Stone Passing Game


(Kikuyu folk song)

One stone passing, two stones passing, three stones passing, four stones
Five stones passing, six stones passing, seven stones passing, eight stones passing,
Nine stones passing, ten stones.


Students sit in a circle. On the downbeat of each measure, students pass stones (or bean bags) to the right. On the “off beats,” students pick up the stone that was placed in front of them.

Recorder Notes: E, G, A, B

See also

  • Song with chords (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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