Preschool Storytime- Hats Galore! 3/9/16

Hi everyone! This week we will listen to stories all about hats. The children wear their favorite hat to stoytime.

Welcome song – So Happy You’re Here- by Hap Palmer

Book – Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina – This story about a peddler and a band of mischievous monkeys is filled with warmth, humor, and simplicity and teaches children about problem and resolution.

Action Rhyme- “What’s a Hat for?”

A sailor’s hat for rowing a boat,  (Make rowing motions)

A firefighter’s hat to put out a blaze, ( Hold fists together, squirting a hose motion)

A baseball cap to throw a ball, (Make a fist and pretend to throw)

A safari hat for a jungle maze, (Peek through fingers held in front of eyes)

A cowpoke hat to ride a horse, (Pretend to hold reins, bounce elbows up and down)

A clown hat to make people smile (Point to face and smile)

And a magic hat to say “Presto Poof!” (Make fists on Poof ! open fingers wide)

Now let’s put our  hats away for a while.  (Hold left arm out as if holding a bag, pretend to place hats in bag,  one at a time, saying each hat’s name aloud , i.e. sailor hat, firefighter’s hat, etc.)

Credit- Kidstuff – A treasury of early childhood enrichment materials.

Book – This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen- When a tiny fish shoots into view wearing a round blue topper (which happens to fit him perfectly), trouble could be following close behind. So it’s a good thing that enormous fish won’t wake up. And even if he does, it’s not like he’ll ever know what happened.

Flannelboard – “Little Cat”

Book – Hooray for Hat! – by Brian Won- Elephant wakes up grumpy—until ding, dong! What’s in the surprise box at the front door? A hat! HOORAY FOR HAT! Elephant marches off to show Zebra, but Zebra is having a grumpy day, too—until Elephant shares his new hat and cheers up his friend. Off they march to show Turtle! The parade continues as every animal brightens the day of a grumpy friend.

Book – Twelve hats for Lena: a book of Months – by Karen Katz – Lena Katz creates hats appropriate for each month of the year.

Song – “The Hat” by Laurie Berkner

Closing song – Shout and Whisper- by Hap Palmer

-Miss Ellen

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