Did anyone play hand clap games as a kid?
I distinctly remember singing a song in camp with my hand slap/clap friends which was based off an Oreo commercial. (And it wasn't the jingle from the eighties -- Ice cold milk and an Oreo cookie/ They forever go together, a classic combination/When a dark delicious cookie meets an icy cold sensation., etc. That's a good lyric, but one we clapped too was about twisting them open.)
But now I can't find either the lyrics, a video clip, or a sequence of the claps. But it was distinctive, and you would think someone in their forties would have remembered this from childhood and posted in teh internets.
It had to do with twisting the chocolate wafers off, as I've said. The hand slap started with your own hands clapped together. Then you brushed the back of your hands against the back of your partners, first on the left then on the right. Then you held the backs of your hands together, separated your hands, and clapped against your partners hands above, clapped your own, and then below, keeping your back-to-back hands stationary the whole time. I don't remember the rest of the sequence.
Both my girls are now doing Miss Mary Mack; Miss Suzy Had a Steamboat; Slide, Slide, Baby; Rockin Robin; and Cinderella Dressed in Yella. It's been fun, but the Oreo memory is making me a touch crazy.
Does anyone remember this?
Maybe it was only a Quinebarge camp thing? No. I remember the commercial -- one girl had long braids, hair parted in the middle.