Miss Mary Mack
This classic clapping game likely dates as far back as the Civil War, although its exact origins remain a mystery. It's a more complex version of Pat-a-Cake, with knee slaps, pinky hooks, and more. Show your grandchild how you used to play!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 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!