Not a Flannel Friday: Cat in the Hat Finger Puppet Hats

Not a flannel, but in time for Dr Seuss’ birthday, if you like to celebrate at storytime!

I made little finger-puppet hats to go with a rhyme I found on Hummingbird Educational Resources. Start with red rectangles, as tall as you want the hats to be, and wide enough to roll around your fingertip with plenty of overlap, but don’t glue it into a cylinder yet. Cut two white strips for each hat and glue them on your flat red rectangle, then roll into a cylinder and glue in place. Cut five white circles, as big as you want the brims to be…don’t go too big or you will have trouble spreading your fingers far enough apart when all the hats are on them! Stand up one of your hat cylinders on a circle and lightly trace around the cylinder onto the circle. Then with an Xacto knife or one blade of a scissors, cut an asterisk pattern within your drawn circle. Put glue on the pointy flaps you just created and press on the inside of your cylinder. You can see how it looks inside in the second photo.

FINGERPLAY: One Little Cat
This is from the Seuss page on Hummingbird Educational Resources!

One little cat on a sunny day
Put on his hat and went out to play
Two little cats when the sky turned dark
Put on their hats and went to the park
Three little cats when the sky turned blue
Put on their hats and went to the zoo
Four little cats by the kitchen door
Put on their hats and went to the store
Five little cats on a sunny day
Put on their hats and they all ran away.

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