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  • 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. Clapping games are found throughout the world and similar games may be known throughout large areas with regional variation. In European and influenced cultures clapping games are thought of as girls' games, though boys and adults play as well. Claps commonly included in patterns are clapping one's own hands, clapping both hands of a partner, and clapping one hand of a partner, generally across such as the right hand of each player. The clapping may include other activities such as thigh slapping, or a final move such as touching the ground and freezing.


    February 18, 2008