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