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Pat-A-Cake Nursery Rhyme Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities

Activities Materials

The activities are adaptable for children 2 to 6 years old, toddlers, preschool and kindergarten.

This rhyme is ideal to introduce The baker, a community helper. Visit the baker theme to incorporate other activities and crafts.

Reading and singing the nursery rhyme - Pat-a-cake:

  • Print or read from the screen the nursery rhyme poster - Pat-a-cake or view in YouTube
  • Visit this link for music and lyrics to create excitement and motivation. 
  • Discuss the image with the children.  Ask them what do they see happening. Can they recognize the baker? 
  • Make sure to do a finger/hand play demonstration of the nursery rhyme first. Mimic placing the cake inside an oven and patting the hand, tracing letter B in the palm of the hand or the child's first name initial and say the child's name in the rhyme text.
  • Repeat the rhyme slowly and the children can repeat by verse. 

This nursery rhyme is particularly effective for children to learn the first letter of their name.

Coloring page activities
Review coloring pages in the materials column to incorporate or send home as "home fun projects" and for parents at home to have activities over the weekend too!  Make sure to provide a variety of coloring and painting materials as well as methods to decorate the pages.

Baking activities  > Nutrition, following instructions, measuring and sequencing
pat-a-cake color poster
Print or read from the screen 
Pat-a-cake color poster

pat-a-cake nursery rhyme coloring page
Pat-a-cake baker
with text | no text

Baker coloring pages
Teddy bear baker

Bread with baker's hat

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letter b baker printable activities
Letter B Baker printable activities
* white paper
* coloring and writing tools