1-2-3 Clap

1-2-3 Clap

Millersville University

Campus Recreation

Ropes Course

Name of Activity

1,2,3 Clap

from The More the Merrier by Sikes, Evans, and Cavert,




Fun warm up game


Script: Please find a place to stand where you can see me and put your arms out in front of you without touching anyone else.  There are two rules to this mental challenge.  The first is that you must keep your eyes open and watching me.  Blinking is acceptable.  The second rule is that you will clap your hands together when I say the word “clap.”

As a facilitator you physically clap before you say the word “clap,” and see how many participants follow your physical actions and not you words.


No processing, just a fun activity.

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