Clapping Fours


“Clapping Fours” is an icebreaker that can be used between sessions to wake up the participants.


  • 15 minutes


  • None


  1. Ask the participants to sit or stand in one big circle.
  2. The participants will count off aloud, one at the time, starting from number one.
  3. Whenever a multiple of four is reached, the person whose turn it is will clap instead of counting aloud (one, two, three, “clap”, five, six,
    seven, “clap”, nine, etc…)
  4. A person who makes a mistake will be eliminated.
  5. Every time when somebody makes a counting or clapping mistake begin again counting from number one.
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