A Tisket A Tasket

Lyrics

(Folk song)

A tisket, a tasket,
A green and yellow basket.
I wrote a letter to my love (friend)
And on the way I dropped it.

Game

Formation: Students sit in a circle on the floor.

One student (“It”) carries a basket and walks around behind the other students as everyone sings the song. At the end of the song, “It” puts the basket behind a student, then runs around the circle while the other student picks up the basket and chases the first person around the circle and tries to tag the student. The chasing stops when the student who was “It” reaches the space the second student was just occupying.

See also

YouTube

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  • Printable & Digital Visuals
  • Song with chords, Lesson ideas for Rhythm (half notes, syncopation), Orff Arrangement  (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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