Miss Mary Mack: Clapping Rhyme

Miss Mary Mack
Text Traditional; Actions Traditional

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 fifteen cents, cents, cents
To see the elephants, elephants, elephants
Jump the fence, fence, fence.

They jumped so high, high, high
They touched the sky, sky sky,
And they didn’t come back, back, back
Till the Fourth of July, ly, ly,

Miss- Clap both hands together / Mary- Cross arms in front of chest / Mack- Clap both of partner’s hands at same time / Mack- Clap both of partner’s hands at same time / Mack- Clap both of partner’s hands at same time / Repeat actions for rest of lines

Age Participation: Ages 5 to 10 years

Skills Utilized/Reinforced: Fine motor skill (Clapping) ; Laterality/Directionality

Possible Modifications: See Basic or Advanced Clapping Rhythms

Themes: Songs ; Elephants ; Holiday (Independence Day – US) ; Color

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