Tuesday, July 24, 2012

2 x 2 Tuesday!

I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen

From the Publisher: A New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of 2011! A picture-book delight by a rising talent tells a cumulative tale with a mischievous twist. The bear's hat is gone, and he wants it back. Patiently and politely, he asks the animals he comes across, one by one, whether they have seen it. Each animal says no, some more elaborately than others. But just as the bear begins to despond, a deer comes by and asks a simple question that sparks the bear's memory and renews his search with a vengeance. Told completely in dialogue, this delicious take on the classic repetitive tale plays out in sly illustrations laced with visual humor-- and winks at the reader with a wry irreverence that will have kids of all ages thrilled to be in on the joke.

Suggested Activities:
Share an item of your clothing for the day. You wear Dad's hat and let him wear your bandana or borrow a necklace from Mom and let her wear your scarf. Does it make you think of the person all day long?

Play “I Spy” in the house, car, or at the park. You can go through the alphabet, colors, or some special theme of your own to find cool things.

Check out a Walter Wick “I Spy” book. These are great for developing observation skills and lots of fun!

Take an object and hide it in a particular room. Now get the whole family to look for it together. Let everyone take a turn hiding something.

Has anyone in your family lost something recently? Get everyone together and make a game of looking for it together. . . don't forget under the couch and in the cushions.

Make your own hat like the bear's! Cut out this cone hat pattern (http://tinyurl.com/7e7ofw7) and then glue, draw, or attach ribbons and strips of paper. It can be a princess hat, or an elf hat, a magician's hat, or even a birthday hat!

Some Fun Websites:
http://www.hatsmade.com/paper-hat-patterns.html (lots more types of hats to make)

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