The Hat by Jan Brett and 6 Learning Activities

img_5160Weekly Trip to the Library

Read Jan Brett’s fun book The Hat then do some fun corresponding activities with the kids.

In The Hat: Oversized Board Book Lisa’s woolen stocking flies off the clothesline, Hedgie finds it and pokes his nose in. He tries to pull it out, the stocking gets stuck on his prickles — and the fun begins.

A mother hen comes by, then a noisy goose, a talkative barn cat, a playful farm dog, a mama pig and her piglets, and a pony. They all laugh at Hedgie, especially when he pretends he’s wearing a new hat. But in the end, it is clever Hedgie who has the last laugh.

Where is Lisa when all of this is going on? She’s in the borders, getting ready for winter, until she realizes her stocking is missing and she enters the story to look for it.

Jan Brett’s luminous paintings of a Scandinavian farm and the forest around it are bathed in northern light, as the snow begins to fall and the story begins, in this delightfully original companion book to The Mitten.

Activities:

1. Click here to print masks of the characters in the book.

2. Learn to draw a hedgehog.

3. Click here to print a bookmark.

4. Click here to print costumes for hedgehog.

5. Make hedgehog cookies for a yummy snack.

6. Design your own hat. Click here to print the hat.

You can purchase The Hat by clicking links with the title in this article.

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