Apple on a stick clapping game

Apple on a stick clapping game

Clapping games are a great way to improve your child's coordination and concentration skills. Apple on a stick is tricky, so watch the video below to see how it's done.

What you need:

  • an extra pair of hands

Number of players:


Apple on a stick makes me sick

makes my heart go two-46

Not because you're dirty, not because you're clean

Not because you kissed a boy behind a magazine

Girls, boys, having fun

Here comes a cat with an annoying hum

It can suibble it can squabble it can even do the splits

But I betcha, I betcha, you can do this

Close your eyes and count to 10

(close eyes)

If you stuff it up you're a big fat hen


You didn't stuff it up so you're my best friend

Hints and tips:

The game is made up of a few moves, repeated over and over in the same sequence. Watch the video to see the moves in slow motion.

1. Hands together, swish hands with other player.

2. Keep hands together, clap each outer hand to the middle.

3. Clap your outer hand to the other player's outer hand.  Do it above your joined together hands.

4. Clap each outer hand to the middle.

5. Take outer hands, go under joined hands in middle and grab hands cross-ways. Let go.

6. Grab over hands together cross-ways and pat your hip twice with your  free hand.

7. Take same hand (from hip) click it in the air twice then …

8. Slap that hand together front-ways in the middle.

9. Slap that hand backs together in the middle.

10. Each player puts their hands together again and … swish, start again.


  • Thanks to our sister company Kidspot Australia for creating the instructional video.

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