- Form a circle.
- The leader begins by clapping a simple rhythm; the group repeats.
- Continue in call-and-response style, letting the rhythm get more and more complex.
- Now send the clap around the circle: each person leads a clapping rhythm and the group repeats. You can go around the circle several times, encouraging participants to make their rhythms more complex.
- Ask for volunteers who would like to lead a series of clapping rhythms beginning simply and getting more complex.