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We Found a Hat Activities and Comprehension Questions

We Found a Hat by Jon Klassen promotes discussions on problem-solving, sharing and temptation. Read on to find related activities and comprehension questions.

We Found a Hat Activities and Comprehension Questions

Two turtles find a hat that looks good on both of them, but there is only one hat and two turtles. The book gives you the opportunity to promote:

You can also use the book to teach

Scroll down for We Found a Hat activities, discussion questions and videos.

We Found a Hat Summary

Two turtles find a white ten-gallon hat in the middle of the desert. They take turns trying it on. It looks good on both of them. As there is only one hat, they leave it and try to forget about it. Well, that is what the narration wants you to think. The illustrations tell a different story.

The turtles watch the sunset together. But one of them is thinking about… the hat. When they go to sleep, the turtle is still thinking about the hat.

The tempted turtle checks to see if his friend is sleeping while it moves closer to the hat. The other turtle tells its friend it is dreaming they both have a hat, and they both look good. The dream catches the attention of the tempted turtle, and it forgets about the hat. He goes to his dreaming friend and falls asleep.

We Found a Hat by Jon Klassen
Illustrator: Jon Klassen
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 978-0763656003

Book Series

  • I Want My Hat Back 
  • This Is Not My Hat
  • We Found a Hat

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We Found a Hat Activities & Resources

I have created literacy graphic organizers for We Found a Hat. You can find them at my Teachers Pay Teachers store. There are many activities for each literacy area to differentiate depending on your student’s ability/age. They include activities for:

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External We Found a Hat Activities & Links

FREE We Found a Hat Activities

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We Found a Hat Read-Aloud Questions

Read aloud sessions are a wonderful way for children to understand the connection between written text and spoken language. You can model reading habits and strategies, reading fluency, tone and eye contact. You can also introduce different genres, authors and illustrators.

  • What do you think Jon Klassen wants us to learn from reading We Found a Hat? What did you learn from reading We Found a Hat?
  • Describe the problem faced by the turtles and how it was solved.
  • How did the illustrations help you understand We Found a Hat?
  • How does Jon Klassen show the turtle’s emotions throughout the book?
  • Describe how the turtles could have handled the hat situation differently.
  • Have you ever wanted something even though there wasn’t enough to share? What happened?
  • What do you think would have happened if the turtle had taken the hat?
  • What makes the turtle change its mind about taking the hat while its friend sleeps?
  • What is your favourite book in the ‘hat’ series? Why?
  • What do you think of the ending? In what other ways could the book have ended?

You can find a full set of discussion cards in the We Found a Hat Literacy Bundle or as a separate pack.

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