Do you need a quick game to review numbers, letters, or shapes? What’s In The Hat is easy and fun and perfect for your shamrock theme or St. Patrick’s Day activities.
Print off my What’s In The Hat cards, laminate and cut out. Toss them into a leprechaun hat.
If you'd rather use shamrocks, I've made a template for you to run off on green construction paper. Write numbers and letters on them and draw on the various shapes as well.
I purchased my hat 50% off at a party store. If you don’t have one, use a Dr. Seuss hat, or run off my hat template on green construction paper and glue on a lunch bag.
Gather your students in a circle on the floor and have them sing my Oh Do You Know song to the tune of The Muffin Man.
While the children are singing, have them pass the hat and pick a card.
When everyone has a card, go around the circle and have each child show and share “what’s in the hat!”
As long as the tune Muffin Man is in their heads, you can also review colors and have children transition to the next activity by singing:
Oh who is wearing green today, green today, green today? Oh who is wearing green today, please quietly go away.
Repeat the verse with all of the colors of the rainbow, ‘til all of your students have transitioned to the next activity.
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