Three Little Kittens

Three Little Kittens nursery rhyme lesson plans for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten

Three Little Kittens Theme Activities for Preschool and kindergarten

Three Kittens Books

5 Day Three Little Kitten Lesson Plan

Day 1:

  • Read The Three Little Kittens book to class.
  • Re-tell the rhyme using The Three Little Kittens flannel board.
  • Sing The Three Little Kittens song (see resources section below) Show the book and turn the pages as you sing the song.

Day 2:

  • Read The Three Little Kittens book to class.
  • Introduce The Three Little Kittens pocket chart. Have one student come to front and point to the words while whole class says rhyme.
  • Sing The Three Little Kittens song, show the book and turn the pages as you sing the song.

Day 3:

  • Read The Three Little Kittens book to class.
  • Review The Three Little Kittens pocket chart. Have one student come to front and point to the words while whole class says rhyme.
  • Sing The Three Little Kittens song, show the book and turn the pages as you sing the song.

Day 4:

  • Read The Three Little Kittens book to class
  • Review The Three Little Kittens pocket chart. Have one student come to front and point to the words while whole class says rhyme.
  • Sing The Three Little Kittens song, show the book and turn the pages as you sing the song.

Day 5:

  • Read The Three Little Kittens book to class
  • Review The Three Little Kittens pocket chart. Have one student come to front and point to the words while whole class says rhyme.
  • Sing The Three Little Kittens song, show the book and turn the pages as you sing the song.
  • Act out rhyme with entire class.

Three Little Kitten Activities

Act Out the Nursery Rhyme
Materials: 3 sets of mittens, pie pan
Select three students to be “Three Little Kittens” and another student to be the “mother”. Have the three students hide their mittens around the room. As the children are acting out the rhyme have the whole class say the rhyme out loud with you. Continue acting out the rhyme until all students have had a turn to be one of the characters in the rhyme.

Mitten Clothesline
Materials: clothesline, clothespins, wallpaper sample books, die-cut machine
Use old wallpaper samples (your local wallpaper/paint store will probably donate old sample books to you) and die-cut pairs of mittens, one pair per child. Next, string a clothesline in your classroom and put enough clothespins on it for every pair of mittens. Hide one of the mittens from each pair around the classroom and pass out the other half to the class. The students have to find the “lost” mate to their mitten by looking at the pattern of the wallpaper and then hanging them up on the clothesline.

More Nursery Rhyme Resources

Download the printable Nursery Rhyme Books, Charts, and MP3 Songs from Dr. Jean

Printable Nursery Rhyme Packet includes mp3s from Dr. Jean

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