Kitten Games


MITTEN MATCH – After reading and/or learning THREE LITTLE KITTENS, we play mitten match. I have a clothesline with paper mittens hanging on it. Students come up and find a matching pair. Another variation is to hold up a single mitten and have a child come up and find its match. I also have real mittens that I got for $1 a pair at the Dollar Store. The kids love to put them on and play mitten match with them.


Three Little Kittens

Three little kittens,
They lost their mittens,
And they began to cry,
Oh, mother, dear,
We sadly fear,
Our mittens we have lost.
What! Lost your mittens,
You naughty kittens,
Then you shall have no pie.
Mee-ow, mee-ow, mee-ow, mee-ow,
Then you shall have no pie.
The three little kittens,
They found their mittens,
And they began to cry,
Oh, mother, dear,
See here, see here,
Our mittens we have found.
What, found your mittens,
Then you’re good kittens,
And you shall have some pie.
Purr-r, purr-r, purr-r, purr-r,
Then you shall have some pie.
The three little kittens,
Put on their mittens,
And soon ate up the pie.
Oh, mother, dear,
We sadly fear,
Our mittens we have soiled.
What! Soiled your mittens,
You naughty kittens,
And they began to sigh.
Mee-ow, mee-ow, mee-ow, mee-ow,
And they began to sigh.
The three little kittens,
They washed their mittens,
And hung them out to dry.
Oh, mother, dear,
Do you not hear,
Our mittens we have washed?
What! Washed your mittens?
Then you’re good kittens!
But I smell a rat close by.
Mee-ow, mee-ow, mee-ow, mee-ow,
We smell a rat close by.
My children love acting out this nursery rhyme by picking three children to be the kittens who have lost their mittens and hiding three mitten s around the room for the kittens to find.


 

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