Hat Storytime

Hats off for Hat Storytime!

I did this with a small group of pre-schoolers and it was a little bit longer than I usually have storytime and we did more stories and less songs/extension activities.

Hat Books

The Cat in the Hat
The Cat in the Hat Dr. Seuss
hooray for hat
Hooray for Hat! by Brian Won
I Want My Hat Back
I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
book o hats
Book-O-Hats by Lemke & Lentz

(seriously, if you haven’t checked out one of these awesome new WEARABLE board books by Lemke & Lentz do it right meow.)

Hat Game

We didn’t really do any hat specific songs but we did do a little bit of a hide and go seek hat game.  I hid different kinds of hats (in plain sight) and the kids and I looked around until we found them.
You could also do this set to a song
“Oh where oh where has my party hat gone, oh where oh where could it be..” etc, with each hat.
Click on the link to open a PDF of each different hat, including a party hat, witch hat, construction hat, winter hat, pirate hate, purple hat, and cowboy hat!

where can my hat be

Every week (as I have mentioned many times before) I HAVE to do Icky Sticky Bubble Gum by David Landau, from his Kids and Kitties album. This week we added in The Goldfish Song from Laurie Berkner, from her Victor Vito album

David Landau Laurie Berkner

Hat Craft
Since Dr. Seuss’s birthday is nearing we did a Cat in the Hat craft!  I have been trying to do more cutting activities with this group so we cut out our bowtie and pasted on our stripes.  I could have let them paste the stripes but I knew we wouldn’t have as much time this week so I did that beforehand. I’ve been all about those low prep crafts lately so this was perfect! To download the template I used for the bowtie and the cat’s face click here.

Cat in the Hat Craft

Other Hat Storytime Ideas

Hats off to you- Jbrary
A Hat on my Head- Perry Public Library
There’s a Hat on My Head!- North Mankato Taylor Library Storytime
Hats- Storytime Katie
Hats Toddler Storytime- Jen in the Library
Silly Hat Storytime- Sturdy for Common Things