I saw four kids playing patty cake on the playground at school last week. I hadn’t realized that you could do that with more than two people: basically, whenever you would clap the other person’s left hand, you instead clap the left hand of the person to your right, and whenever you would clap the other person’s right hand, you instead clap the right hand of the person to your left. (Unless hands are crossed, in which case things get a little harder for me to describe.)
The other interesting thing about this particular grouping was that two of the four kids were boys. (All around fourth grade, I think, plus or minus one year.) And their hands were flying just as fast as the girls’ hands: clearly they’d done this before. The particular chant they were doing, lemonade, has a “freeze” bit at the end, and they were more into the competitive aspect of that than the girls were, but not so much as to harm the game for anybody else.
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