How can you learn about Kentucky without at least having a brief stop at the Derby?
You can’t. So, I didn’t.
First we read “The Last Black King of the Kentucky Derby,” it’s a bittersweet story about a jockey who eventually quits racing here because of racism. I don’t think it was the best book for what I was trying to teach about, but it’s probably a good book for another lesson.
Afterwards we watched a video about the different hats women wear.
Which Princess thought was wonderful, the boys were more interested in seeing several different races from different years.
Afterwards we made Derby hats.
I turned them loose with styrofoam plates, bowls, pipe cleaners, buttons, bows, what have you.
Unfortunately, Batman’s was so precarious that he could never wear it. The same with Superman’s, which I did get a picture of.
Love the Derby hats idea! I will have to save that one for when we do Kentucky!
I love Princess's hat!
Raising a Happy Child says
I love hat making. It went really well here for Thanksgiving. Those hats look very fancy.
We made derby hats for Kentucky too. It was fun! I love all of the hats!
Brimful Curiosities says
You do have a knack for picking unusual books! I like the addition of the Christmas bows. Recycling?