Mrs. Honey's Hat Lesson Plan

Instructor: Maria Airth

Maria has a Doctorate of Education and over 15 years of experience teaching psychology and math related courses at the university level.

Mrs. Honey gets a new hat in the most unexpected way in 'Mrs. Honey's Hat' by Pam Adams. Your students will participate in physically active games, art projects and writing activities to follow Mrs. Honey and her hat through a week of changes.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Recount a story in event order.
  • Use illustrations to determine the definitions of words in a story.


Warm-up and Instruction: 10 minutes

Activity 1: 10-15 minutes

Activity 2: 20 -30 minutes

Activity 3: 20 minutes

Curriculum Standards


Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.


Use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas.


Distinguish between information provided by pictures or other illustrations and information provided by the words in a text.

Vocabulary List

  • Knitting
  • Hermit crab
  • Dandelions
  • Cobwebs


  • Mrs. Honey's Hat by Pam Adams
  • Paper plates
  • Art supplies (including a variety of pompoms, feathers and other large art supplies)
  • Stick glue
  • Elastic
  • Index cards
  • Copies of the illustrations associated with each day from the text (one set for each group):
    • Mrs. Honey on the park bench
    • Mrs. Honey and her friend sitting at the table
    • Mrs. Honey at the seaside
    • Mrs. Honey in the field
    • Mrs. Honey at the old castle
    • Cats at the cat show


  • Call students to the reading area. Discuss:
    • How many things can you remember in a row?
    • Can you remember five numbers in a row? (test a few students)
    • What about 25? Is that too many?
  • Tell your students ''Today we are going to read a story that spans a whole week. I'd like you to see if you can remember what happens on each day of the week to Mrs. Honey's hat.''

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