Our nursery rhyme theme continues! Pat a Cake Nursery Rhyme Activities were probably one of our favorites – I’m thinking this is because it involved cake! Check out our sequencing activity, cupcake baking and cupcake Invitation to Create.
Pat a Cake Nursery Rhyme Activities
Pat-a-Cake, pat-a-cake, baker’s man. This nursery rhyme book is full of nursery rhymes with adorable pictures.
Our nursery rhyme posters are all displayed around our room.
I love these simple story sequence cards! At first glance, they seem “too easy”. Let’s take a closer look. I lay out the cards randomly. I ask a child, “What’s happening in this picture?” We really dissect it, using all the clues in the picture to tell a story. Then we go through the other cards. Next, we put the cards in sequence, using the blank card at the end. I ask, “What do you think happens next?” That pretty much covers it, but consider putting that blank card in a different place. What could we say happens that we don’t see in the picture? Using the words first, second, third and fourth, as well as next, helps children understand the sequence of events and tell their own stories.
What can you do to help out in the kitchen? Everyone helped decorate the cake with foam heart shapes. Number cards were included in this activity so the children could take turns drawing a card and placing that number of hearts on the cake. It ended up being a free for all. Ah well… some days are like that.
Pat-A-Cake day fell right before Valentine’s Day so for our party treat, we made cupcakes.
Everyone got to help make the cupcakes. They took their jobs seriously and made very yummy cupcakes.
Each child frosted and decorated their own cupcake. Yum!
Invitation to Create Cupcake Art
Loved this Invitation to Create! How fun is this – making pretend cupcakes! The cupcake photo is just so attractive, of course, everyone was interested in this project!
Supplies include: cupcake liners, small paper bags, paint mixed with saving cream for frosting and sprinkles.
It was a little challenging to get the crumpled paper bag to stick to the cupcake liner so some kids were frustrated with that. I could have offered a cupcake pan for the kids to make their project in. It would hold the shape better until it dried.
Paint mixed with shaving cream and glue is fabulous for “frosting”! It’s more realistic than regular paint.
The most anticipated part – adding the sprinkles! We also added a couple acrylic jewels to the top.
It took several days for these to dry with all the glue and paint involved.
We could open our own bakery!
A wonderful Invitation to Create for Pat-a-Cake day!