I use this mostly in the primary school and grade one junior middle school. It is a great way to make pupils and students laugh from time to time, review counting skills and still proceed with teaching what you had to teach for the day. Whenever a student does something correctly, something worthy of praise like providing the correct answer to a question, I often say, "Clap for him/her one time!" The other students will clap their hands once. Sometimes I say, Clap for him/her two times. To this the students will clap their hands twice. I keep changing the number of times I ask them clap every time. But I always end with Clap for him/her zero times. At this point the students will not clap but it is always the case that one or two students will accidentally clap their hands. I will ask the student(s) who clapped out of turn to stand up and then I will say, One! Two! Three! The students will yell, Ha! Ha! Sometimes some students say more than two Ha!s. I immediately ask them to stand up and then count, One! Two! Three! The rest of the students will yell, Ha! Ha! Students who clapped more times than they are asked to clap are also suitable candidates for a Ha! Ha!
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