Enjoy clapping game with Pat-a-cake

"Pat-a-cake", also well-known as "Patty-cake" or "Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, Baker's man" is not only one of the widely known nursery rhymes but also kids' favorite clapping games. It is one of the oldest surviving nursery rhymes, which was published in 1698. 
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Modern lyrics to the rhyme are as follows:
Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker's man.
Bake me a cake as fast as you can
Roll it, pat it, mark it with a "B"
And put it in the oven for baby and me!

Sometimes, parents ask their child to replace "B" and "baby" with kid's first letter initial and first name.

Origin and songwriter
Before learning how to play a clapping game while singing the nursery rhyme, let's learn about its origin. The songwriter of "Pat-a-cake" is not known. Although the earliest recorded version appeared in a play, 'The Campaigners' by Thomas D'Urfey's in 1698.

Later, another version of the rhyme appeared in Mother Goose's Melody and lyrics were as follows:
Patty Cake, Patty Cake,
Baker's Man;
That I will Master,
As fast as I can;
Pat it and prick it,
And mark it with a T,
And there will be enough for Tommy and me.

Marking pastry or baked goods with an identifiable mark may stem from a time when households that did not own an oven of their own could have brought their items to the baker so that they could bake their item by paying a small fee. The pastry was marked to ensure the owner of the item.

Enjoy clapping game with Pat-a-cake
Pat-a-cake nursery rhyme is often accompanied by hand-clapping between two players, which is a clapping game. It is played and enjoyed by people of all ages all over the world. The clapping game is generally a non-competitive game, in which children clap hands as a rhythmic accompaniment to a singing of a nursery rhyme. Hand-clapping is usually simple; a player claps with two-handed claps with the partner. To make the clapping sequence complex, the hands are crossed by the players. Be it a simple or complex sequence of hand clapping, both communications skills and coordination is required between the two players.

So kids, enjoy the clapping game along with your friends while singing or reciting "Pat-a-cake" nursery rhyme!!!