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These adorable hats will add the perfect touch to any Thanksgiving feast!

This activity is appropriate for:
preschool - 3rd grade / 3 - 8 years

You will need:

For Boys:

For Girls:


For Boys:
Before you begin: Cut strips of paper about 1 inch wide. Have adult volunteers wrap a strip around each child’s head and tape the ends together. The child will use this as a guide to measure the size of his hat.

  1. Give each student a 12" x 18" sheet of black construction paper. Help students place their guide on the center of the paper and trace around it with a white crayon.
  2. Have students draw a larger circle around the first circle to create the brim of the hat. Prompt students to cut out the brim and place it on their head to make sure it’s the right size.
  3. Give each student a 9" x 12" sheet of black construction paper. Instruct students to tape the ends together to create a cylinder shape that fits right inside the hat brim.
  4. Have students place the brim on one end of the cylinder and use tape to secure them together.
  5. Prompt students to glue the gray or brown strip of paper around the base of the hat just above the brim.
  6. Give each student a piece of foil and instruct students to cut out a square buckle. Have students glue the buckle onto the gray sash. Allow the glue to dry.
  7. Invite students to wear their hats during your Thanksgiving celebration!

For Girls:
  1. Give each student a piece of white construction paper. Help students fold the long edge of the paper over to create a 2-inch brim for the bonnet.
  2. On the opposite edge of the paper, have students cut 2 vertical slits that are about 3 inches long. One slit should be 6 inches from the left side of the paper, and the other slit should be 6 inches from the right side of the paper.
  3. Instruct students to punch a hole on each end of the brim. Then have students tie a length of yarn to each hole.
  4. Have each student work with a partner (or adult volunteer) to carefully bend the bonnet to frame her face, overlapping the flaps on the back. Then have the student secure the flaps with tape.
  5. Encourage students to tie the yarn under their chins to complete the look!

Special Days

November Holidays
Giving Thanks Centerpiece
Turkey Trot Relay Game
Fall Table Settings
Turkey Plate
Veterans Day Flag
Pattern Block Turkeys
Being Thankful Sunflowers
Native American Rattles
Colorful Napkin Rings
Pilgrim Hats
Turkey Place Card Holders
Colorful Cornucopia
Turkey Handprint Apron
Turkey Memory Match-Ups
Remember the Day in Photos
Pin the Tail on the Turkey
Thanksgiving Table Art
“A Festive Feast”
Brain Teaser Game

Terrific Turkey Centerpiece

December Holidays
Hanging Holiday Symbols
Peppermint Candy
Handprint Plates

Holiday Treats Gift Bag
Holiday Scrapbook
Decorative Gift Tags
Gingerbread Man Notepads
Holiday Card
Holiday Card Stand
Holiday Candle Holder
Holiday Snack Sticks
Celebration Candle
Candy Cane Ornament

January Holidays
“I Have a Dream” Quilt
Party Masks
New Year’s Hat
New Year’s Rocket
Sharing the Dream of Dr. King

February Holidays
Presidents’ Day Puppet & Poem
Giant Valentine
Valentine Mobile
Chinese New Year Parade
Chinese New Year Drums
Handprint Heart Frame Photos
Valentine’s Day Door Wreath
Valentine’s Day Card
Valentine Tic–Tac–Toe
Love Bug
Valentine Mailbox
Cup of Cocoa Valentine’s
Day Card

Valentine Necklace
Valentine Caterpillar
Valentine Learning Centers
Patriotic Pencil Holders
Presidents’ Day Masks

March Holidays
Shimmering Shamrocks
Shamrock Door Hanger
Leprechaun Hunt
Leprechaun Hat Pencil Holder
Saint Patrick’s Day Pop-Up Card
Rainbow “Pot of Gold”
Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
“Red Fish, Blue Fish” Fishbowl

Earth Day
Celebrating Earth Day
Recycled Robots
Caterpillar Garden Critters
Reusable Earth Day Bags

Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day Puzzle Photo Frame
3-D Mother’s Day Card
Mother’s Day Tea
Mother’s Day Bouquet
Mother’s Day Teacup Cards
Mother’s Day Card
Bear Hug Mother’s Day Card
May Day Basket

Father’s Day
Shirt & Tie Father’s Day Card
Father’s Day Card
Father’s Day Trophy
Father’s Day Frames
Father’s Day CD Photo Coaster

Patriotic Holidays
Independence Day Drum
Fourth of July Firecrackers
Uncle Sam Hat
Star-Spangled Shaker
Stars & Stripes Place Mat
Star-Studded Napkin Rings
Patriotic Noisemakers
Foam Star Paper Chains
A Flag Day Parade

September Holidays
Grandparents Day Card

October Holidays
Spooky Spiders
Halloween Countdown Calendar
Handprint Bat Hats
Jack-O’-Lantern Jars
Giant Pumpkin

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