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Thread #63097   Message #2395630
Posted By: GUEST,guest
22-Jul-08 - 10:47 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Do kids still do clapping rhymes?
Subject: RE: Folklore: Do kids still do clapping rhymes?
I work at an after school program/ summer day camp on the Lower East Side, New York, New York.

MY GOD DO THEY DO CLAPPING GAMES!

Quack didi oso,
slide,
numbers,
eeny meany,
down down baby (later converted by Nelly in one of his rap songs),
tweet baby,
miss mary mack,
shame shame,
mama mama can't you see?,
. . . I'm sure the list goes on and on.

There's one that involved the feet instead of the hands now too which I never saw when I was little. You have to hold your partners shoulders and then perform a serious of kicks aside each other's legs and through them. . . If that makes any sense without the visual