Hat Story Time – Preschool

Introduction: This week’s stories are about hats. How many kinds of hats can we think of (cowboy hats, chef hats, winter hats, etc.)?

Opening song

Book: This is the Hat by Nancy Van Laan, illustrated by Holly Meade

this is the 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)

Book: Red Hat by Lita Judge

red hat

Fingerplay: “Grandma’s Glasses”
These are Grandma’s glasses
This is Grandma’s hat
This is the way she folds her hands
And lays them in her lap
Here are Grandpa’s glasses
And here is Grandpa’s hat
And here’s the way he folds his arms
And takes a little nap

Book: The Magic Hat by Mem Fox, illustrated by Tricia Tusa OR Hat by Paul Hoppe

magic hathat

Song w/hat prop: “I Like My Hat” – Carole Peterson: Stinky Cake

Movie: Happy Birthday, Moon adapted from the book by Frank Asch, Scholastic Storybook Treasures DVD

Craft:
Decorate newspaper hats

hatcraft

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