This nursery rhyme printable pack is the last in my five-part lesson series. Some of the activities throughout the series may be too tough for your preschool-aged child, but I wanted to try to create activities that could reach a variety of learners. I really love this I’m A Little Teapot nursery rhyme lesson pack. It includes so many I’m a little teapot activities; a little art, some rhyming, counting and number recognition, and writing. If all these activities seem daunting, you may want to check out my Lunch Break Learning, which is a preschool plan with just one simple activity a day. Check it out here.
Preparing The I’m A Little Teapot Activities
Gather your materials. You will need the printable pack, scissors, something to mark a place like bingo chips or buttons, some small dishes or baskets, a tray, paint, crayons, and a pencil. I love using trays because it keeps everything in one place. You can find the trays I use in my class with this affiliate link –> Preschool Trays.
Start by printing out the I’m A Little Teapot activities printable pack here.<– click on this to see the pdf and print.
Cut out the counting, hot or cold, and rhyming cards.
I’m A Little Teapot Printable
Print out and place the I’m A Little Teapot nursery rhyme printable on the wall with some tape. Make it visible so that your child will see that the words on the paper are the words you are reciting. Learning that text translates to oral language is foundational for literacy. In every one of these lesson packets I create, I try hard to balance various areas of learning, but reading and reciting the nursery rhyme is a must. Remember the nursery rhyme lesson is all based on the rhyme so take time going over it.
Show your child the printable and ask them what they think the rhyme might be about. Use the pictures for clues.
Recite it together. I always sing I’m a little teapot with actions to get a little gross motor development today too!
I’m A Little Teapot Science Activity – Hot or Cold?
This activity turns this classic nursery rhyme on its side and uses different animals and how they move to get your child moving.
After you print this out, cut the pictures out and grab red and blue paper or small bowls.
Invite your child to come look at the pictures with you and decide if they show something hot or cold. Place the cold items in the blue bowl or on the blue paper, and the hot ones in the red bowl. This is also a great time to talk about safety!
I’m A Little Teapot Literacy Activity
For this activity, cut the four rhyming cards out and grab some buttons to use as markers. Ask your child to tell you what each item on the card is. Ask if any of the items have names that sound the same. Mark the things that do. Repeat with the remaining cards.
How Many Teacups? Counting Activity
This is a simple counting activity but you may be surprised to find out your preschooler can count, and recognize numbers but hasn’t put the two skills together yet. This activity works on that.
How Do You Make Tea? Writing Activity
This activity is very flexible. It’s all about writing together. It does not have to be a real recipe. Maybe your child thinks tea is made with rainbows and unicorns, AWESOME! It’s just about writing our directions. Procedural writing is a fun exercise in thinking through a process and using words to transfer information.
Tea Cup Craft For Preschool
Use whatever you have on hand to decorate this teacup. We used paint and glitter paint, but you can use glue and sequins, watercolor, or crayons. The sky and your craft cupboard really are the only limitations.
To see all the other nursery rhyme lesson printable packs in this series, click here.