Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Hats Theme


TALK: Collect a variety of hats to look at with your children- talk about uses, jobs that might be for, colors, shapes etc. 
READ: Books 
Hooray For Hat By Brian Won  
The Hat By Jan Brett
I Want My Hat Back By Jon Klassen 
Miss Fannie's Hat By Jan Karon 
You Must Bring a Hat By Simon Philip
Hats of To You! By Karen Beaumont 
The Pink Hat By Andrew Joyner 
Hats By Debbie Bailey 
Whose Hat is This? A Look At Hats Workers Wear By Sharon Katz Cooper
This Is Not My Hat By Jon Klassen
Jennie's Hat By Ezra Jack Keats 
Hats, Hats, Hats By Ann Morris
The Cat in the Hat  By Dr. Seuss 
The Magic Hat By Mem Fox 
Twelve Hats for Lena: A Book of Months By Karen Katz
Hats Off For The Fourth of July By 
The Scarecrow's Hat By Ken Brown 
Blue Hat, Green Hat By Sandra Boyton 
A Hat for Minerva Louise by Janet Morgan Stoeke
Where’s Mary’s Hat? By Stephane Barroux
Caps for Sale By Esphyr Slobodkina

Who’s Under That Hat? by Sarah Weeks
Do You Have a Hat? By Eileen Spinelli
Aunt Lucy Went to Buy a Hat By Alice Lowe
Berenstain Bears Old Hat New Hat 

Action Rhyme: “Hats on Everyone”
Hats on police officers starchy and blue (salute)
Hats on fire fighters shiny and new (spray with hose)
Hat on marchers in a band (drum)
Hat on astronauts when they land (float)
Hats on farmers made of straw (shovel hay)
Hats on artists when they draw (paint)
Hats on kids out in the sun (shade eyes)
Hat on almost everyone! (hold hands out to side)
Credit: Perry Public Library & Storytime Katie

Song: “Silly Hat Song” (Tune: This Old Man)
On my head, I wear my hat.
It is such a silly hat
That my head will wiggle waggle to and fro
Where else can my silly hat go?
[Repeat using foot, elbow and knee.]
Credit: SurLaLune Storytime & Storytime Katie 

Tune:  “Frere Jacques” Credit Preschool express

Hats are blowing,
Hats are blowing,
In the air,
Every time the wind blows,
Someone’s hat, away it goes.
Hold on tight
You’ll be all right!
                Jean Warren
Tune:  “Mary Wore A Red Dress” Credit Preschool Express 

Mary wore a pink hat, pink hat, pink hat.
Mary wore a pink hat to preschool today.

(As children dress to go home, you can sing about
what they are wearing including any hats they may have worn.)


Mary wore a cowboy hat, a cowboy hat, a cowboy hat.
Mary wore a cowboy hat at preschool today.

(Sing about hats children try on at school to wear.)
                               Adapted Traditional by Jean Warren



Community Helper Hat Printable

Winter Hat Shape Graphing

Caps for Sale Book activities Free Printables 

Caps for Sale Activity 

Winter Hat Letter Practice 

Sequencing printable for the book The Hat

Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat Cup Hat stack challenge

Hat Matching Kids Printable Cards 

Make Hats with Paper Bowls and Misc. craft supplies 

Play Guess the Person game-- Credit nuttinbutpreschool
Play guess the person. Show various hats (pictures or real) and the children shout out who wears it.  Examples you could use: baker hat, police officer hat, firefighter hat, baseball cap, construction hat, Easter bonnet, wedding veil, top hat, motor cycle helmet, and so on.  After the initial responses, ask for additional examples. “Any other ideas?”

HAT TEXTURES GAME Credit for below ideas given to preschool

Ask you child to find a soft hat.
Ask your child to find a hard hat.
Ask you child to find a fussy hat.
Ask you child to find a scratchy hat.

Put on some music and have your child pick a hat to wear.
Have child dance to the music with the hat on.

Set out two or three hats.
Ask your child which hat is the largest?
Which hat is the smallest?
Have your child line up the hats, from small to large.

If you have a group of children, have them each choose a hat and make up your own small hat parade.
If there is just your child, have her plan a parade with herself and her stuffed animals, where everyone is wearing a hat.

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