Hats – Infant Storytime

My colleague was at CLA today, so I got to sub for her at today’s infant and toddler storytimes.  I always worry when I jump in for someone for just one week that our storytimers will be disappointed by the change.  But flexibility is a virtue, right?

MOVEMENT: Welcome Song*

MOVEMENT: Peek-a-Boo*

BOUNCE: Ride a Little Pony*


Ten Cats Have Hats by Jean Marzollo

MOVEMENT: “Clap, Tap and Bend” from It’s Toddler Time by Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel

Hats of Every Color
Hats of Every Color Flannelboard

Taken from Totline Magazine March/April 2000 issue pages 25-26

I’m a clown, a jolly fellow
My hat is the color yellow.
When I fight fires, I protect my head
My hat is the color red.
I catch robbers, here’s a clue:
My hat is the color blue.
I had rabbits in my magic hat
My hat is the color black.
I’m a chef, I cook just right
My hat is the color white.
I’m a king, my crown is old
It’s a shiny shade of gold.

BOUNCE: “Smooth Road to London Town” from A Smooth Road to London Town: Songs from the Parent-Child Mother Goose Program by Kathy Reid-Naiman


Brownie and Pearl See the Sights
by Cynthia Rylant

TICKLE: Round and Round the Garden*

MOVEMENT: “Roll Your Hands” from Toddlers on Parade by Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel

One, Two, Buckle My Shoe

Template and Rhyme from Mother Goose’s Playhouse by Judy Sierra

MOVEMENT: “Itsy Bitsy Spider” from Children’s Favorite Songs Volume 3 from Walt Disney

MOVEMENT: “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” from Songs for Wiggleworms by the Old Town School of Folk Music

MOVEMENT: Storytime’s Over*


Book: Hats, Hats, Hats by Ann Morris

It was a fun storytime, though I think I used most of the same materials that I did in a hat storytime back in 2010 or so.  I need to look for some more good hat books for this age group if I want to continue doing this storytime.  Anyone have any great suggestions?

ATTENDANCE: 49 people

* For these songs, please see my page Storytime Movements & Music

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