September 15th is “Make a Hat Day,” but kids love to make hats and wear hats any day of the year. Here are some ways that you can tie in hats with themes or skills you are working on.
Sentence Strip Hat
Materials: sentence strips or heavy paper cut in 2 ½” x 24”, markers, crayons, stickers
Directions: Let children decorate the sentence strip and then fit to their head and staple or tape in place.
Children can write letters, numerals, or vocabulary words on the headband. Sure beats doing a worksheet and accomplishes the same thing!
Children can add ears or other details to create an animal from a story. Let them wear their hats to retell the story.
*Wouldn’t this be more fun than a written book report?
How about an “all about me” headband?
Children can make an autograph hat with friends’ names.
If you cut a zigzag line on one side every child can be king or queen for the day!
Hint! Two brad fasteners and a rubber band will make the hat easier to adjust to the head, but it’s a lot more trouble.
HATS OFF TO YOU TODAY!