If you’re looking for fun games for groups of kids, nothing beats good old-fashioned hand clapping games! Who would have thought that hand clapping games could address so many different developmental skills at once?
Bilateral coordination, memory and cognitive skills, and cooperative play are all packed into these fun songs and games – and they’ll also take you for a little stroll down memory lane!
We thought this post was the perfect fit for our Backyard Activities for Kids series!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED: Free hand clapping games printable
WHAT TO DO:
Here are just a few hand clapping games that are simple enough for a wide age range. Have your kids take a peek at these videos and use our hand clapping games printable as a cheat sheet to remember the words to all of the songs! The games shown below are all on the printable, plus a few extras!
LEMONADE CRUNCHY ICE
LEMONADE CRUNCHY ICE #2
I loved this variation because it shows a very young child enjoying the activity even though she doesn’t quite have the movements down. It just goes to show how kids can learn to work together regardless of age or ability!
SAY, SAY OH PLAYMATE
PAT A CAKE
MISS MARY MACK
SKILL AREAS ADDRESSED: Bilateral coordination, cognitive skills, midline crossing, motor control, posture, social skills
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