HATS AND MORE HATS

HAT COLLECTION
Bring in a collection of hats for your children to play with.  Such as;
  • Sun hat
  • Chef hat
  • Cowboy hat
  • Top hat
  • Snow hat
  • Fireman hat
  • Baby hat
  • Sailor hat
  • Baseball hat
  • Hard hat
  • Women’s hat
  • Mickey Mouse hat
     
HAT TECTURES
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.

ACTION HATS
Give your child a baseball cap to wear and have her show you what a baseball player does.
Give your child a cowboy hat and have your child pretend to ride a horse.
Give your child a baby’s hat and have him pretend to be a baby.

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

HAT TOSS
Set out some hats and have your child toss each hat towards a goal line. Which hat got the closest?
Or – Set out a large hat upside-down.  Let your child toss poker chips into the hat.  How many did she get in the hat?
 
SIZE HATS
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.

HAT PARADE
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.
 
MAKING HATS
Cut out the middle of a paper plate.
Let your child glue, silk flowers, buttons, or other small items around the rim.
Show your child how to place the rim on his head for a hat.

 
HATS ARE BLOWING

Tune:  “Frere Jacques”

Hats are blowing,
Hats are blowing,
In the air,
Everywhere!
Every time the wind blows,
Someone’s hat, away it goes.
Hold on tight
You’ll be all right!
                Jean Warren
 

MARY WORE A PINK HAT
Tune:  “Mary Wore A Red Dress”

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.)

OR

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