Rat A Tat Tat

Animal & Farm Rhymes

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Rat A Tat Tat Lyrics

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!

Rat A Tat Tat Learning Activities


  • 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.

Visual Art

  • 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.
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