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

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


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

Review the nursery rhyme video at YouTube and select the printable activities.

Reading and singing the nursery rhyme:

  • Print or read from the screen the nursery rhyme poster - Pat-a-cake or view in YouTube.
  • 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. It the child is very young just clap your hands.
    Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker's man. (clap hands with partner)
    Bake me a cake as fast as you can
    Roll it, (roll hands around)
    pat it, (tap hands together)
    and mark it with a B ('write' letter or child's name letter on palm)
    Put it in the oven for baby (or chidl's name) and me. (point to partner and then self)
  • 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. 

Baker theme coloring page activities >

Review coloring pages to incorporate or as send home activity for parents at child care or preschool facility! 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
Baker coloring pages

letter b baker printable activities
Letter B Baker printable activities