Summer hats range in size, color, material and decor, but all are meant to protect your face and head from the sun. Hats can be just as important as sunscreen and sunglasses for your kiddos, so be sure to bring it up with your little ones. To help spark the conversation, capitalize on the next time you're outside in sunny weather; check out all the different hats you and your kids see (but try not to point at people!). If your kids are older, maybe even bring sketch books and colored pencils/crayons and draw the different hats you see. Compare and contrast them. What are their favorites? This is also good recon work for this blog post's activity...making your own hats!
MAKE YOUR OWN SUMMER HATS!
Make your own paper mache hats! Buggyandbuddy.com has a really fun and simple way to make fun floppy hats out of wrapping paper. There's even an added bonus section for adding tissue paper flowers as decoration. This is a great guide and once you have the basics, your imagination will take you from there! Go nuts! (Then you can add "amateur milliner" to your resume!)