Saturday, October 1, 2011

What's in the Cat's Hat?

I just came across this Dr. Seuss What's in the Cat's Hat game when I was visiting with a friend this weekend. She bought it for her 3 year old daughter's birthday, and I thought it was a great game to use in the classroom with all ages.  All you have to do it open the velcro area of the hat, place an object inside, and then show students how to use the cards to guide them in asking questions that will help them guess what's inside the hat.
 It's great for a 1-2 kids, a small group of children, or use at Morning Meeting. There are little velcro flaps around the hat, that allow you to do things like smell, see (through a colored material), and touch the object inside. The pictures on the cards help non-readers figure out what to do and there is a sentence under the picture for readers. I am definitely putting it on my classroom holiday wish list!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing this!

    I think this would also be a good item to use "show, but don't tell" in writing. It could help students describe something rather than simply saying what it is!