or stand facing your partner

 

You set up a simple clapping sequence where you are clapping the hands of your partner as follows

 

      Clap your own hands

      Clap right hands together

      Clap your own hands

      Clap left hands together

      Clap your own hands

      Clap right hands together

      Clap your own hands

      Clap left hands together

      Clap your own hands

      Clap both hands together

      Clap your own hands

      Clap right hands together

      Clap your own hands

      Clap both hands together

 

*  That’s the sequence and can be repeated many many times

 

* Then say the names of the days of the week as you clap against your partners’ hands like this:

 

Clap your own hands

Clap right hands together MONDAY

Clap your own hands

Clap left hands together TUESDAY

Clap your own hands

Clap right hands together WEDNESDAY

Clap your own hands

Clap left hands together  THURSDAY

Clap your own hands

Clap both hands together twice  FRIDAY

Clap your own hands

Clap right hands together SATURDAY

Clap your own hands

Clap both hands together  twice SUNDAY

 

* Got it? good . Now keep repeating it over and over getting faster and faster.

How to play:

Hands

Materials Needed:

Aim of game:

To see how fast you can get it

How does it End?:

In giggles, exhaustion or sore hands

Variations from other places:

Of course the days can be in any language. In Pakistan and Afghanistan there are other words (non-weekday names).

 

Annabel and Shani recognised the rhythm as the same used in "My boyfriend gave me an apple".

 

Shamuna remembers a version, which has a slow to fast section, and totally different lyrics. Also known in Peru

Average time needed to play:

5 minutes +

Age Range:

5 years +

Other information:

Abu pointed out that he was told Friday and Sunday have double claps because they are the "holy" days of Sudan's two main religions

Nazha

Who Introduced us to it?: