Tag Archives: clapping game


Down by the banks

The informant explained that this is a hand game or clapping game she used to play at summer camp in between activities with the other girls who were in her cabin. Her estimate for when people play it is ages 6-12. You learn it by playing and other children explain it to you. She also… Continue Reading »

Children’s Clapping Game: Candy on a Stick

Main Piece:  “Candy on a stick that makes me sick,  It makes my tummy go two-forty-six,  Not because you’re dirty, not because you’re clean,  Not because you kissed a boy behind a magazine.  Hey boys do you wanna fight  I see a guy with his pants on tight  He can wibble he can wobble he… Continue Reading »

Children’s Clapping Game: Lemonade, Crunchy Ice

Main Piece:  “Lemonade  Crunchy ice  beat it once beat it twice  turn around touch the ground  kick your boyfriend out of town  Freeze  American cheese  I think I’m gonna sneeze  achoo woohoo” Background: The informant used to perform this song as part of clapping game in pre-school and elementary school in Arizona. She described it… Continue Reading »

Miss Mary Mack

Background: My mother, the informant for this piece, tells me that it’s a handclapping game she learned on the playground while growing up in Cloverdale, California during the 1970s. Additionally, she notes that it was one of her favorite games which is why she remembers it so well. Context: This handclapping game is played by… Continue Reading »