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
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.
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
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