Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Cat in the Hat Felt Game

I don't do a lot of felt board stories or games.
I prefer to tell stories or act them out.
But I've been so inspired by a group called Flannel Friday
that I had to give it a try.
I made this game for our Dr Seuss week.
I made the hats of different colours, then printed and laminated them.
Mounted them on felt and made a Cat in the Hat to fit behind the hats.
They close their eyes while I hide the cat.
We say this little rhyme (not the most creative but it works)
Cat in the Hat
All white and black
Behind which coloured hat
Are you at?
The children take turns picking a coloured hat to find the cat.
 They love it.
I'll see children at different times of the morning
hiding the cat and then finding him.

Cat in the Hat

We have been having a lot of fun with Dr Seuss and his popular book
The Cat in the Hat.
Families have been posing for pictures dressed as the Cat in the Hat and Thing 1 or 2.
We created a bulletin board of our pictures for everyone to enjoy.
This is my favourite picture of Thing 1.
 Even Pete got in out the fun.
 We made hats but not to wear.
 The children grated red chalk to glue on to the paper hat cutouts.
 Some parents helped glue the lines.
While others were free to design their own patterns.
 When they sprinkled the chalk dust on to the glue, it stuck.
But using those little graters was the main focus for the kids.
Here are a few of our hats.