Who knew this big hand clapper that lights up when the hands slap together could provide so much fun for one little seven year old boy? I never would have thunk it-- but it has.
For the last few days, Jonny has been begging me to play the "Clapper" game. It goes a little something like this. I make up questions like, What letter comes before X?, or If you had $1.50 and bought some candy for $.40 how much would you have left over?, or How do you spell Wednesday?, and when the child answers it right Jonny uses the clapper to clap really loud for the person along with everyone else clapping. Don't ask me why-- but the game is a big hit with him and most of the other kids too. So tonight I finally set aside some time and played with him--- and "G" and later Sveta joined us. It was "G"s first time and the three of us had a blast playing for the first 15 minutes. The two of them especially loved when I came up with questions like-- If you saw Adam make 24 tacos, and then an elephant stomped up the stairs to hide in my closet, then how doughnuts did we eat on Wednesday?
Of course we ended our game with each of us doing our own little "Clapper" dance. At first "G" was shy but after she saw all of us do it-- yes including me-- she got up and did her very own "Clapper"dance.
Now Sveta hopes the tooth fairy brings her her very own Big Hand Clapper tonight!
So what do you do with your kids for fun?