High five facts for kids
A high five is a hand gesture done with two people who want to express joy over an common achievement. The five refers to the five fingers on each hand.
It might mean "Good Job!". High fives are not done because a person is mad at someone else, even though doing one may hurt.
To do a high five, both people open one hand and raise it, and slap them together. It is morally wrong to slap someone in the face, instead of the hand. Sometimes this is confusing.
Depending on the situation, a high-five may be changed to a slap-n-slide of the palms.
One Person High Five: Clap/Clapping
Images for kids
The gesture might have originated in American professional sports. Photo of Drew Storen (right) and Wilson Ramos of the Washington Nationals in 2011.
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