Let’s take a closer look at this collection of A Tisket A Tasket nursery rhyme resources.

The combination of printable activities will help your kids build language, rhyming, vocabulary, reading, and fluency skills.  


These resources are a fun way to engage your active learners in Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes. 

At the end of the post, you will find links to other popular nursery rhymes posts. 

The Origin of A Tisket A Tasket

A Tisket A Tasket was first recorded in America in 1879. Later in 1938, Ella Fitzgerald used this original lyric for a highly regarded recording.

This nursery rhyme song was first used as a children’s song and rhyming game.

Free Nursery Rhyme Poetry Notebook for Kids

Get your kids excited for reading with a fun poetry notebook.

Creating a notebook of poems is easy, takes almost no prep time, and is a powerful learning tool!


A Tisket A Tasket Lyrics

Use in musical games or as a learning tool. There are endless ways for your eager children will have fun with this rhyme about a little boy and a little girl.

A Tisket, a tasket,

a green and yellow basket.

I wrote a letter to my friend,

and on the way I dropped it. 

I dropped it, I dropped it, 

and on the way I dropped it.

The little boy, he picked it up,

and put it in his pocket. 

By the second line, kids are visualizing a little yellow basket. This single thing will draw their interest and ignite their imagination.


A Tisket A Tasket Activities

If you/re in a hurry, and need to print these homeschool or classroom activities immediately, you can purchase this Bundle of A Tisket, A Tasket activities.


The bundle includes all of the resources listed below. Teachers and parents love the bundle to save them time and money.  Grab it HERE or on TPT.

Write the Room

This Nursery Rhyme Write the Room is an interactive, hands-on, activity to build vocabulary, reading, writing, rhyming, and concepts of print.

  • Level 1 vocabulary picture cards have the word printed on the bottom.
  • Level 2 cards DO NOT have the word on the card. Instead, these are for the kids who want to try and spell them using inventive spelling.

Post the picture cards around the room, and watch as the students become eager to write their favorite nursery rhyme characters on their record sheet.

This write the room activity is great for visual and kinesthetic learners.

Ways to Use Write the Room:

  • Vocabulary Write the Room
  • Writing Center
  • Supplemental to Rhyming lessons
  • Nursery Rhyme center
  • Nursery Rhyme Sensory Bin
  • Pocket Chart Cards for Retelling and Sequencing
  • Sub plans
  • tutoring
  • Extra language arts practice at home / homework activity

Nursery Rhyme Sequencing Cards 

Your kids are going to love retelling A Tisket A Tasket with this Nursery Rhymes Sequencing worksheet.

  • Read / Retell
  • Cut and paste sequencing picture cards
  • Draw a picture

A 4-sequence puzzle is great for young children in Prek, Kindergarten, and First Grade to retell short stories, folk tales, etc.

The kids will read, sequence, and draw a picture of this popular nursery rhyme.

Simply print and go! No prep, and easy differentiation!!

Give your advanced kids a challenge with writing a sentence about their favorite part rather than drawing a picture.

A Tisket A Tasket Build a Poem

Build a Poem is an interactive pocket chart center to build the classic nursery rhyme.

This is the type of pocket chart center the kids WANT to go back to, over and over.

After you display the short rhyme, and recite it a couple times, they become eager to build the poem using the word cards.

Every word is printed on a separate card, with a red glitter border, and a small graphic of a boy with a sweet little basket to represent this favorite rhyme.

The matching clipart is great for organizing, sorting, and to keep students from misplacing them with other familiar nursery rhymes.

A Tisket A Tasket Printable Poems

These printable poems are great to display as the poem of the day, or poem of the week, in reading groups. 

In addition to the A Tisket A Tasket Bundle, you can also find these poems in the Black and White and Colored Nursery Rhymes bundles.  

Now only will your kids love these fun poetry activities, they will also love to read other nursery rhyme books.

At the end of this post, you will find a link to see our favorite nursery rhyme book list.

A Tisket, A Tasket Color by Codes

Practice shapes, numbers to 10, letters, and sight words with these Nursery Rhymes, Color by Code printables.

Included in the Color by Code set:

You will get one nursery rhyme coloring page for each skill listed below.

  • Shapes
  • Numbers to 10
  • Alphabet
  • Sight Words

(Answer keys included)

These are perfect as homework, morning work, practice sheets for small groups or tutoring, and a fun ELA center activity.

These printables are great for Prek, kindergarten, and as a first grade review.

Bundle of A Tisket A Tasket Activities 

Now that you’ve seen all of the fun resources, you know how much fun the kids will have!

To help save you money and time, we have put together a Bundle of A Tisket A Tasket printable activities.

Purchase the bundle of printables from the Little Learning Corner Store or on TPT.  

Before you go, here are more posts you’ll love:

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Enhancing Homeschool Curriculum with Poems and Nursery Rhymes

Teaching the Alphabet without Nursery Rhymes

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The Best Nursery Rhymes for Kids

Popular Nursery Rhyme Songs


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