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Hand Games and Clapping Games With Lyrics and Rhymes

Mary enjoys nostalgia and reminiscing about childhood, especially fun games from the past.

Indulge in some nostalgic fun from the schoolyard with these street rhymes and hand-clapping games!

Indulge in some nostalgic fun from the schoolyard with these street rhymes and hand-clapping games!

"Mama, Mama, Can't You See . . . "

Something about the rhythm and beat found in clapping games has always pleased me. When I took a trip out of my country right after I graduated from high school, I was tickled and intrigued to discover that kids in other countries play clapping games, too—and there are recognizable songs and rhythms heard everywhere!

What Is a Clapping Game?

Clapping games, which are also called hand games or street rhymes, are usually played by two people working as a team. The players sing a catchy song or chant a rhyme as they clap their hands together to the beat.

Players often have to perform unique moves during the game, like clapping high or low, slapping their knees, or even spinning or dancing between claps. You don't really "win" a clapping game, apart from doing a perfect performance of the moves with your teammate!

Let's Play Some Hand Games!

I think the world would be a far happier place if we all spent some time engaged in this fun, cooperative activity, so I wrote this article to remind readers of the rhymes and games they might recognize from their schoolyard days. I'll share some old standbys below. But don't kid yourselves into thinking that these games are an outdated activity. There are always new hand-clapping games being created!

  1. Double This!
  2. Miss Mary Mack
  3. Mama, Mama, Can't You See
  4. Pretty Little Dutch Girl
  5. Long-Legged Sailor
  6. Miss Lucy Had a Baby
  7. A Sailor Went to Sea
  8. Playmate
  9. Hambone
  10. Let's Go on a Bear Hunt

1. Double This!

(This is a fairly straightforward handclap. It's more of a chant than a song.)

Double, double this this

Double, double that that

Double this

Double that

Double, double this that

How to Clap

  • Double: Make fists with your hands and touch your partner's knuckles.
  • this: Clap palms with your partner.
  • that: Clap the backs of your hands with your partner.

2. Miss Mary Mack

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 elephant, elephant, elephant,

Jump over the fence, fence, fence.

He jumped so high, high, high,

He reached the sky, sky, sky,

And didn't come back, back, back,

'Til the Fourth of July, ly, ly.

How to Clap

There are two ways to play this game (that I know of—there are probably many more!).

For the first option, you can chant the rhyme while doing the following actions on the last three words of each line. For example, for the first line, do these actions on the repeated word "Mack":

  • Mack: Slap your knees.
  • Mack: Clap your own hands.
  • Mack: Clap your partner's hands.

For the second option, you can chant the rhyme while doing the following actions for each word. For example, this is how you'd do the first line:

  • Miss: Cross your arms and slap your own shoulders.
  • Mar: Uncross your arms and slap your own thighs.
  • y: Clap your own hands.
  • Mack: Clap right hands with your partner.
  • (pause): Clap your own hands.
  • Mack: Clap left hands with your partner.
  • (pause): Clap your own hands.
  • Mack: Clap hands with your partner.

No matter which option you choose, continue following the same pattern for all the remaining verses.

3. Mama, Mama, Can't You See

Mama, mama, can't you see

What this baby done to me?

Took away my MTV,

Now I'm watching dumb Barney!

Tic tac toe, three in a row,

Barney got shot by G.I. Joe!

Mama called the doctor, the doctor said,

"Oops, I think Barney's dead!"

Don't stop until your hands get hot

Starting now!

How to Clap

As the lyrics imply, clap your hands faster and faster at the end of this chant until you goof up—or end with a flourish!

4. Pretty Little Dutch Girl

(This one is sung rather than chanted.)

I am a pretty little Dutch girl, as pretty as I can be.

And all the boys in the neighborhood are crazy over me.

My boyfriend's name is Mellow, he comes from the land of Jell-O,

With pickles for his toes and a cherry for his nose,

And that's the way my story goes.

How to Clap

This song has two clapping options as well. The first option is easier, while the second option is better for older children.

  • am: Slap your knees.
  • pretty: Clap your own hands.
  • Dutch girl: Clap your partner's hands.
  • (rest): Clap your own hands.

Repeat this sequence in rhythm until the end of the song.

Older kids can try this version:

  • am: Slap your own knees.
  • a: Clap your own hands.
  • pretty: Clap right hands with your partner.
  • little: Clap your own hands.
  • Dutch: Clap left hands with your partner.
  • girl: Clap your own hands.
  • (rest): Clap hands with your partner.
  • as: Clap your own hands.

Repeat this sequence in rhythm until the end of the song.

5. Long-Legged Sailor

(This is also a song, though it lends itself well to chanting.)

Have you ever, ever, ever in your long-legged life seen a long-legged sailor and his long-legged wife?

No, I've never, never, never in my long-legged life seen a long-legged sailor and his long-legged wife.

How to Clap

  • Have you: Clap your own hands.
  • ever: Clap right hands with your partner.
  • ever: Clap your own hands.
  • ever: Clap left hands with your partner.
  • in your: Clap your own hands.
  • long: With your arms extended, hold your left hand palm up and your right hand palm down, then clap your partner's hands.
  • legged: Switch to holding your left hand palm down and right hand palm up, then clap your partner's hands.
  • life: With your arms up, clap your partner's hands palm-to-palm.
  • seen a: Clap your own hands.
  • long: With your arms extended, hold your left hand palm up and your right hand palm down, then clap your partner's hands.
  • legged: Switch to holding your left hand palm down and right hand palm up, then clap your partner's hands.
  • sailor: With your arms up, clap your partner's hands palm-to-palm.
  • and his: Clap your own hands.
  • long: Spread your own hands far apart.
  • legged: Clap your own hands.
  • wife: Clap your partner's hands palm-to-palm.

Repeat the same pattern for the second verse.

6. Miss Lucy Had a Baby

Miss Lucy had a baby,

She named him Tiny Tim,

She put him in the bathtub

To see if he could swim.

He drank up all the water,

He ate up all the soap,

He tried to eat the bathtub,

But it wouldn't go down his throat.

Miss Lucy called the doctor,

Miss Lucy called the nurse,

Miss Lucy called the lady

With the alligator purse.

How to Clap

  • Miss: Clap your own hands.
  • Lu: Clap right hands with your partner.
  • cy: Clap your own hands.
  • had: Clap left hands with your partner.
  • a: Clap your own hands.
  • ba: Clap hands with your partner.
  • by: Clap your own hands.
  • (pause): Clap your own hands behind your back.

Repeat this sequence in rhythm until the end of the rhyme.

7. A Sailor Went to Sea

A sailor went to sea, sea, sea,

To see what he could see, see, see,

But all that he could see, see, see,

Was the bottom of the deep blue sea, sea, sea.

How to Clap

  • A: Clap your own hands.
  • sai: Clap right hands with your partner.
  • lor: Clap your own hands.
  • went: Clap left hands with your partner.
  • to: Clap your own hands.
  • sea, sea, sea: Clap your partner's hands three times.

Repeat this sequence in rhythm until the end of the song.

Here's a fun added suggestion: On "sea, sea, sea," clap your partner's hands normally, then clap the backs of your hands together with the backs of their hands, then clap their hands normally again.

8. Playmate

Say, say oh playmate,

Come out and play with me,

And bring your dollies three,

Climb up my apple tree,

Cry down my rain barrel,

Slide down my cellar door,

And we'll be jolly friends

For ever more, more, more, more, more.

How to Clap

The first sequence below is the easier one, and the second sequence is a harder version of the game for older children.

On the syllable "play-", begin to do the following motions:

  1. Slap your knees.
  2. Clap your own hands.
  3. Clap your partner's hands.
  4. Clap your own hands.

Repeat this sequence throughout the song.

This version is a bit tougher:

  • play: Slap your knees twice.
  • mate: Clap your own hands twice.
  • (rest): Clap your partner's hands once.
  • come: Clap the backs of your hands with your partner once.
  • out: Clap your partner's hands once.
  • and: Clap your own hands once.

Repeat this sequence in rhythm throughout the song.

9. Hambone

(This one is great for a group of people, since you clap independently.)

Hambone, Hambone, have you heard?

Papa's gonna buy me a mockingbird.

If that mockingbird don't sing,

Papa's gonna buy me a diamond ring.

If that diamond ring don't shine,

Papa's gonna buy me a fishing line.

Hambone, Hambone, where you been?

Around the world and I'm going again.

Hambone, Hambone, where's your wife?

In the kitchen cooking rice.

How to Clap

  • Lines 1–2: Alternate clapping your hands and slapping your knees.
  • Lines 3–4: Alternate clapping your hands and slapping your thighs.
  • Lines 5–6: Alternate clapping your hands and tapping your chest.
  • Lines 7–8: Alternate clapping your hands and tapping your shoulders.
  • Lines 9–10: Alternate clapping your hands and tapping your head.

10. Let's Go on a Bear Hunt

(Okay, this is not technically a hand-clapping game, but it's a good time all the same! In this game, the children repeat the lines after the leader, and there are actions to perform for certain lines.)

Let's go on a bear hunt.

All right.

Let's go. [Tap your hands on your thighs to make a "walking" noise.]

Oh lookie,

I see a wheat field!

Can't go around it,

Can't go under it,

Let's go through it.

All right.

Let's go.

Swish, swish, swish! [Rub your hands together like you're swishing through wheat.]

Oh lookie,

I see a tree!

Can't go over it,

Can't go under it,

Let's go up it.

All right.

Let's go. [Pretend to climb a tree. When you reach the top, place a hand on your forehead and look around. Climb down.]

Oh lookie,

I see a swamp!

Can't go around it,

Can't go under it,

Let's swim through it.

All right

Let's go. [Pretend to swim.]

Oh lookie,

I see a bridge!

Can't go around it,

Can't go under it,

Let's cross over it.

All right.

Let's go. [Make a clicking sound with your tongue and stamp your feet.]

Oh lookie,

I see a cave!

Can't go around it,

Can't go under it,

Let's go in it.

All riiiiiight . . .

L-l-let's go . . . [Cup your hands and make a hollow sound by clapping them together.]

Golly—it's dark in here. [Say this in a suspenseful tone.]

Better use my flashlight!

It doesn't work.

I think I see something . . .

It's big!

It's furry!

It's got a big nose!

I think . . . it's a bear!

It IS a bear!

LET'S GO!

[Go back through the lines in the reverse order at a rapid pace—"I see a cave, can't go around it, can't go in it, let's go through it!" etc.]

[After you've returned to the start of the chant, wipe your brow and heave a big sigh of relief.]

Whew! We made it!

What Hand Games Did You Play?

I hope these rhymes brought back some memories of your playground days. Are there any great clapping games missing from my list? Please share your favorite handclaps in the comments below!

Comments

Patricia on June 23, 2017:

double is:

Double, double, ice, ice

Double, double, cream, cream

Double, ice, double, cream

Double, double, ice, cream

Double: fist (nuckels outward)

ice: front of flat hands

cream: back of flat hands

Sherry on July 22, 2014:

My name is l I l I picoli picoli palm palm beauty alota lotta whiskey Chinese Japanese Indian chief

sohalkumar on July 15, 2014:

there are agree to information place come

Kayla on April 12, 2014:

Miss Suzie had a steamboat

The steamboat had a bell

Miss Suzie went to heaven

And the steamboat went to Hell-o

Operator give me number 9

If you don't I'll kick you from behind

The fridgerator there was a piece of glass

Miss Suzie sat upon it and broke her little ask me no more questions ill tell you no more lies

Boys are in the bathroom zipping up their

Flies are in the city Bees in the meadow

A boy and girl are in the bathroom kissing in the

D.A.R.K(3x)

kklkkkk on March 26, 2014:

;kmipoio

Sarah Forester from Australia on February 24, 2014:

Wow I remember all of these!

this_is_me_22 on December 13, 2013:

chinese checkers:

chinese checkers, i can do karate (hand chopping jesture)

chinese checkers, i can move my body(move body in circle)

chinese checkers, oops.. im sorry (push person back)

you better be sorry (push person back again)

well now im not sorry (roll head around in a circle)

icky icky sour pops (do the criss cross)

icky icky goo (do the criss cross)

icky icky sour pop, boys like you (when i say LIKE i mean describing not love )

Hey it's me!!! on December 10, 2013:

You forgot this one it's called apple on a stick

Apple on a stick

Makes me sick

Makes my heart beat 2 40 6

Not because I'm dirty not because I'm clean

Not because I kissed a boy behind a magazine

Hey guys here's some fun

Here's a lady with her knickers up her bum

She can walk

She can talk

She can even do the splits

Hey I bet she can't do this

Close your eyes and count to ten

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Now you are my best friend!

SUSHI on October 09, 2013:

lemonade

icetea

cococola

pepsi

leamond

ice tea

cococola

pepsi

turn around

touch the ground

kick dr pepper out of town

hop on one feet

hop on the other and freeze

Dani on August 17, 2013:

Ok here is my song

My name is high low jack a low jack a low high low high low jack a low yo

That's it bye

lizzie and regan on August 04, 2013:

does anyone know this one?

Way down south in Tennessee where the girls wear skirts down to their knees hey silly Lizzie Tennessee touch the ground silly Lizzie Tennessee turn around silly Lizzie Tennessee She never went to collage and she never went to school but when she came back she was an educated fool Daina gone where did she go? she went like this (do a dance move) she went like this (do the same dance move as the player before you did :other player) i think some of it is wrong i forget how it goes

MYOB on July 07, 2013:

That's the way uhuh I like it uhuh that's the way uhuh I like it uhuh girls uhuhh boys uhuh games uhuh toys uhuh girls boys games toys pull the chain to end the game. I'm a kid and we do that.

passion4fashion on June 30, 2013:

cocca cola went to town,

pepsi cola shot him down,

dr.pepper picked him up so now were drinking 7up,

7up got the flu atichoo,

now were drinking mountain dew,

mountain dew fell off the mountain,

so now were drinking out the fountain,

some how the fountain broke,

now were drinking cherry coke,

cherry coke lost the cherry,

now were drinking logan berry,

logan berry what a joke so now were back to plain old coke!

BIG MAMA on May 26, 2013:

MAMAMA CANT YOU SEE WHAT THIS BABY DONE TO ME TOOK AWAY MY MTV AND NOW IM WATCHING BARNEEY BARNEY GOT SHOT BY A GIGO MAMA CALLED THE DOCTOR THE DOCTOR SAID OPPS BARNEY DEAD DON'T STOP UNTIL YOUR HANDS GET HOT STARTING NOWWW

Sarah Lynn Parker from Mesa, Arizona on May 07, 2013:

Cinderella

Dressed in yellow

Went upstairs to kiss a fellow

By mistake she kissed a snake

How many kisses did it take

(Count until someone messes up)

Daisy on May 01, 2013:

Does anyone remember that one with you have three ppl and one of you are in the middle sitting down on the ground and then you come up and say something like this like the baby went like this waa waa

simmy on April 17, 2013:

apple sticky makes me lickey

makes my heart go 2,4,60

not because ure dirty

not because ure clean

not because u kissed a boy behind a magazine

here comes Ella in her black and white dress

she can walk she can talk she can do the best tricks

but i bet she cant do it with her eyes shut tight.

hi on April 02, 2013:

I went downtown to see Charlie brown he gave me a nickel to buy a pick the pickle was sour so he gave me a flower but the flower was dead so this is what I said: down down-piont down baby up by the roller coaster-do the wave with hands shimmy shimmy coconut-put hands in fist and shake up and down I know karate-hands ready to chop shimmy shimmy coconut-hands in fists and shake I’m so sorry-pretend to cry shimmy shimmy coconut-hands in a fist and shake I’ll call my mommy-pretend to call with the hand phone FREEZE!!!!-freeze and its over

deanna on March 04, 2013:

om bomb beeka leeka loski

om bomb beeka lawnee

aka daymee

safari

aka daymee

boom boom

Norman on November 24, 2012:

I no one,

I went to a chinese bakeary to buy a lofe of bread bread bread

The lady asked me what my name is this is what she said said said

Is your name is pe i pickle i humfered dumbferd aully aully umferd chow

Yes my name is pe i pickle i humfered dumfered aully aully umfered chow.

rr458 on November 21, 2012:

apple crumble makes me ah ah makes my heart go 246 not because its dirty not because its clean not because it fell behind the washing machine oh ah here comes mummy lips up tight she can walk she can talk but i bet she cant do this with her eyes closed

megan on August 25, 2012:

here's onee

dam dam day

dam dam away away

ce ce aye

ce ce away away

mini mini acka

mini mini aye

mini mini acka

mini mini aye

ucka backa ucka back ucak backsplash

Lilly1209 on August 24, 2012:

This is the version of Suesie had a sailboat I learned

Suesie had a sailboat

Her sailboat had a bell ring ring

Her sailboat hent to heaven

Suesie went to hello operator give me number nine

If you disconnect me I'll kick you from

Behind the 'fridgerator is a peice of glass Suesie sat upon it and broke her little

Ask me no more questions I'll tell you no more lies

Boys are in the bathroom zipping up their

Flies are in the city bees are at the park

A boy and girl are kissing in the D-A-R-K dark

Lucy121 on August 09, 2012:

In Surrey in the south of England 'Miss Muff' goes like this and is done in pairs-

'Miss Muff (clap, clap,clap),

Miss Muff (clap, clap,clap),

Miss Muff from California (clap, clap)

Sitting in a chair,

Eating Cock-a-terre,

Watching the clock go,

(tick tock movement) Tick tock,

Tick tock shawahla wahla, (swirly hands)

Tick tock,

Tick tock shawahla wahla,(swirly hands)

A-B-C-D-E-F-G,

I'm gonna wipe those cobwebs off my knees,(wipe knees in diagonal movements)

I'm gonna moonshine, moonshine, moonshine (opposite hands to shoulder on partner) FREE !(let go)

Hello (shake hands)

Goodbye (wave)

And that's the end of me,

Miss Muff.'

Hehe , I can't find this version anywhere else.

(I only put in the movements that I thought would differentiate with a change of words used)

Sarah on July 13, 2012:

Extended miss Susie:

Miss Susie had a steamboat

The steamboat had a bell

Miss Susie went to heaven

The steamboat went to

Hello operator

Please give me number nine

And if you disconnect me

I'll kick you in the

Behind the 'fridgerator

There was a piece of glass

Miss Susie sat upon it

And broke her little

Ask me no more questions

I'll tell you no more lies

The boys are in the bathroom

Zipping up their

Flies are in the meadow

The bees are in the park

Miss Susie and her boyfriend

Are kissing in the

D-A-R-K D-A-R-K dark dark

Dark is like a movie

A movie's like a show

A show is like a TV set and that is all I know

I know I know my ma

I know I know my pa

I know I know my sister

With the 40 acre bra bra bra

She dyed her hair all purple

She dyed her hair all pink

She dyed her hair all polka dot and washed it down the sink

She washed it down England

She washed it down France

She washed it down Hawaii

And did the Hula dance!

CatMessivk on June 30, 2012:

momma momma cant you see?

what theese ladies done to me?

they took away my MTV?

now im stuck with dumb barney.

Tic tac toe 3 in a row

barney got shot by G I JO

Momma called the docter and the docter said,

OOPS BARNEYS DEAD SHOT IN THE HEADD

nother version:

momma momma cant you see what theese people done to me, they took away my MP3 now im stuck with dumb barney, i saw a lady with some gum, i asked her if i could have some, she looked at me like i was dukb, so i took out my dumb baby gun, BOOM BOOM FIST FIST BOOM FIST TAKE A LOOK AT THIS

SaMo on June 29, 2012:

Expresso

expresso boom boom shaka boom mona shaka boom kaile shaka boom a deca say yes monami mona shaka boom kalie shaka dooma deca walla

Ann Leung from San Jose, California on May 09, 2012:

Wow Mary, this hub is fantastic. My two girls love hand clapping game too. I will show them this hub and see if they know how to sing them all. Voted up.

raiasexy on May 01, 2012:

no theses are some good ones mama mama lok and see look what baby done to me she took away my mp3 now im watching dumb barney so i shot her in the head now i think she is dead

kalifornia on April 28, 2012:

this is not a clapping game its a cheer so enjoy i geusse

victory vic-vic-tory victory vic-vic-tory i streight my v i split my i i curl my c-t-o-r-y

on v make a v with your arms on i hold yoour knee and your arm up on curl my c-t-o-r-y make a circle with your hips

Claudia on April 27, 2012:

Hi! Here in my country we have a hand clapping game that sounds nonsense to us, but I think it may be a mispronunciation of an English one. It could go something like this:

Chin chin my merry

I want to say it...

Does anybody know which could be the actual and complete words?

popstar on April 26, 2012:

Have you hared the hand game called that's the way uh hu un hu i like it uh hu i like it un hun you got the moves i've got grove so peace punch boom wait come back you need a tik tak not one or two but thewhole six pack sorry to be mean but you need some mr ring not a sip not a swollow bu the whole bottle.

Shannon (15) on April 25, 2012:

I got taught this version of down down baby;

This train goes...

down down baby

down by the rollercoaster,

sweet sweet mama

never gonna let you go.

Sugar sugar baby,

sugar sugar ah!

Sugar sugar baby,

sugar sugar ah!

Ol' McDonald was called "Jeffrey"

he's a busy farmer "Jeffrey".

Ice cream sundae with the cherry on the top.

jiutt on April 16, 2012:

hello im new bye

Jaylen on April 06, 2012:

evil play mate

ce ce oh eneny (clap clap) come out and fight with me(clap clap) and bring your bulldogs three (clap clap)climb up my poisen tree (clap clap)slide down my dragon ( clap clap) into my dungon door (claap clap) and will be enemys(clap clap) for ever more more shut the door turn out the lights and say good bye good bye

jaylen on April 06, 2012:

My Name is

I went to a chineese resterant to buy a loaf of bread bread bread

she asked me what my name was and this is what i said said said

my name is eli eli nickinie nickinie pom pom poodles willie wollie wiskers

my name is punch you in the stomick i'm so sorry i'll call mommy mommys mad daddys glad

my name is i hit sissy sissy called mommy mommy got mad sissy got glad

my name is elvis presly boys are messy sitting in a hot tub drinking diet pepsi

my name iscris cross aple sause tell your boy friend to get lost my name is chief roast beef frease ( everyone freezes one moves there out keep going till last person)

Haha on April 04, 2012:

What about "CHINESE PEOPLE ARE SO FUNNY THIS IS THE WAY THEY COUNT THEIR MONEY USHA USHA GIVE ME A PUSHAAA

Jean on March 14, 2012:

Mama mama cant you see look what baby did to me he took away my MTV now I'm watching Barny tic tac toe three in a row Barny got shot by gi Joe ;-)

Luitandhdh on March 13, 2012:

selena selena drinking margarina sipping water lookin at her daughter feeling sick puking on kick (her chichen).

yakup on March 08, 2012:

kaydedin beni

Ashley on March 05, 2012:

what 'bout DOUBLLE DOUBLE ICE DOUBLE DOUBEL CREAM CREAM DOUOBEL ICE DOUBEL CREAM DOUBEL DOUBEL ICE CREAM

Ashley on March 05, 2012:

what 'bout DOUBLLE DOUBLE ICE DOUBLE DOUBEL CREAM CREAM DOUOBEL ICE DOUBEL CREAM DOUBEL DOUBEL ICE CREAM

kaleb on February 17, 2012:

inda is dumd

India on February 17, 2012:

go to youtube.com and tipe in run devil run by kesha NOW!

kaleb on February 17, 2012:

i have

kaleb on February 17, 2012:

yes i have

kaleb on February 17, 2012:

cool

rally on February 13, 2012:

does anyone remember this one boys go to jupiter to get more stupider girls go to mars to get more cars

olivia on February 12, 2012:

does any one remember patty cake patty cake patty cake bakers man bake me a cake as fast as you can you roll it you pat it you mark it with ab and put in the oven for a baby and me

name on February 11, 2012:

This was another one we'd always do:

Oh my I want a piece of pie

pie to sweet I want a piece of meat

meat not cooked I want to read a book

book not read I want to go to bed

bed not made I want some lemonade

lemonade to sour

now we have the power

to count to ten

who ever messes up has to start all over again

1...2...3...4...5...6...7...8...9...10

Then we'd do a weird little spinning thing.

name on February 11, 2012:

This is the version of I went to a Chinese restaurant I remember:

I went to a Chinese restaurant

to buy a loaf of bread bread bread

he asked me what my name was

and this is what I said said said

My name is

E-I E-I

Pom pom poodles

willy willy whiskers

boys are fine

sitting in the backseat

drinking all the wine

girls are sexy

sitting in the front seat

drinking all the pepsi

My name is

chef peice peice

Cai on February 11, 2012:

I have a cheer: here it goes

Mailman Mailman, do your duty,

Here comes Miss American Beauty

She can do the pom-poms, she can do the splits,

but most of all she can kiss,kiss,kiss

K-I-S-S

(spread your legs for every KISS you spell

moei on February 08, 2012:

Miss Susie had a steam boat

The steam boat had a bell

The steam boat went to heaven

Miss Susie went to.....

Hello operator

Please give me number 9

And if u disconnect me

Ill kick you in the....

behind the fridgerator

there was a piece of glass

Miss Susie fell upon it

and broke her little ......

ask me no more questions

Tell me no more lies

Miss Susie told me all of this the day before she....

Died her hair all purple

And died her hair all pink

She died her hair in polka dots

And washed it down the sink

Run to the water

jump in

Swim to the bottom

the end!

moei on February 08, 2012:

Miss Susie had a steam boat?

Anna Claire on February 08, 2012:

I have a peach garden

Beautiful and big

No one likes it so i throw a fit

I scream and I cry

till someone asks why

but i don't stop not one bit

because i want pop and that is it

ZOMG! on February 04, 2012:

I remember this version of Down Down Baby:

Down down baby

down down the roller coaster

sweet sweet baby

sweet sweet don't let me go

shimmy shimmy coco puff

shimmy shimmy riiight

shimmy shimmy coco puff

shimmy shimmy riiight

i have a boyfriend, (A BISCUIT!)

he's so cute (A BISCUIT)

apples on the table

peaches on the floor

step back baby I don't want you anymore!

to the front

to the back

to the side side side

to the front

to the back

to the side side side

silent whisper on February 04, 2012:

Dose anyone know all the lyrics to that one game that goes your mama and my mama were sitting on a bench

celghaziri on February 03, 2012:

here is one i went to a chines rusturunt to buy a oaff of bread bread bread the witer asked me what i wanted and this is what i said said i know karaty punch n the body oops i'm sorry don't call my mommy chineas japenes american freeze mony plaese

sidney on January 28, 2012:

there was a girl named sidney.she was really pretty.then her best friend martae.stopped to say hey.there is this game that fun to play. and it gos like boom snap clap baboom snap clap snap boom snap clap baboom snap sshhh

Dancer on January 27, 2012:

Mailman mailman do your duty

Here comes the lady with the African booty

She can do the Pom Pom ,she can do the twist

But most of all she can kiss kiss kiss

K-I-S-S

Jaila on January 25, 2012:

That was so funny

LOVE241 on January 23, 2012:

i know one

i went to a chinese resteraunt to buy a loaf of bread bread bread

the waiter asked me for mi name and this is what i said said said

mi name is elvis presly

had a baby

named it daisy

had another

it was crazy

so i named it

chicken knukle bubble butt

sky on January 22, 2012:

apple on a stick makes me sick makes my heart beat 2 4 6 not because your dirty not because your clean not because you kissed a boy behind a magazine boys boys they aint much fun especially the ones with the waggily bum boys can do the stride boys can do the splits but i bet you a fiver they cant do this close your eyes and count to ten if we do it right then we wont do it again.

it could be girls girls if you want.

Pam on January 16, 2012:

I cant believe the variations of these songs! I have one I cant remember. Its something about taking a bath and going down the drain.

olivia x on January 16, 2012:

this ones called cinderrella (sorry if spellings rubbish)

cinderella(clapx3)

moserella (Clapx3)

three wise (clapx3)

paradice (clapx3)

cinderella,mosserela,three wise,paradice

C (turn)

C(turn

c,c,c,c acabella acabella boom (put right hand on left hip and left hand on right hip and bash into your partner)

kailyn niehoff on January 10, 2012:

how do you play a hand clapping game saying let's start with names or let's start with colors or let's start with words or let's start with rymphs or let's start with opposites.

lolnumoles on December 30, 2011:

do u remember the 1 mommi mommi tie my shoe daddy daddy wats 2 plus 2

kayla on December 26, 2011:

joshph had a cocinut and ow ah i want a pice of pie pie to sweet i want a jellybean jellybean not cooked i want to read a book book not read i want to go to bed bed not mad i want some lemade lemade to sour now i have the power to close my eyes and count to ten who ever messies up stars all over again 12345678910

peace on December 22, 2011:

Down by the bank by the hanky panky leapfrog leaps from bank to bankey saying hep hop hep hop hop skittle dittle turtle pop I pledge aligiance to the flag Michael jackson makes me gag coca cola has caffeine now I'm drinking gasoline. Gasoline ran out of fuel now I'm drinking moutian dew. Moutian dew fell off the moutian now I'm drinking from a foutian. Oh no foutian broke now I'm drinking plain old diet coke!!!!!!!

Ashelaee on December 19, 2011:

u 4got 1 and yes i am younger then the rest of you ladies and gentlemen but here's 1 i herd my mom say b4 when i was 9 3 years ago.

rocky robins (tweet tweet)

rocky robins (tweet tweet)

mama n the kitchen cooking tht rice

daddys on the corner shoten dat dice

brothers n jail for makin fake sales

and sisters n the dinner eating fruit cocktail

rocky robins (tweet tweet)

rocy robins (tweet tweet)

thanks! some might remember this or might not u could hav lost it n memory old people do lose there memory quiker cause they r old lik at age 30 bye:)

Ashelaee on December 19, 2011:

u 4got 1 and yes i am younger then the rest of you ladies and gentlemen but here's 1 i herd my mom say b4 when i was 9 3 years ago.

rocky robins (tweet tweet)

rocky robins (tweet tweet)

mama n the kitchen cooking tht rice

daddys on the corner shoten dat dice

brothers n jail for makin fake sales

and sisters n the dinner eating fruit cocktail

thanks! some might remember this or might not u could hav lost it n memory :)

The clapper master on December 17, 2011:

i love hand clapping games and me and my friends are called the clapper masters!!!

Sombody on December 16, 2011:

OMG how can you forget

My boyfriend gave me an apple

My boyfriend gave me a pear

My boyfriend gave me a kiss on the lips and through me down the stairs

I gave him back his apple

I gave him back his pear

I gave him back his kiss on the lips and through him down the stairs

i through him over london

i through him over france

i through him over the harbour bridge and he lost his underpant

hobo on December 14, 2011:

i like six i like sex i like men with a pickle on the top

vicky on December 14, 2011:

Coca-Cola went to town

Pepsi-Cola knocked him down

7-up picked him up

And Dr. Pepper fixed him up

Chocolate on December 10, 2011:

I went to a chinese retaurant

To buy a loaf of bread-bread-bread

He put it in a paper bag

&& this is what he said-said-said

Hi my name is

Elo Pickilo-Pickilo-Pickilo

Humpfer Dumpher

Idi Idi Umpher

Boom bodi yadi adi

Boom bodi yadi adi

F R E E Z E !

The clapper master on December 08, 2011:

This one is called boom snap clap

Boom snap clap baboom snap clap snap boom snap clap babbom snap ssshhh

Boom:Hit ur chest

Snap:Snap

Baboom:Double hit chest

Ssshhh:Put finger over lips and say ssshhh

casey on December 07, 2011:

i went to down town with my little fat friend she went to me what u doing and i said why u asying wow

Sisi on December 03, 2011:

I have one, Another Down down down one:

Down,down,down,down,

down bye the valley

with a hankey pankey

FE FI FO your mama stanky

fe fi fo fum

chilly willy dingdong

your mama smell like king kong

lets play a game of ping pong

(count to ten and smack hands, last one to be hit is out)

Have fun

(2gifted4u)

the real aggervation on December 01, 2011:

this is the real aggervation:

aggervation reabilitation aggervation this is how you play first you take a vollybal throw it down the main hall sorry dad love ya dad ooh ooh ah aggervation reabilitation aggervation this is how you play then you take salami throw it at your mommy sorry mom love ya mom ooh ooh ah aggervation reabilitation aggervation this is how you play then you take a garde hose shove it up your brothers nose sorry bro love ya bro ooh ooh ah aggervation reabilitation aggervation this is how you play then you take your teddy bear shove him in your underwere go to school think your cool ooh ooh ah aggervation reabilitation aggervation that is how you play

Teen Queen on November 30, 2011:

Hey I absolutly love Hand games and yes IM A TEENAGE GIRL!!!!!! My little sister, her friends, myself, and my friends do hand games alll the time!!! They give us back the feeling of being little and they are just fun to do!! I didn't know some of these but im so gladI do now!! I HAVE MORE TO TEACH YAHOO!!! Also here is one called cella ella ola

Cella ella ola

quack quack quack quack

es chica chica

chica chica flapjack

go slow go slow go slow

1 2 3 4 (you play this with a group, put your right hand palm up ontop of the person next you. it continues in the circle like that then when you start to sing you take your right hand and smack the right hand (Of your neighbors)that is onto0p of your left hand and so on when you get to 4 try not to get hit if you smack yourself your out if you smack your neighbor they are out it is exactly the same as down by the banks... Also another one call cocoa cola goes

cococa cola went to town

pepsi cola shot him down

dr. pepper fixed him up

now we drinking 7-up

7-up climbed up the mountain

now were drinking cherry fountain

cherry fountain had a stroke

now were back to drinking coke

another is cheese its cheese its cheese that makee the world go round its cheese its chees its chees that makes the world go round roll it over the ocean roll it over the sea hey roll it over the ocean the deep blue sea, (Start over only instead of world say mice then next round substitue mice for chees and cat for mice then cat and dog then dog and boy then boy and girl then girl and love then love and world)

another is

a pizza hut a pizza hut kentucky fried chicken and a pizza hut mcdonalds mcdonalds kentucky fried chicken and a pizza hut

I hope you enjoy these ones to because I really enjoy yours!!!!!

MiMI on November 30, 2011:

and another one

Batman's wedding

Im telling, ur smelling, u went to batman's wedding

U kissed him, u hugged him, u told him that u love him.

U took him to the sweet shop, and bought some bubblegum, and whe he wasn't looking,u stuck it up his bum!!!!

MiMI on November 30, 2011:

got another one

My Name Is

My name is

high low chicka low chicka low high low high low chicka low chicka low high.

MiMI on November 30, 2011:

I got one

Apple Crumble

Apple crumble, makes me rumble,makes my heart go 246.

Not because im dirty, not beacause im clean, not because i kissed a boy behind a magazine.

Hey boys, u wanna have a fight, here comes a girl with her knickers up tight.

She can walk, she can talk she can do what she likes.

But i bet she cant do this with her eyes shut tight

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

lilly on November 20, 2011:

shame:

shame shame shame

i don't wanna go to mexico no more more more

there's a big fat potato at the door door door

he grabbed me by the hips

kissed me on the lips

that's why i don't want to go to mexico no more more more

Koire on November 19, 2011:

I'm a little first grader pretty as can be be. All the boys around my house go crazy over me me. My boyfriend's name is Sello he comes from Pickle Fello. He has a red pickle nose and 25 toes and this is how my story goes. One day I was walking I saw my boyfriend talking to an Itty Bitty Girl with strawberry curls and this is what he said to her. I L-O-V-E YOU. K-I-S-S YOU. To stop it with a SS-TT-OO-PP spells STOP. Now Be Quiet

udontknomyname on November 17, 2011:

My mama your mama live down the street

18,19 blueberry street

every night they have a fight

and this is what they say

(hey,hey,hey)

boys are rotten made out of cotton,

girls are sexii made out of pepsi,

boys go to jupiter to get more stupider,

girls got to mars to get more candy bars,

boys drink beer to get more weird'

girls drink wine to get more fine,

boys take a bath to get more math,

girls take showers to get more power !

i know this because i am 11 and me and my friends do these all the time :)

wazzaname? on November 17, 2011:

wazzzzup home dawwwwwgs. you niggggazzzzz

woofgirl3 on November 13, 2011:

the dream of mine is too be a successful writer. my brothers have read my poems and storys and they laughed at them i don't know what to do. should i give up my dream thaat i have worked SO hard for? i know this is not about hand clapping games but i need someone to help here is a poem iwrote

as a star avove

craddles like a dove

i stare up in the sky

as god looks in my eye

so how was it i thought of it while i was in church the other day. please comment on it

woofgirl3 on November 12, 2011:

i have friends that love to play clapping games.here is one

brick the wall water fall boys think they got it all they don't ido so boom with that attitude.

peace punch captin crunch receece pieces 7 up bang bang choo choo train wind me up ill do my thing no receese pieces no 7up you mess with me ill mess you up word

gvhgv on November 11, 2011:

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h on November 08, 2011:

enie minie macka racka sugar pulm beginie

john on November 04, 2011:

i think clapping games are cool

john on November 04, 2011:

i think clapping games are cool

Lotta on October 31, 2011:

Thank you all! I've taught my daughter how to clap, but besides Miss Mary Mack, couldn't remember any other songs. We can now start having some great times singing these new songs together.

pasmc on October 28, 2011:

there's one called 'Eenie Meenie Sessaleenie':

Eeenie meenie sessaleeinie

Oooh Aaaaah Combaleenie

Achi Kachi Liberachi

I love you

Take a peach, take plum, take a stick of bubble gum

No peach no plum to stick of bubble gum

Saw you with your boyfriend laaaast night

How'd you know

Peeped through the peephole (Nosy)

Ate a box of chocolates (greedy)

Didn't do the dishes (lazy)

Jumped out a window, now you gone crazy

That's why they call me

*Then you repeat from 'Eenie Meenie' to 'I love you'

Lexi on October 26, 2011:

i remember doing:

Shame shame shame,

I don't wanna go to mexico

no more more more

Theres a big fat policeman

At the door door door

He'll grab you by the collar

Make you pay a dollar

I don't wanna go to mexico

No more more more

SHAME!!(Whoever says shame first wins)

meami on October 19, 2011:

jinx doesn't go 4 that long... does it?

rhiannon yvonne camp on October 17, 2011:

this is called mama mama can you see mama mama can you see what this baby done to me she took away my mtv now i have to wacj dumb barney tic tac toe 3 in a row mama got shot by a j i joe if you stop you will get poped

and this is calle jinks

say something at the same time you say jinks duble jinks triple jinks 4 jinks 5 jinks 6 jinks 7 jinks 8 jinks and so on and so on

i go to school at koontz in salaibury

Crystal on October 16, 2011:

Down down baby down by the rollor coaster sweet sweet baby momma never let you go Shimmy shimmy coco puffs shimmy shimmy pow shimmy shimmy coco puffs shimmy shimmy pow I like coffee I like tea I like a little boy and he likes me one night we got in a fight and this is what I said boys go to Jupiter to get more stupider girls go to mars get more fancy cars Boys drink coke to make them smoke girls drink pepsi to get more sexy boys play pirate and act more quite girls are loud and act more proud put to the test girls are the best

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