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The Hat Unit for Grades Preschool-2
The Hat by Jan Brett
When Lisa's woolen stocking flies off the closeline, Hedgie can't resist poking his nose in. He tries to pull it out, but the stocking is stuck on his prickles. At first the other animals laugh at the sight of him, but when they realize they might like something to keep their heads dry and ears warm, too, even more silliness ensues.
Hedgehogs By Kari Schuetz Available on SCRIBD
Animals with an appetite for hedgehogs must work hard for their dinner! They need a pain tolerance for sharp spines and the strength to pry tightly curled bodies. Get a feel for why hedgehogs are among the prickliest of prey.
The hedgehog children are playing dress-up. They want to have big spines in their favorite colors. To do this, the players need to draw leaves with the right colored points out of the leaf bag, but be careful! The wind can blow the leaves around so that even leaves you thought were safely yours fly away again! The first player to completely decorate their hedgehog with leaves in their color wins the game. A bright and colorful memory game.
Learn more about using games for learning here.
Create a hedgehog fact sheet including a drawing of a hedgehog.
Create a fact sheet about Denmark, the setting of The Hat.
Draw a picture of a hedgehog along with the video.
Create this cute hedgehog craft from No Time For Flashcards. It also includes a color matching printable to do.
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