This song is used in a game of ball bouncing in Australia.


Check out the Hand Clapping Version on our Great Britain pages.

There's also an American version of Oliver Twist that an action song.

Game Instructions

"On the phrase 'bounce the ball', you bounce the ball, spin around and catch the ball as it comes up from the bounce. It's quite difficult so not for little children. Try it yourself. Quite a bit of coordination needed and position in space." -Maxien Bradley

In the video below they say "clap your hands" instead of "Bounce the ball"...

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Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Maxien Bradley for sharing this version of Oliver Twist!