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I Want My Hat Back


The bear’s hat is gone, and he wants it back. Patiently and politely, he asks the animals he comes across, one by one, whether they have seen it. Each animal says no, some more elaborately than others. But just as the bear begins to despond, a deer comes by and asks a simple question that sparks the bear’s memory and renews his search with a vengeance. 

I Want My Hat Back



Activity #1: Forest scene

Draw a forest on a blank A4 paper. Cut out the different characters from I Want My Hat Back and paste them onto your drawing to complete your scene.




Activity #2: Missing hat poster

Help Bear find his hat. Design a missing poster with a drawing of what’s gone, a description, and a reward! 




Activity #3: Who’s hat is this?

Look at the different types of hats.

Can your child guess who wears each hat?





#1 Make a hat


Watch Justin as he makes a hat for Mr. Tumble. Why don’t you make one for yourself too? Be original and create whatever shape hat you want and use whatever decorations you like.


A Hat for Mr. Tumble

Still image for this video


#2 How to be a good friend

In the story, the rabbit has stolen the bear’s hat and lied about not seeing the hat even though he is wearing it. At the end of the story the bear realised that the rabbit took the hat. He got so angry that he fought with the rabbit.


Both the rabbit and the bear have not been very good friends to each other. So what makes a good friend? Ask your child to look at each picture. Encourage them to describe what they see and tell you if it shows the children being a good friend or not a good friend. (*Click on each image to enlarge the picture.)


#3 Play Hat Grab

Collect the hats and compare which set has more and which set has less.


Click on the image to play the game



#4 Make a bunny pancake 

To get started, you have to prep your decorative details first. That way you can quickly add them to the pancake so you still manage to serve a hot breakfast.


To make the decorative details of your bunny pancake, you will need the following ingredients: one banana, one strawberry, two blueberries, one apple, two dollops of yogurt and a slice of cheese. (Note: the apple, cheese and strawberry can be used in more than one pancake.

Begin by slicing your cheese into six thin strips; these will be the bunny whiskers. Slice your strawberry as pictured and set aside for the nose. Cut a rectangular slice from your apple and cut an additional triangle to create bunny teeth.

Finally, make your bunny ears by cutting the curved tip off the banana and slicing the remaining banana lengthwise. Set all prepped decorative details aside.

Now it’s time to make the pancakes. You can use ready-mix pancake or create your own. Click here if you want a fluffy pancake recipe. 


Pour one medium-sized pancake (approx. 5 inches round) and two tiny pancakes (approx. 1.5 inches round) onto a preheated griddle or pan. Let them cook until bubbles form on the surface, then flip and cook until light brown.

Arrange these pancakes on your plate as pictured.

Next, add the cheese whiskers, apple teeth and strawberry nose.

Using yogurt, spoon out two dollops for eyes and place your blueberries in the center.

Finally, add your banana halves for the ears. Your Bunny Pancake is complete!