Lessons, Activities and Links

Piggybacks for Teachers

The following lessons, links and activities are appropriate for elementary students.
Children who are beginning readers may need some assistance from older students, teachers, librarians or family members.

Email questions and Link locations sometimes change.  If a link is not working, please email Jan Brett

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Jan Brett will tell you how she got her ideas for The Hat and you can meet Hedgie Hedgehog at The Hat Newsnotes Pages http://www.janbrett.com/the_hat_newsnotes_page_1.htm

Get a few helpful drawing tips from Jan Brett as you draw your own hedgehog. http://www.janbrett.com/how_to_draw_a_hedgehog.htm

Hedgehogs are cute and curious mammals. Many people keep them as pets. See actual photos and read information about hedgehogs when you visit Loogootee Elementary West School. http://www.siec.k12.in.us/~west/proj/hedge/hoghistory.htm

People wear hats for different of reasons. There are so many styles of hats. Go to The Hat Quiz Activity Page if you want to know more about hats.

It is very windy in Denmark. Windmills can turn water to make electricity. Learn the history of windmills.

Pinwheels are miniature windmills. It's easy to make a beautiful pinwheel. Just follow the step-by-step directions on the Pinwheel Activity Page.

The bright red and white flag of Denmark can be found in the book, The Hat. See if you find it?

Did you know that Denmark has 406 islands and 7300 kilometers of coastline? (How many miles is that?)

Look at a map and discover interesting facts about Denmark when you explore The Denmark Fact Book. http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/da.html

At the Barnyard Animal Activity Page you can try to spell farm animal names.

There are lots animals on Davis' Farmland in Massachusetts. Take a trip to the farm for an enjoyable adventure. http://www.davisfarmland.com

Look at the illustrations in the The Hat. Do you see animal tracks in the snow? Become a nature detective by looking for clues in your own neighborhood. http://www.nwf.org/nwf/rrick/tracks.html

Snow, mud, sand and dust are good places to search for animal tracks. Identify the animal tracks you find by referring to the Mammal Tracks Page. http://www.mobot.org/MBGnet/fresh/tracks/index.htm

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