Traditional American Playparties

I teach traditional American Playparties and clapping games for all ages. These are the singing and movement games that were enjoyed before the advent of radio, TV, and the internet.

Playparties work best with a mix of younger and older children and adults—they’re not about performance, but about joyful participation. Think human origami!

I love putting these games back into our collective memory; for instance, sometimes these games show up later on playgrounds, continuing a childhood tradition that has been going on for hundreds of years.

Forty to forty-five minutes is a good length of time for this workshop.
You can contact me here for more information and to book a workshop.

Coming Soon: A video introduction to my playparty workshops.