Pattycake Partners

Pattycake Partners is a wonderful activity for people ages 6 – 100! This video shows excerpts from many different Talking Hands Talking Feet summer camps and demonstrates many of the children’s fun ideas. We especially love the warmth and trust this activity engenders.

Here’s how to create short cameos over the period of one week:
First create teams of two people (it can also work with 4).
The daily sessions can be anywhere from 15-40 minutes, we usually do just 20 minutes.
Find music everyone enjoys moving to and has a good rhythm and speed for pattycake.
Each team comes up with their own ideas including pattycake and other movements. If they have never done this before, you can show them some ideas to get them started.
Each day each team adds just a few new ideas. Each day they practice what they did the previous days to start and then add a bit more. At the end of some of the sessions each team can show the others what they have so far.
On the 5th day, they practice what they have created and get ready for the performance later that day. Pattycake partners is just one of many other pieces we prepare during the week.

Pattycake Partners

Pattycake Partners is a wonderful activity for people ages 6 – 100! This video shows excerpts from many different Talking Hands Talking Feet summer camps and demonstrates many of the children’s fun ideas. We especially love the warmth and trust this activity engenders.

Here’s how to create short cameos over the period of one week:
First create teams of two people (it can also work with 4).
The daily sessions can be anywhere from 15-40 minutes, we usually do just 20 minutes.
Find music everyone enjoys moving to and has a good rhythm and speed for pattycake.
Each team comes up with their own ideas including pattycake and other movements. If they have never done this before, you can show them some ideas to get them started.
Each day each team adds just a few new ideas. Each day they practice what they did the previous days to start and then add a bit more. At the end of some of the sessions each team can show the others what they have so far.
On the 5th day, they practice what they have created and get ready for the performance later that day. Pattycake partners is just one of many other pieces we prepare during the week.