Slap My Hand

Students practice saying the months or days while trying to stay in the game.

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Originally submitted by Brent Badger on Dec 15, 2011.


  • A song with the months or days used in the lyrics. The students will need to know the song before they play the game.


  • Start by getting the students into a circle. Bigger classes may require 2 or 3 circles.
  • Each student hovers their right hand under the student to their right's hand. The left hand hovers over the student to their left's hand. Right hand under, left hand over.
  • The game starts when the song starts.
  • For every month or day of the week that the students sing, they clap their right hand upward. The left hand doesn't move yet.
  • When the last month or day (or target month or day) is spoken, students try to pull their left hand away so that it isn't touched.
  • If their left hand is clapped, they are out and move to the center of the circle in order to cheer on the remaining students.
  • The last two students are the winners.
  • Reset and repeat.


  • Inner circles can be created so that the "out" students can keep playing.
  • Choose a target month or day for the left hand pull.


  • Make sure students don't beat each other.

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Estimated time: 15-30 min

Submitted by: Englipedia Archive

June 17, 2019


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