"I remember singing A-tisket A-tasket as a child. My favorite rendition of the song was by the jazz singer, Ella Fitzgerald!" -Mama Lisa
-Mama Lisa

A-tisket A-tasket - American Children's Songs - The USA - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image

Notes

*Sometimes it's a "little doggie" or a "little birdie" who picks it up.

Longer Version:

A-tisket a-tasket
A green and yellow basket
I sent a letter to my love
And on the way I dropped it.

I dropped it, I dropped it,
Yes, On the way I dropped it
A little girlie picked it up
And put it in her pocket.

She was truckin' on down the avenue,
Without a single thing to do
She was peck-peck-peckin' all around
When she spied it on the ground.

She took it she took it
My little yellow basket
And if she doesn't bring it back
I think that I shall die.

(Was it red?) No, no, no, no,
(Was it brown?) No, no, no, no,
(Was it blue?) No, no, no, no,
Just a little yellow basket.

Game Instructions

The kids make a circle. One kid goes around the outside of the circle holding a handkerchief. At the end of the song s/he drops it behind one of the kids in the circle and runs around the ring. The kid behind who the handkerchief was dropped has to pick it up and chase the 1st kid. If he catches the 1st kid before the 1st kid reaches his empty space in the circle, the 1st kid must go around again with the handkerchief. Otherwise, the 2nd kid is the one to go around with the handkerchief, starting the game all over again.

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Thanks to Corrina D. for singing this song for us!

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