One Little Kitten   

QR Code Chapter 03

      unit -3 

Listen and enjoy this poem

One little kitten

Two big cats

Three baby butterflies

Four big rats

Five fat fishes

Six sad seals

Seven silly seagulls

Eight happy eels;

Nine nervous lizards

Ten brave bees

Eleven smelly elephants

Twelve fat fleas

Thirteen alligators

Fourteen whales

Fifteen donkeys

With fifteen tails.

Carolyn Graham

New words

cat fat rat sad ten 

Let’s read

fat cat saw a  rat


Reading is fun  

  • How many kinds of creatures are there in the poem?
  • Are the seals happy?

Let's talk

  • Where do the fish live?
  • What are the other things found in water?
  • There are many creatures in the poem. Which ones have you seen?
  • Tell us about when you feel —

Sad         brave

happy      nervous

let’s share

Make faces to show your feelings to your friends.

An unhappy boy.   sad   

A boy raising his hands up to show courage.  brave 

  A girl looking worried and tense.   nervous

   A girl looking happy.   happy

Let's draw

Look at the pictures of the animals given below and underline them in the poem. Then trace the letters.

A small cat  


    A small butterfly  


    A cat  


     A rat  


      A fish  


       A squirrel.  


           A seagull.  


         A long flat fish  


     A lizard  


            A honeybee  


An elephant  


           A small insect  


                An alligator  


  A donkey  


     A whale  


Say aloud














































Look and read

Say these words aloud. Then match them with the pictures by drawing lines.

bag    tin    hen   pen    tap    axe   ant   fox   cap   cot

A wooden tool with a blade attached on top.             An ant

A tap                 A pen

A tin container                 A cap

A bag                 A fox

A bed               A hen

Fill in the blanks from the words given above.












Lalu and Peelu

Listen and enjoy this story

There was a hen.

 She had two chicks, Lalu and Peelu.

Lalu was red.

 He loved red things.

Peelu was yellow.

A hen with its two little babies or chicks.  

He loved yellow things.

One day Lalu saw something on a plant.

 It was red.

 He ate it up. Oh, no! It was a red chilli.

 It was very hot.

Lalu’s mouth started burning.

He screamed.

A chick is screaming and the other chick is running and the mother hen is surprised.

Mother Hen came running.

Peelu came too.

Peelu said, I’ll get something for you!”

Peelu brought a yellow laddu.

A chick giving a laddu to another chick while the hen is looking at them

Lalu gobbled up the laddu.

His mouth stopped burning.

Mother Hen and Lalu kissed Peelu.

A chick eating a laddu.

Vineeta Krishna

New words






Let's read

I love plants.

The chicks ran to their mother.

 Reading is fun

  • Name the chicks in the story.
  • Who liked yellow things?
  • What did Lalu eat one day?

 Let's talk

  • Peelu brought a yellow laddu for Lalu. What are the other things Peelu could have brought that are both yellow and sweet? Name at least two, e.g. a mango.

 Let's share

  • Lalu loves red things. Peelu loves yellow things. The colour red is called 'lal' in Hindi and yellow is called 'peela'. What do you call these colours in your language?
  • Give names to these chicks using the names of some other colours in your language.

A chick.   lalu

A chick.   peelu

A chick of blue color

A chick of black color.

Let's write

Match the chicks to the eggs they have hatched from.

One has been done for you.

Trace the letters on the eggs   a  e  i  o   u

Letters a  written on chick.

Letters e written on chick.

Letters i  written on chick.

Letters o written on chick.

Letters  u written on chick.

Dotted letter e written on broken shell of an egg.

Dotted letter u written on broken shell of an egg.

Dotted letter a written on broken shell of an egg.

Dotted letter l written on broken shell of an egg.

Dotted letter o written on broken shell of an egg.


Let draw

Trace and colour three flowers.

A rose flower made by dots.

red  rose

A bell shaped flower made by dots.


A sunflower made by dots.

 yellow sunflower

Riddle Time.

Red plus yellow is orange

Red plus blue is purple

Blue plus yellow is green

Add white to make them light.

Mother Hen and the Chicks


 Let’s act

Come to me, chicks.

I want you here.

There is a hen, her chicks and a big bowl of water.

What do you

want, mother?

Few Chicks

Look at me.

Do what I do.

Down and up.

Up and down.

A hen looking up and there is a bowl of water.

Mother! Mother!

I can do what you do.

Look at me.

Down and up.

Up and down. 

A chick looking down into the bowl of water.

Look at me, chicks.

Do what I do.

Up-down - Oh! Oh!

A chick sitting on the edge of the bowl of water, is talking to the other chicks.

Mother! Mother!

The water! The water!

Percy is down, down,

in the water.

Chicks are running.

Oh! Percy, Percy!

Adapted from E.H. Grassam

Act out this story with the class.

A chick is inside the bowl of water and the hen is looking at it.

Poem – one littie kitten

Story – lalu and peelu

Teacher's Pages UNIT 3

While working with the children provide them with activities that are interesting and challenging. Give opportunities for fun to the children and encourage early writing attempts. Help them to develop the skill to identify and discriminate objects, pictures, colours, shapes etc.

  • Develop listening skills

Recite the poem to the children using appropriate actions/gestures. Read the story with emphasis on new words and make sentences with reference to the story.

  • Develop pronunciation

Read the text and say aloud with the children

 ate, date, gate      boy, joy, toy    burn, turn  bees,fleas

  • Exposure to language

Use sight words in the classroom such as visuals and cue cards. Let the children read these:

 a  e i  o u

  • Develop speaking skills

The little play on chicks can introduce vocabulary in an interesting, conversational way.

1. Have a talk on eating healthy food.

2. Conversation based on ‘Role play’

  • Divide the class into four groups Red Yellow Blue Green

Group Red: to make paper bags.

Group Blue: to collect leaves for eyes, nose, ears.

Group Yellow: to roll a string/play dough for whiskers.

Group Green: to roll a rope/twigs to make tails.

All groups will join to complete the paper bags. The children can decorate them with animal faces or figures. Afterwards these can be used as hand puppets. You can encourage the children as they go about doing this activity. Add any other material that you may want.


Any old paper bags/ newspapers, glue, thread, rope, coloured pencils and markers.

  • Imagine you are eating a fruit and it falls down. Ask the children what they would do.
  • Act out a situation when (i) you are hungry (ii) you are full (iii) you overeat.

  • Develop writing skills / fine motor coordination
  1. Write the words hat, bed, pin, hot, cut and numbers 11 to 20 on the blackboard. Let the child write numbers and read from the board. Use Activity Sheets to further encourage the patterns as on pages 31, 33 and 37 and numbers 11 to 20 (here co-ordinate with the maths teacher). However, do not force the child.
  2. Sorting things into groups is an essential part of learning. By differentiating between objects, children start to think about similarities and differences and how things can be categorised. Show children how to sort leaves and twigs by placing them in two different piles.
  3. Give children coloured beads and ask them to string them in a sequence. For example, one blue bead, two red beads and so on. Or on a string, thread two or three beads and ask the children the number ofbeads.

  • Raising awareness
  • Tell the children to wash their hands before and after meals.