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A Song of Three Little Kittens – They Lost Their Mittens

Cats are the most loving animals. And, kids love the sound of a cat, ‘Meow Meow’. Do you? Well, we know kids love the songs too. So, we are here with the song of cats who lost their mittens. Read this song aloud! Also, we have shared some facts about this song, so waiting for what? Enjoy now!


Mittens on Cats


Mittens on Cats


About the Song Three Little Kittens

“Three Little Kittens” is an English language rhyme for kids that probably has roots in the British folk tradition. Though this rhyme was published recently, it is a sophisticated piece usually accredited to American poet Eliza Lee Cabot Follen (1787–1860). 


With the passing of time, the poem has been preoccupied with the Mother Goose collection. The rhyme tells of three kittens who first lose their mittens, and then find their mittens. When all is finally set to rights, the kittens receive their mother's approval and some pie. 


Facts of the Song Three Little Kittens

The facts of this song are as follows:

  • This song has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 16150.

  • Eventually, the rhyme was published in England in 1827 in a mock review by William Ewart Gladstone, writing as Bartholomew Bouverie, in The Eton Miscellany.


Now, let us go through the lyrics of such a song that carries intonation in emotions.


Lyrics to Three Little Kittens Song


The Three Little Kittens – Lost Their Mittens


The Three Little Kittens – Lost Their Mittens 


The three little kittens, they lost their mittens,

And they began to cry,

"Oh, mother dear, we sadly fear,

That we have lost our mittens."

"What! Lost your mittens, you naughty kittens!

Then you shall have no pie."

"Meow, meow, meow."

"Then you shall have no pie."

The three little kittens, they found their mittens,

And they began to cry,

"Oh, mother dear, see here, see here,

For we have found our mittens."

"Put on your mittens, you silly kittens,

And you shall have some pie."

"Purr, purr, purr,

Oh, let us have some pie."

The three little kittens put on their mittens,

And soon ate up the pie,

"Oh, mother dear, we greatly fear,

That we have soiled our mittens."

"What, soiled your mittens, you naughty kittens!"

Then they began to sigh,

"Meow, meow, meow,"

Then they began to sigh.

The three little kittens, they washed their mittens,

And hung them out to dry,

"Oh, mother dear, do you not hear,

That we have washed our mittens?"

"What, washed your mittens, then you're good kittens,

But I smell a rat close by."

"Meow, meow, meow,

We smell a rat close by."


Summary of the Song Three Little Kittens

The song Three Little Kittens includes the change of emotions from sadness to happiness. Also, this story teaches us that we should work hard to receive a reward.


In our daily lives, we must do hard work to achieve our dream. To read more of such amazing and inspiring poems, explore our website.

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FAQs on Three Little Kittens Song - Nursery Rhymes for Kids

1. What do you understand by the song of the Three Little Kittens?

The song shows the moral responsibility of a mother who teaches the lesson of responsibility and taking care of one’s belongings to her kittens.

For her, giving a reward is an easy way won't make her kittens responsible for their things. This is the reason she deprived them of pie and told them to work hard and then receive a pie.

Thus, the song expresses a change in emotions from sadness to happiness, from being deprived of the pie (a reward) to receiving a reward.

2. What did the three kittens do after they lost their mittens?

The crying three kittens with fear share their grief with their mother. The mother instructs them to search for their mittens otherwise they won’t get a pie. So, eventually, they found their mittens and they got happy.

They happily showed them the mittens and the mother with happiness rewarded them with a pie. Eventually, the sad, gloomy, and crying face turns into a delighted, happy face.