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Clapping Games

These are just a few of my favorite clapping rhymes from when I was a child. You can find a huge collection of such chants at this link. Please just remember to preview them before sharing; as some in their original form are not very politically correct (or just plain wrong).


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.

I had a little turtle; his name was Tiny Tim.
I put him in the bathtub to see if he could swim.

He drank up all the water, he ate up all the soap.
And now he's home, sick in bed with bubbles in his throat.

Bubble, bubble pop. Bubble, bubble pop.
Bubble, bubble, bubble bubble, bubble, bubble...

Say, say oh playmate come out and play with me,
And bring your dollies three, climb up my apple tree.

Slide down my rainbow into my cellar door
And we'll be jolly friends forever more, more,
More, more, more, more!

Say, say oh playmate I cannot play with you.
My dolly has the flu, boo hoo, boo hoo, boo hoo.

I have no rainbow, I have no cellar door.
But we'll be jolly friends, forever more, more,
More, more, more, more!

Printable Games

If you are looking for Printable Party Games; why not visit our friends at PrintableGamesAtoZ! They have a huge collection of party games from bridal and baby shower games to holiday and birthday party games for all ages. Check them out and enjoy your party!

Indoor or Outdoor Party Games

Mark a starting line using masking tape for carpet or chalk for pavement, or whatever works! With toes on this starting line, children may jump forward to achieve the longest distance.

  1. Use your focus number for the number of jumps each child may have per turn. If; for instance, you are leaning about the number three, children jump three times before their distance is measured.
  2. Record best jumping distance for each child. Repeat the activity the next day or in a week to compare outcomes.
  3. Consider an Olympics twist on the game and award a gold medal, silver medal, and a bronze medal to the top three participants. If you want to give all children identical medals, that is great, too!
Make an indoor or outdoor obstacle course with appropriate materials you have on hand. Stress the prepositional words of over, under, around, through, etc. It may be safer to have children stagger their start times on the course, or to have one child complete the course before the next begins. Either way, demonstrate to the children what they are to do for each part of the course. If possible, have a helper at the beginning, middle and end of the race to keep things on track.

Here are some more links to enjoy, but please use the same caution as noted above and alter the content as you see fit.

Please consider whether any particular activity you may choose is safe and/or age-appropriate before getting started.

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