Clapping Game Pat a Cake
- Clapping Game, Hand and Finger Play and Physical Play
Pat a cake is a traditional clapping game.
At School 08
Age: 9 and 10
The girls used a traditional playground clapping pattern, rather than the simple clapping movements used when this rhyme is played with babies.
Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker's man,
Bake me a cake, as fast as you can.
Pat it and prick it and mark it with B,
And put it in the oven for baby and me.
This game was not observed, but demonstrated during discussion with a group of girls. One of the girls said that she learned this rhyme from her older sister, who is 14.