Clapping Games for Little Girls

Do you remember the fun you had as a little girl? I was thinking back to the days I would play clapping games with my friends, making up rhymes and reciting old classic rhymes from yesteryear.

One of my all time favourites and one I can not wait to sing with my 4 year old daughter (my eldest is too old to play anymore, now she is a teenage) is “Miss Mary Mack, Mack, Mack”

Miss Mary Mack, Mack, Mack,
All dressed in black, black, black,
With silver button, button, buttons,
All down her back, back, back.

She asked her mother, mother, mother,
For fifty cent, cent, cents,
To see the elephant, elephant, elephants,
Jump the fence, fence, fence.

They jumped so high, high, high,
They touched the sky, sky, sky,
And didn’t come back, back, back
Till the fourth of July, July, July.

Another favourite is “Three Sailors Went to Sea, Sea, Sea”

Three sailors went to sea, sea, sea,
To see what they could sea, sea, sea,
But all that they could sea, sea, sea,
Was the bottom of the deep blue sea, sea, sea.


“One Potato, Two Potato”

One potato, two potato, three potato, four,
five potato, six potato, seven potato more.
Icha bacha, soda cracker,
Icha bacha boo.
Icha bacha, soda cracker, out goes Y-O-U!

(This chant is used to find the first person to be “It” when beginning a game. All players put their fisted hands together in a circle and one person starts the chant by tapping each fist in succession. When “Y-O-U” is said, the person whose fist is tapped puts that fist behind their back. Then the chant starts again with the chanter starting with the fist of someone else. As soon as one person has both hands out of the circle they are “It”. )