Hats-Toddlers

Books

A Good Day For A Hat by T. Nat Fuller
A Hat for Minerva Louise by Janet Morgan Soeket
The Cowboy by Hildegard Muller
Hat by Paul Hoppe
I Love My Hat by Douglas Florian
Old Hat by Emily Gravett
Twelve Hats for Lena by Karen Katz
Under My Hood I Have a Hat by Karla Kuskin
Which Hat Is That? by Anna Grossnickle Hines
Who Took the Farmer’s Hat? by Joan L. Nodset
Who’s Hat Is That? by Anita Bijsterbosch
Whose Hat Is This? by Sharon Katz Cooper

Flannel Boards

Music

Dropped My Hat by Kathy Reid-Naiman
Drop scarf, pick up, put on correct place
Hat…head
Shoe…foot
Dolly…toy box
Hat and Jacket, Pants and Boots by Carole Peterson
Point to each part of the body the clothing is worn on and every time you repeat the phrase, sing it faster
I Like My Hat by Carole Peterson
Wave a scarf around and use it to point to each part of the body–knee, elbow, foot, ear, finger, ankle, leg, shoulder, back, tummy, face, bottom, neck, and head.
My Hat Has Three Corners by Mr. Eric & Mr. Michael
My-point to self
Hat-make hat on head
Three-hold up three fingers
Corners-point to elbow

Caps for Sale

“Caps for Sale” was adapted from the book by Esphyr Slobodkina by a fellow children’s librarian. The original text was a bit cumbersome to be told as a flannel board story and was adapted to make retelling easier. Since the peddler scolds the monkeys several different times, you can have the children respond as if they are the monkeys by either shaking their fingers, stamping their feet, or throwing their pretend caps on the ground.

Teddy Wore His Red Hat

This flannel board is the creation of one of my fellow children’s librarians. I like not only how each hat is a different color but that it matches a job or community helper that children know. “Teddy Wore His Red Hat” is an easy flannel board to have children help participate in. You can pass out the hats before hand and a child can bring up the matching color of hat as you sing the song.

tune: Mary Wore Her Red Dress

Teddy wore his red hat, red hat, red hat,
Teddy wore his red hat all day long.

Teddy wore his white hat…
Teddy wore his yellow hat…
Teddy wore his purple hat…
Teddy wore his blue hat…
Teddy wore his orange hat…
Teddy wore his green hat…
Teddy wore his gray hat…
Teddy wore his brown hat…
Teddy wore his striped hat…