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Hand Jives



Kentucky youngsters demonstrate traditional hand-clapping rhymes. LaKetta Caldwell and Veronica Clark of Paducah clap a game learned from their mother. Ogb Ukpai and Inyang Njoku clap a game that came from Nigeria.

Suggested Uses:

  • Have students do the rhymes shown or research and demonstrate other rhymes.
  • Show with African dance examples to compare and discuss rhythms.
  • Show to introduce the idea of documenting folklore; have students research another traditional children’s game.

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