Mary Mack is a clapping game played by children in English-speaking countries. In the game, two children stand or sit opposite to each other, and clap hands in tune to a rhyming song. The same song is also used as a jumprope rhyme.
Excerpt from Wikipedia.org
Lyrics for ‘Miss Mary Mack’
Miss Mary Mack, Mack, Mack,
All dressed in black, black, black,
With silver buttons, buttons, buttons,
All down her back, back, back.
She asked her mother, mother, mother,
For 50 cents, cents, cents,
To see the elephants, elephants, elephants,
Jump over the fence, fence, fence.
More lyrics at MakingMusicFun.net
Clapping Game for ‘Miss Mary Mack’
The clapping pattern for Miss Mary Mack is:
1. Clap your hands together
2. Cross arms in front of your chest
3. Clap your hands together
4. Clap hands with your partner three times
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