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Hat Day

Setting the Stage: Have all the students wear a hat to school! 


Hats in the Belfry - Although this is a retail site, there are good photographs of all different types of hats.

A Brief History of Hats - Basic information, more for teacher review than for students.

Hat History - Some more basic information for teachers to share with students.

The Cat's Concentration Game - A Cat in the Hat Computer game at Seussville.

Seussville - Cat in the Hat games and activities.

Family Play Activities - Instructions for a Mexican Hat Dance activity.

JanBrett.Com - Contains a letter from author Jan Brett on how her book, The Hat, came to be.

Colonial Kids - Has a few pictures of boys' and girls' colonial hats.

Colonial Williamsburg - Link to a math lesson on making a "mob cap".  Most appropriate for older students.

Abe Lincoln's Hat by Martha Brenner.
True stories of Lincoln, set in an engaging manner.  Abe Lincoln's hat is the centerpiece, yet there is good information on Abraham Lincoln, the man.

Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina.
A peddler loses his hats to some irritating monkeys.

The Cat and the Bird in the Hat (Hello Reader, Level 1) by Norman Bridwell.
The story of what happens when a bird is living in a hat worn by a cat.

The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss.
A true classic!

The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins by Dr. Seuss.
Poor Bartholomew tries to follow the king's orders and remove his hat, but there's always another underneath.

The Hat by Jan Brett.
Hedgie the Hedgehog gets stuck in a woolen stocking which becomes his "hat".

Little Red Cowboy Hat by Susan Lowell.
A western version of the traditional "Little Red Riding Hood".  Great to use in a Language Arts lesson for comparing the two versions.

The Man Who Lived in a Hat by Janice Levy.
A greedy man keeps making wishes granted by an ant.

Milo's Hat Trick by Jon Agee.
Milo the magician has trouble performing his tricks until he gets the help of a bear.

Old Hat, New Hat by Stan and Jan Berenstain.
A good book to use in a lesson on adjectives.

The Scarecrow's Hat by Ken Brown.
A string of animals barter to get what they want.

The Singing Hat by Tohby Riddle.
What happens to a man when a bird builds a nest on his head?

A Three Hat Day (A Reading Rainbow Book) by Laura Geringer.
When R.R. Pottle wears three hats in one day, his dreams come true.

Uncle Nacho's Hat : El Sombrero Del Tio Nacho by Harriet Rohmer.
A bilingual book telling the story of an uncle who gets a new hat.

Who Took the Farmer's Hat? by Joan L. Nodset.
Will the farmer ever find his favorite hat which is blown away by the wind?

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