The Arts: This book helps the reader to see that given a little imagination, an object can be used for more than one thing. Provide each student with an object, such as a small empty box, and other art supplies. Ask them to create something with their box. You could also ask them to identify an object at home or in the classroom that could be used for more than its one intended purpose. For example, a milk carton could be used for holding paintbrushes.
Language Arts: Write the name of each animal on a paper plate. Attach a piece of string or yarn long enough so that the plate can be slipped over a student's head. Assign selected students the characters. One child is also the farmer. Begin telling the story, having characters read their lines when it's their turn.
Science: Have children discuss why the wind was able to carry the hat away. Are there other objects that the wind could/couldn't carry away? Perhaps you could make a list of coulds and couldn'ts.