Miss Mary Mack

Jump into the rhythm of "Miss Mary Mack"! Explore the song's catchy lyrics, watch our sing-along video, and enjoy fun clapping games in our article.


Miss Mary Mack song lyrics

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 fifty 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 didn't come back, back, back 'Til the 4th of July, ly, ly!

Miss Mary Mack

About the Miss Mary Mack song

Ah, “Miss Mary Mack”! A classic that’s been echoing in playgrounds and living rooms for ages. It’s like a joyous concoction of rhythm, words, and life lessons, all neatly tied up with a bow.

Who knew a little hand-clapping could go such a long way?

In this contagious rhyme, Miss Mary Mack dons her silver buttons and heads off to see her mother. There’s money to be paid, elephants to jump, and hey, some singing and clapping, too! The repetition and hand motions keep everyone hooked from start to finish.

The moral of the story? Life is a whole lot better when you can clap along and enjoy the simple things!

Miss Mary Mack

What can your child learn from it?

Hand-eye coordination, to kick things off! This rhyme is an absolute treasure for developing those fine motor skills. But it’s not just about the clapping; the song also teaches early literacy through its catchy lyrics and rhythm. We’re talking phonics, rhyme, and rhythm—oh my!

Tips for teaching “Miss Mary Mack”

Start with teaching the hand-clapping pattern. You clap, they clap, everyone claps! It’s a great way to sync up and get the motor skills going.

You can totally swap out words to diversify the vocabulary. Maybe Miss Mary Mack wears red today, or maybe she wants to see kangaroos. Get creative!

And don’t just sing it, be it! Act out the words with gestures and facial expressions. Trust us, your kids will eat it up!

If you’ve got any instruments—or even makeshift ones like pots and spoons—now’s the time to break them out. The more noise, the merrier!

And remember, the biggest tip of all: let yourself have a blast with it!

Until the next rhyme time, keep clapping and laughing!