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Activity: What are some words that have a short a in it?  apple, dad, ...

Zac the Rat Activity Sheets and Printable Book @ Starfall Including other short a sound words.
Family Works! Coloring Book Page: Basket, Castle


Click, Clack, Quackity-Quack by Doreen Cronin

Jack and the Beanstalk

Online ack Activities

Jack and the Beanstalk Story @ BBC

Alphabet Teddy Bear Coloring Pictures
Family Works! Coloring Book Page: Jack-in-the-Box They might change this link so you might need to search for it on their site.

"an" Online Activities

Online Man Activities and Songs
Music: This Old Man

Music Theme: Thump, Thump, Rat-A-Tat-Tat

Beginning Phonics @ abcteach: "at" Family - pdf

Look at the picture. Fill in the missing beginning sound.

Dr. Seuss and other Audio Book Downloads

The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

The Cat in the Hat Comes Back by Dr. Seuss

The Hat by Jan Brett

Various coloring pages and activities are located at Jan Brett's web site.

The Hat Project @ Jan Brett (Including activities for: Reading/Language Arts; Math, Science, Social Studies, and Music/Art/Drama - The Mexican Hat Dance.)

Three Corner Hat
Cut a piece of newspaper (or butcher paper) to be about 14x20 inches (make it larger for a teenager or an adult). Fold the longer length in half.  Fold the top corners towards the center (where they join each other).  Fold the bottoms up.  Tape the middles together.  Decorate using kids paints, crayons, markers, water colors, etc.

If you want other hat options, go to: One Way to Make a Paper Hat.

Music and Purim Resources

My Hat Has Three Corners MP3 Downloads

This can be sung if you are talking about hats (or celebrating Purim).  

Purim takes place in February or March.  It is celebrated on March 18, 2003.
Hamentaschen recipe for Purim - three cornered pastry
History of Purim @ The Holiday Spot

Find other hat activities and printables at: my Dr. Suess Theme page.

Color the Letters @ KidsRCrafty: G-H Puzzle (Hat)

Arthur: Party Hats

Online Hat Activities & Songs
The Cat in the Hat Hear it Online @ Goodnight Stories
Daddy Wheres A Funny Hat @ Lil' Fingers Storybooks
The Cat's Concentration Game
The Farmer in the  Dell Song

Ham, Cat, Hat, etc.
Dr. Seuss and other Audio Book Downloads | Dr. Seuss
 "at", "am",  and "gr" words The Cat In The Hat and Green Eggs and Ham

External Links
Dr. Seuss Activity Pages @ abcteach

Cat and Rat
Going to St. Ives Number 7
Jack's House

Farmer in the Dell MP3 Downloads


Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker's man,
Bake me a cake as fast as you can.
Roll it, and prick it, and mark it with a "B"
And put it in the oven for Baby and me!

Note: You can change the letter.

"Short A" Online Activities


Other Online Activities
Jack and Theh Beanstalk Story @ BBC
This Old Man Song
Chicken Stacker Game @ PBS
"Stack five hens by clicking on words with a short a sound.
Green Eggs and Ham: Online Scramble (a puzzle)
Jack and the Beanstalk Story @ BBC
Zac the Rat @ Starfall

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