Miss Mary Mack-Daddy

Do you remember that nursery rhyme or actually that catchy humorous poem “Miss Mary Mack” from childhood? I still do! Growing up as a child, this was one of those special moments with your best friend or sibling. I enjoyed it even more as a two-person clapping game (see video below) but the girls and I managed to play it with the three of us. It’s a good way to practice those motor skills and have fun at the same time. It never gets old.

If you don’t know it, here are the words:

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.

They jumped so high, high, high
They reached the sky, sky, sky
And they didn’t come back, back, back
‘Til the 4th of July, ly, ly!

There is a longer version and a very nice board book about Mary Mack. But M and I prefer to sing up to the 4th of July part. 😄

And for the clapping game with the rhyme, you can check out this video.

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A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song. - Maya Angelou

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