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Nov

Silly Hat Storytime

Aren’t these little owls the cutest? I was going to do owls for storytime this week, but I’m still waiting on a new owl book to arrive. Instead, I decided with colder weather on the horizon, storytime would be devoted to reading books about hats.  All stories read were slightly silly and there were a couple where characters make a unique fashion statement wearing something peculiar on top of their heads.

It was the biggest turnout yet.

A big ‘Thank You’ to those who were able to stop by!

Silly Hat Storytime Line-Up:

Silly Hat Song

(To the tune: This Old Man, Adapted from SurLaLune Fairytales)

On my head, I wear my hat.
It is such a silly hat
I wear my hat here and there and to and fro.
Where else can my silly hat go?
On my foot, I wear my hat.
It is such a silly hat
I wear my hat hear and there and to and fro
Where else can my silly hat go?
On my elbow, I wear my hat
It is such a silly hat
I wear my hat hear and there and to and fro
Where else can my silly hat go?
On my knee I wear my hat.
It is such a silly hat
I wear my hat hear and there and to and fro
Where else can my silly hat go?

Caps For Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina

A Hat fr Minerva Louise by Janet Morgan Stoeke

Under My Hood I Have a Hat poem by Karla Kuskin, illustrated by Fumi Kosaka

I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen (seen before here)

Imogene’s Antlers by David Small

A Boy and His Bunny by Sean Bryan, illustrations by Tom Murphy

The Silly Hat Craft:

This craft was so simple and so fun and of course oh so silly.

For pre-storytime, I picked up a few stacks of old newspapers out of the recycling bin at work and folded and stapled the the hats together using these instructions.

After I made the hats, I went through a bunch of left over craft supplies on hand from previous programs at the library and found all kinds of goodies. Bows, feathers, ribbons, buttons, stickers, pom poms…

When it was time to make silly hats after storytime, kids picked out a pre-folded newspaper hat and decorated them with silly trimmings provided using either liquid glue or staplers (with help from a grown-up) to secure their bobbles to their hats.

The best part? The kids wore their hats all around the library once finished.

image sources: owls from corrella design, caps for sale, hat for minerva louise, under my hood, i want my hat back, imogene’s antlers, a boy and his bunny

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2 Responses to “Silly Hat Storytime”

  1. Will Dunn says:

    This one was my favorite story time yet. The craft was fun, and it was even more fun to see them being worn all over the library following story time. But the best part was the children. It was by far the most involved they’ve been, giggling and participating in your songs and books. What a blast. And there were so many! It was a huge success.

    I love you. Keep up your amazing work.

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