Rat A Tat Tat
Children will love to sing and dance
along with this fun kid’s nursery rhyme song!
Who is that?
Only Grandma’s pussy cat!
What do you want?
A bowl of milk!
Where’s your money?
In my pocket!
Where’s your pocket?
I forgot it!
Oh you funny, funny pussy cat!
- Singing help to build language and memory skills, it’s also FUN!
- Children listen to “Rat a Tat Tat.”
- Choose a child to take the lead part and the rest of the class takes the group part
- Choose children to create and make the sound effects.
- Use paper plate, material, pipe cleaners, buttons, felt tip pens or paint to create a cat.
- Explore the movements of a cat e.g. stretching, creeping, crawling, scurrying, pouncing etc.
- Teacher plays a beat on a drum (or claps hands) while children do their cat move. When the teacher changes the speed of the beat (tempo) the children do another cat move.
- Sing and read along to the YouTube song to achieve multi-sensory learning “Do it, see it and hear it!”
Print out the song PDF
- Read the song lyrics – ask children a variety of questions.
- Re-read the song lyrics and ask children to join in.
- Recognise and use a variety of punctuation when reading. “ ” ! ? . ,
- Look at print and conventions (bold, italics).
- Talk about interesting/challenging words and discuss what they mean.
- Word study – phonic knowledge, compound words, rhyming word, contractions etc.