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This is a fun hand clapping game from the Caribbean. The kids have to be able to clap on the beat, so it’s good practice for steady beat, coordination and cooperation.


Lyrics

Four white horses on the river
Hey, hey, hey, up tomorrow
Up tomorrow is a rainy day
Come on and join our shadow play
Shadow play is a ripe banana
Hey, hey, hey, up tomorrow
Up tomorrow is a rainy day


Hand Clapping Game

Two sets of partners to form a square, partners stand across from each other.
Each number = 8 claps on the beat
Person with his/her back to the chalkboard & partner = A
Other two students = B

  1. Students “A” do high five, Students “B” do “low five”
  2. All clap own hands
  3. “A” – low five, “B” – high five
  4. All clap own hands
  5. Turn to corner person, high five
  6. Clap own hands
  7. All clap “side five”

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  • Song with chords (PDF)
  • MIDI file
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