The Queens Hat Story Time Idea - Make your own hat!

This is a very simple, easy-to-do activity that's great for a Story Time or a creative arts & crafts lesson. This is something I sometimes do at events for younger pupils. I find that it's a fun way to engage Reception (or Kindergarten) pupils, but older children often enjoy a creative crafts activity too.

Broadwater Primary School wearing their paper crowns for a CLASS PHOTO. (Photo by Emerson Wimsey)

Broadwater Primary School wearing their paper crowns for a CLASS PHOTO. (Photo by Emerson Wimsey)

All you need is to do is prepare wide strips of paper for your pupils to decorate.

There are places online you can buy ready made paper crowns (a quick Google search is all it takes) but it's much easier and cheaper to use a wide strip of paper, like the pupils at Broadwater Primary school did to make their very own hats.

Your pupils can then stick all sorts of things to the paper (i.e. colourful shapes, glitter, feathers etc.) and they can draw on it too.

Then simply curl it into a 'hat' and attach the two ends together.

They can be pirate hats, princess hats, monster hats or Abstract Art hats (these are probably the most fun to paint)!

And to celebrate the creation of your new headgear you can parade around the playground with musical instraments!

And hopefully a swift gust of wind won't blow your hat away, like in THE QUEEN'S HAT!

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Broadwater Primary School pupils showing off their new headgear in a musical parade. (Photo by Emerson Wimsey)

Broadwater Primary School pupils showing off their new headgear in a musical parade. (Photo by Emerson Wimsey)