I remember being on the playground at school and we had 20 minutes to do whatever we wanted for recess. One of my favorite activities were clapping games. I so enjoyed connecting with other girls in this way. It was great fun to see how fast we could get going while chanting clapping rhymes.
Devin, Tiff and Ivy have shown interest in learning the games I played as a child. I found a few websites which bring me back to the day when we were let free, outside in the sunshine after sitting at a desk for hours. I love passing these childhood rhymes down to my kids.
Here Ivy and I are sitting on the kitchen table clapping and chanting to "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.
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!