Fun Clapping Games

Have you ever used clapping games with your class?

They make for great reading, and then fun to follow! This is a fabulous site!

Be sure to check out the international section and learn about other games from around the world.

Here is another site that’s packed with more clapping games to challenge your class and make reading and responding to reading fun.

Crystal Wagner listed in her blog 20 reasons why clapping games are beneficial to children. I agree – especially with number 18 as I often used these for a quick change of direction and they developed into ‘brain breaks’ as we became more competent.

It was often a time when a child I partnered was better than me at the game! How fun is it to beat the teacher!!

Joyful teaching,

Chief Learning Officer