“A Tisket A Tasket” is another popular nursery rhyme and children's song, which originated in America. Although the songwriter is not known, it is believed that it was recorded in the late nineteenth century.
Rhyming game for kids to enjoy
Many kids' songs and nursery rhymes are turned into games by adding actions or activities to them. Similarly, young children and kids enjoy “A Tisket A Tasket” as a rhyming game, which is still ruling the playgrounds. During the leisure hours, kids gather in the park or playground and have fun playing the rhyming game. Such games not only keep the little ones entertained, but also helps in developing kinesthetic pattern recall, gaining sequential recall, boosting spatial awareness and enhancing social skills and interaction with others.
“A Tisket A Tasket” nursery rhyme first became popular as a children's rhyming game in the United States in 1879. Kids and young children enjoys dancing in a circle while singing or reciting the rhyme. One of the players run outside of the circle and drops the handkerchief. The nearest child, behind whom the handkerchief is dropped will then pick it up and chase the dropper. If the chaser catches the dropper, either will join the circle or have to tell the name of his/her sweetheart.
So next time when you are looking for some fun, gather all your friends and enjoy rhyming game while singing “A Tisket A Tasket” nursery rhyme. It's fun, entertaining and helps you stay physically fit.
Lyrics to A Tisket A Tasket children's song
Early printed lyrics to the nursery rhyme was as follows:
A green and yellow basket
I wrote a letter to my love
And on the way I dropped it,
I dropped it, I dropped it,
And on the way I dropped it.
A little boy he picked it up
And put it in his pocket.
Different versions of the A Tisket A Tasket kids' song have been found at some places. Children sometimes replace the second line with “I lost my yellow basket”. While in other variants, the last line of the verse is replaced with “A little girl picked it up and put it in her pocket”.