"High, Low, Piccolo!"


A “hands-on” approach to learning! These fun clapping games combine movement in rhythmic patterns and sequences with rhymes and recitation for non-competitive cooperative play for all ages. The experience of calling and clapping helps improve fine motor skills, bilateral coordination, social skills, impulse control, and has cognition-boosting effects for all ages.


Perfect for home, trips, camps, and after-school sessions. Included are versions of all-time favorites, hand games that are fresh and new, and songs creatively extended for longer play. Levels of difficulty vary. Additional games, instructions, and video link variations can be found online in the LYRICS (above right). You may have to copy and paste the links into your browser.



  • Play independently, with a partner, or in a group. Links to how the games are usually played are provided for most songs. Make up your own clapping patterns and sequences.

  • There are no set rules on how any clapping game can be played, and there are variations to every game. Be creative!

  • Simplify the games by slowing the actions down for younger children and using simple, repetitive moves, or challenge yourself by speeding up or using a more complex series of moves.

  • Any clapping game can be slowed down to a series of 2 or 3 simple claps or pats. Cross the mid-lines and modify the game to the children's abilities. Pats can be on the lap or shoulders, and claps can be independent or with a partner. An example of a simple 1-2-3 variation with a partner is shown below. Try memorizing the first verse and repeatedly clapping and chanting it before adding on additional verses and moves. Clapping simple patterns to any and all of the songs is encouraged.

  • Additional video for reference is in production.

Format: CD - Music

UPC: 698731-00024-8

For preschool thru all ages!
Approx. running time: 26 min.


$14.99 each

Sound Bites

Related terms and phrases:

  • Clapping games and chants

  • Early childhood songs and activities

  • Preschool music & movement activities

  • Camp songs and activities

  • Songs with fine motor skills

  • Songs for childcare programs

  • Preschool clapping songs

  • Fine motor games for all ages​

  • After-school activities

  • Songs for rhythm and coordination

  • Preschool songs for cooperative play 

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