Hat Lesson Plan
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2
About this book
- The Hat by Jan Brett
Set Up and Prepare
View Jan Brett talking about how she decided to write The Hat: www.janbrett.com/ramfiles/jan_brett_the_hat.ram. Use a computer connected to a projector to view the short video about Jan Brett writing The Hat.Allow the students time to share the funniest thing they have ever seen an animal do.
Take time to look at the details in the illustrations on each page. Also notice the pictures on the sides and top of each of pages. After the students look at the illustration on a page, can they predict what will happen on the following page?
Print out The Hat animal masks from Jan Brett's website. Use these to act out the story. Jan Brett provides ideas on her website: www.janbrett.com/the_hat_play.htm
The students could write a different ending for the story.
The students can compare and contrast The Hat with The Mitten, also by Jan Brett.
The students could learn more about Denmark, the setting for The Hat. Use www.yahooligans.com to search for Denmark.
The students could create a song or poem about each of the animals.
The Hat - http://www.janbrett.com/hat_book.htm
The Hat animal masks - http://www.janbrett.com/hat_animal_masks_main.htm