Every kid loves The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss. Once you've read this silly rhyming book to your children, personalized their own hat with this name puzzle craft!
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This month's Virtual Book Club for Kids book is The Cat in the Hat! Prep this name puzzle craft for kids by cutting red and white paper strips. I made a whole set of these quickly with my small paper cutter. You'll need one larger white piece for the bottom of the hat. Our paper strips are 1 1/2" by 5 1/2" and the bigger ones on the bottom are 7 1/2".
Write one letter of the child's name on each paper strip alternating colors. This is a great opportunity for kids to self check their spelling, too, since the hat will end up making a pattern!
TIP: Have the children put their hat in the correct order first, then take off one strip at a time to glue. Do your preschoolers love glue sticks as much as mine does?
Some children can complete their name puzzle with more assistance by only being given the letters in their own name. For our older daughter, I mixed other letters up with the ones in her name to make the activity a bit more challenging for her! Right away, she looked for the uppercase letter to begin her name.
Of course, they both had fun "wearing" their hats! They also make an adorable classroom display when hanging together. You could even add photos or self portraits of the children's faces beneath the hats so they are indeed wearing their own hats, too.
There are so many possibilities! We'd love to see pictures of your take on this project over on our Facebook page or Instagram!
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