Pat-a-Cake is such a classic nursery rhyme, which makes it the perfect place to start our new series of nursery rhyme inspired lesson plans for preschool! Of course, you know I love to scour the library for all the related books on our themes, and put them into a quick reference book list for you. This list of Pat-a-Cake nursery rhyme books for kids includes a mix of traditional rhyme books and some fun pictures books about baking cakes.
Getting Started with Nursery Rhymes
To prepare for a nursery rhyme lesson in your classroom, be sure to add a good nursery rhyme collection to your class library. Kids will love looking at rhymes over and over again once they learn the words. Some teachers choose to weave in nursery rhymes throughout the school year, or to dedicate full theme to a specific nursery rhyme as kids show an interest or it ties into other related themes. There’s no wrong way to introduce nursery rhymes. Just have fun with them!
GET A FULL WEEK OF NURSERY RHYME INSPIRED LESSON PLANS WITH OUR PRINTABLE PAT-A-CAKE NURSERY RHYME LESSON PLANS.
Pat-a-Cake Nursery Rhyme Books for Kids
Pat-a-Cake by Mary Brigid Barrett
In the book Pat-a-Cake, this fun rhyme creates a tactile world of exploration for toddlers with beautiful illustrations and silly verses.
Pat-a-Cake Baby by Joyce Dunbar
Pat-a-Cake Baby tells the story about how pat-a-cake baby dresses up as a chef to make a very special cake just in time for a special guest!
Stir Crack Whisk Bake by Maddie Frost
In the adorable board book Stir Crack Whisk Bake, your little ones will learn all about the magic of baking cupcakes without ever leaving their bedroom in this first kids baking book.
Rude Cakes by Rowboat Watkins
Rude Cakes tells the story about a not so nice cake who never says please or thank you and doesn’t listen to his parents. This hilarious story tells little ones about the importance of being kind and how even the meanest cake can change his ways.
Bake a Rainbow Cake! by Amirah Kassem
In this interactive board book Bake a Rainbow Cake! you can help create the Flour Shop’s incredible rainbow cake!
Jake Bakes Cakes by Gerald Hawksley
Follow Jake in Jake Bakes Cakes as he tells all about how he bakes cakes and what he does at the end of a day of baking.
Marigold Bakes a Cake by Mike Malbrough
In this delightful tale Marigold Bakes a Cake, we learn about a cat named Marigold who ends up messing up the kitchen trying to bake a cake and doesn’t even have a cake to show for all the mess at the end.
Dough Knights and Dragons by Dee Leone
Dough Knights and Dragons tells the heartwarming story about a knight and a dragon and their plan to bake something delicious to save their friendship.
Who Made This Cake? by Chihiro Nakagawa
In the fun story Who Made This Cake?, we follow the tale of a bunch of little people who use big machines to make a giant cake!
Mooncake by Frank Asch
This heartwarming story Mooncake tells the story of Moonbear and Little Bird, and how Moonbear wants to know what the moon tastes like.
Bunny Cakes by Rosemary Wells
Bunny Cakes tells the story of Max who wants to make a cake for his Grandma, and his fight with his sister over what kind of cake to make.
Where Is Baby’s Birthday Cake? by Karen Katz
Where Is Baby’s Birthday Cake? lets your kids join in the fun as they all look to help find Baby’s birthday cake!
A Piece of Cake by LeUyen Pham
A Piece of Cake tells a story about generosity, creativity, and improvisation as Mouse tries to deliver the cake he’s made to his friend.
Whopper Cake by Karma Wilson
Whopper Cake tells a story about baking a whopper chocolate cake for grandma’s birthday.
Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake by Michael Kaplan
Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake tells the story of Betty Bunny and adds a charming perspective about patience especially when it comes to desserts.
Not an Alphabet Book: The Case of the Missing Cake by Eoin McLaughlin
Not an Alphabet Book: The Case of the Missing Cake tells the story of a horrible crime! Someone has stolen the chocolate cake, so Bear goes out to find the culprit.
PRINTABLE NURSERY RHYME THEME LESSON PLANS
Extend the fun and learning with a comprehensive set of preschool lesson plans inspired by Pat-a-Cake.
This 273-page nursery rhyme lesson plan pack includes semi-editable lesson plans full of activity suggestions, preschool skills list, and the following supporting printables:
1) Pat-a-Cake nursery rhyme readers (in color and b/w)
2) Retelling Pieces (in color and b/w)
3) Sequencing Pieces (in color and b/w)
4) Retelling Wheel (in color and b/w)
5) Pocket Chart Words
6) Sentence Sequencing Strips
7) Letter/Sight Word Hunts with Answer Keys
8) Nursery Rhyme Card and Retelling Stick Templates (in color and b/w)
9) Counting Candles Emergent Reader Counting Book (in color and b/w)
10) My Perfect Cake Planning Sheet
11) Word Family Activities (in color and b/w)
12) Word Family Letter Matching (in color and b/w)
13) Cake Colors Color Recognition Activity (in color and b/w)
14) Cupcake Decorating Note for Family
15) Cake Shapes (in color and b/w)
16) How to Bake a Cake Sequencing Activity (in color and b/w)
17) Uppercase and Lowercase Letter Cards for A to Z (in color and b/w)
18) Roll and Count Candle Game
19) 10 Real Photos
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