Plainsies Clapsies

This fantastic ball game can be done with any number of children - even one child!

It's great for:

  • co-ordination
  • use as a brain-break (even for older children)
  • working with the melodic element 'la'.
  • working with the rhythmic element 'triplet'.
  • fun!

Teaching suggestion: while this game is traditionally played with a ball, you can use anything that can be easily caught that is not breakable; eg a scarf or a soft toy would also work. If using a ball, larger balls are easier for young children.

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Kodály Analysis:

Plainsies Clapsies Theme: Exercise Games: Action ; Ball
Partner: Form: Song Type:
Scale: Tritonic CSP: F - B Age: Lower Primary - Lower Secondary
Tones: m finalis s l Rhythm:  
Melodic: s l s ; s m finalis ; m s
Prep: , l
MC:
Prac: l

 

Origin: Traditional
Source: Music: kodaly.hnu.edu

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