Dr. Seuss Activity: Craft for the 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins

We just read the book The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins   by Dr. Seuss and my kids loved it. After reading it, we created this simple craft--our own hats modeled after Bartholomew's hat.

The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins Craft

1. Draw an outline of a hat on a piece of red construction paper for each child. You or your child can draw your own or you can use this free template that I created here.

(Click on the link above to go to the PDF document)

2. Have your kids decorate the hat however they wish. They can draw with crayons or markers, glue on feathers or sequins, or add whatever else you can imagine to make the hat fun. When you are done decorating, cut out the hat.

3. Measure your child's head, cut out a rectangular strip of paper long enough to fit around your child's head,  and create a headband (I taped together scraps of paper that were left from cutting out the hat for my kids' headbands). Tape the headband to the hat.

4. Put the hat on your child's head and have your child smile for a fun picture! Now if you are really ambitious see if you can make 500 of these hats! My kids just laughed at me when I told them that they had 497 more to make.

If you like Bartholomew Cubbins, be sure to also read Bartholomew and the Oobleck and try making your own oobleck. Here's my 3-year-old having a blast playing with oobleck the other day.

For the recipe for oobleck and more Dr. Seuss themed activities, see my article here about celebrating Dr. Seuss's birthday.

You can also check out all of our Dr. Seuss themed activities here, and follow my Dr. Seuss Pinterest board for more ideas I am collecting.

This post is linked up with Montessori Monday and the Dr. Seuss Link Collection
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