Teaching letters and letter sounds is so much fun! I love seeing my students face light up when they learn a letter, a letter sound, and/or recognize a letter inside or outside of the classroom. I decided I wanted to add even more fun into my routine of teaching letters and sounds and have just finished making Alphabet Hats!! These alphabet hats are full of handwriting practice, letter recognition, phonics, and more!
I made a hat for each letter of the alphabet A-Z! I tried to pack in as much as I could to not only make these alphabet hats cute, but to also be an effective learning hat! Not to mention incredibly stylish!! 🙂
What is even better is that I designed these hats so that the students can do almost all of the assembly of the hat on their own! All you need to do is staple the bands together!
Each hat will have students coloring or rainbow writing a large uppercase and lowercase letter. Students will also trace the uppercase and lowercase letter on the front of the hat as well as the bands of the hat. You can have them trace the letters with a pencil, crayons, or markers!! (We all know how excited our kiddos get when we say MARKERS!)
They will also get a strip of different pictures where they have to determine which pictures have the same beginning sound as the letter they are working on. Your students will glue only those pictures on the front of their hats and throw away the pictures that do not have the correct beginning sound.
As I mentioned, the assembly is very easy! I included step-by-step and picture-by-picture directions.
Here is a look at 2 different letter hats! One hat has rainbow writing with tracing of the letters with markers. The other hat has the letters colored in on the front and the letters traced with pencil on the band.