Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina. See my flannel here
The kids put their hats (paper plates) on their heads and acted out the monkeys' part. So fun!
Don't Worry Douglas by David Melling. Douglas is so thrilled with his new wool hat he can't help but bounce around and do cartwheels! When his hat turns into a "long strand of spaghetti" his friends try to help him out.
My co-presenter wrapped yarn around me and the furniture so the kids could see Douglas' hat unravel.
"B-Banana / Monkey See Monkey Do" by Carole Peterson. Listen to song here
YouTube Video: "I Got a Hat" by the Learning Station
I projected this video on the wall and the kids danced using their own hats (paper plates) to follow the directions.
"I got a hat.
It's a baseball hat.
Put in on my head and give it a tap.
Then I spin around a clap.
Then I spin around my hat." (place hat on floor and circle around it).
Game: Whose Hat?
Teddy wore his yellow shirt, yellow shirt, yellow shirt (pat arms)
Teddy wore his yellow shirt all day long
...pants (pat legs)
....shoes (pat feet)
....hat (pat head)