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Lesson Plan: Rhymes for KG1

Learning Objectives: By the end of this lesson, students should be able to:

  1. Recite the rhymes “Baa Baa Black Sheep,” “Tick Says the Clock,” and “Hot Cross Buns.”
  2. Recognize and understand the key words in the rhymes.
  3. Engage in interactive activities related to rhymes.

Embedded Core Skills:

  • Listening and speaking skills
  • Vocabulary development
  • Rhyming words
  • Creative expression

Learning Materials:

  • Illustrated visuals of the rhymes
  • Picture cards related to the rhymes
  • A clock for “Tick Says the Clock”
  • Props for “Hot Cross Buns”

Content :

  1. Baa Baa Black Sheep
    Baa, baa, black sheep,
    Have you any wool?
    Yes, sir, yes, sir,
    Three bags full.
    One for my master,
    One for my dame,
    And one for the little boy
    Who lives down the lane.
  2. Tick Says the Clock
    Tick says the clock,
    What you have to do,
    Learn and play,
    And grow up too.
  3. Hot Cross Buns
    Hot cross buns,
    Hot cross buns,
    One a penny,
    Two a penny,
    Hot cross buns.



  1. Hot cross buns, hot cross ____.
    (a) cats
    (b) fun
    (c) runs
    (d) buns
  2. One a ____.
    (a) five
    (b) penny
    (c) elephant
    (d) rabbit
  3. Two a ____.
    (a) three
    (b) two
    (c) four
    (d) penny
  4. Hot cross ____.
    (a) cakes
    (b) friends
    (c) buns
    (d) dances
  5. Baa Baa Black Sheep is all about asking for ____.
    (a) apples
    (b) wool
    (c) songs
    (d) toys
  6. Tick says the clock reminds us to ____ and grow.
    (a) sleep
    (b) run
    (c) learn
    (d) swim
  7. Baa, baa, black sheep, have you any ____?
    (a) wool
    (b) cats
    (c) rain
    (d) cake
  8. Yes, sir, yes, sir, ____ bags full.
    (a) one
    (b) two
    (c) three
    (d) four
  9. One for my _____.
    (a) mother
    (b) master
    (c) friend
    (d) teacher
  10. One for my ____.
    (a) cat
    (b) brother
    (c) dame
    (d) rabbit
  11. And one for the little ____ who lives down the lane.
    (a) girl
    (b) dog
    (c) boy
    (d) bird
  12. Tick says the ____.
    (a) frog
    (b) clock
    (c) sun
    (d) moon
  13. What you have to ____, learn and play.
    (a) draw
    (b) eat
    (c) do
    (d) sing
  14. And grow up ____.
    (a) tall
    (b) small
    (c) fast
    (d) slow
  15. Hot cross ____.
    (a) sun
    (b) buns
    (c) cat
    (d) house



  1. Introduction (5 minutes)
    • Greet the students and have them sit in a circle.
    • Ask if they know what a rhyme is and share that we will learn some fun rhymes today.
  2. Rhyme 1: “Baa Baa Black Sheep” (10 minutes)
    • Present the first rhyme with an illustrated visual.
    • Read the rhyme slowly and encourage students to repeat each line after you.
    • Discuss key words like “sheep” and “wool.”
  3. Rhyme 2: “Tick Says the Clock” (10 minutes)
    • Introduce the second rhyme with a visual of a clock.
    • Read the rhyme, emphasizing the clock’s “tick” sound. Encourage students to mimic the sound.
    • Discuss words like “clock,” “tick,” and “learn.”
  4. Rhyme 3: “Hot Cross Buns” (10 minutes)
    • Show props related to “Hot Cross Buns,” like images of buns or pretend buns.
    • Recite the rhyme with gestures and have students join in.
    • Discuss words like “buns” and “penny.”




Teacher’s Activities:

  • Engage students with enthusiasm.
  • Use props, visuals, and gestures to make rhymes engaging.
  • Encourage participation and repetition.
  • Monitor student engagement and understanding.

Learners’ Activities:

  • Listen to the teacher reciting rhymes.
  • Repeat the lines after the teacher.
  • Participate in interactive activities related to the rhymes.


  • Informal assessment through observing student participation and their ability to repeat lines.
  • Assess if students can recognize and understand key words in the rhymes.

Ten Evaluation Questions:

  1. What is a rhyme?
  2. Can you repeat the first line of “Baa Baa Black Sheep”?
  3. What do you think the clock says in “Tick Says the Clock”?
  4. What is the rhyme “Hot Cross Buns” about?
  5. What’s the key word in the rhyme “Baa Baa Black Sheep”?
  6. What word makes the tick-tock sound in “Tick Says the Clock”?
  7. How many bags does the black sheep have?
  8. What do we put “penny” in for “Hot Cross Buns”?
  9. What are some key words in the rhymes you learned today?
  10. Can you show the action for “tick” and “tock”?


  • Recap the rhymes learned in the lesson.
  • Encourage students to practice the rhymes at home.
  • Emphasize the importance of listening and speaking in learning rhymes.

Remember to adapt the lesson plan as needed for your specific classroom and students.


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