Hats – Preschool

Opening Song

We Clap and Sing Hello

We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at storytime,
We clap and sing hello!

We wave and sing hello…
We stomp and sing hello…

Books

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Magritte’s Marvelous Hat by D.B. Johnson
The Queen’s Hat by Steve Antony
This Is Not My Hat by John Klassen

Matching Game

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The kids identified the different occupations and then had to match the head to the body. I found the template at Powerful Mothering.

Action Rhymes

I am Wearing a Hat

I am wearing a hat.
I am wearing a hat.
Look at me-e.
Look at me-e.
I am wearing a hat.
Source: Story Time with Signs & Rhymes

I had the kids start off saying this quietly and then we progressed our noise level.

Hats
A cowboy wears a cowboy hat (Hands encircle head)
As he gallops on his horse.(Gallop)
Firefighters hats keep them safe (Hands encircle head)
As fires run their course.(Spraying motion with hose)
A clown wears a point hat (Hands form point on head)
And a smile upon his face (Draw smile on face)
And astronauts wear helmets, (Encircle face with hands)
When blasting into space. (Palms together, shoot hands up to sky.)
Source: CarolSimonLevin

The Magic Hat 
Tune: The Farmer in the Dell

Put on your magic hat. (Pretend to put on hat.)
Put on your magic hat. (Pretend to put on hat.)
Oh, you can do most anything (Spread hands wide.)In your magic hat!

You can hop and hop and hop…etc.
You can make a face…etc.
Close with: You can sit right down…etc.
“Sometimes it is hard to keep the hat on your head:”
Source: CarolSimonLevin

Tall Hat, Short Hat

Tall hat, (arms straight up on either side of head)
Small hat (hands cupped just above head)
Big hat (arms outspread) Cap (hands cover head)
Let me take them off again (repeat motions in reverse)
And put them in my lap. (fold hands in lap)
Source: readVirginia

Activity Songs by Joe Scruggs

Hat, Jacket, Pants and Boots by Miss Carole
I Love My Little Hat by Old Town School of Folk Music
Yankee Doodle By Yankee Doodle Mickey

Take Home Craft

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Source: Oriental Trading

Closing Activities

The Alphabet Song.
Counting to 15.

Closing Goodbye Song

We Clap Goodbye Like This

We clap goodbye like this,
We clap goodbye like this,
With our friends at storytime,
We clap goodbye like this.

We wave goodbye like this…
We stomp goodbye like this…

Hats – Toddler

Opening Song

Well Hello Everybody, Can You Touch Your Nose

Well hello everybody, can you touch your nose,
Touch your nose, touch your nose?
Well hello everybody, can you touch your nose,
touch your nose?

Well hello everybody can you touch your toes,
touch your toes, touch your toes?
Well hello everybody, can you touch your toes,
touch your toes?

Well hello everybody, can you rub your tummy,
rub your tummy, rub your tummy?
Well hello everybody, can you rub your tummy,
rub your tummy?

Books

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Book-O-Hats by Donald Lemke
Twelve Hats for Lena by Karen Katz

Traditional Rhymes

This is Big Big Big

This is big big big
This is small small small
This is short short short
This is tall tall tall
This is fast fast fast
This is slow slow slow
This is yes yes yes
This is no no no
Source: Mel’s Desk

Clap, Clap, Clap Your hands

Clap, clap, clap your hands
Clap them now with me
Clap your hands, let me see
Clap your hands with me

Beep, beep, beep your nose
Touch, touch, touch your shoulders
Tap, tap, tap your knees
Shake, shake, shake your feet

Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall;
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty together again.

Flannel

What’s Under My Hat

We worked on our colors and the kids guessed what hat the orange ball was underneath.

Action Rhymes

Tall Hat, Small Hat
Tall hat, (arms straight up on either side of head)
Small hat (hands cupped just above head)
Big hat (arms outspread) Cap (hands cover head)
Let me take them off again (repeat motions in reverse)
And put them in my lap. (fold hands in lap)
Source: readVirginia

Silly, Silly Hat

On my head I wear my hat. (place hat on head)
It is such a silly, silly hat that my head
Goes wibble wobble to and fro (wobble head like a bobble head)
Where else can my silly hat go?
Source:readVirginia

Activity Songs by Joe Scruggs

Hat, Jacket, Pants and Boots by Miss Carole
I Love My Little Hat by Old Town School of Folk Music

Take Home Craft

A Johnny Appleseed Hat!

Source: Took the idea from Oriental Trading!

Closing Activities

The Alphabet Song
Counting to 10.

Closing Goodbye Song

The Goodbye Train is Leaving
Oh the goodbye train is leaving see you soon, toot, toot.
Oh the goodbye train is leaving see you soon, toot, toot.
Oh the goodbye train is leaving, the goodbye train is leaving
Oh the goodbye train is leaving see you soon, toot, toot