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Printable Animal Face Hat Template Pack

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 14 pages | Years: F - 2

Transform into your favourite animal with these fun and easy hat templates.

Paper Animal Crown Templates for National Simultaneous Storytime

These animal hats have been created to use in the classroom during the 2023 National Simultaneous Storytime. This year, the chosen book is The Speedy Sloth by Rebecca Young and Heath Mckenzie. This wonderful, rhyming story tells the story of a special sloth who breaks the slow-sloth mould to become a super speedy racer! Throughout the story, there are many different animals featured.

These animal hat templates include the following animals seen in the story:

  • Sloth 
  • Cheetah
  • Elephant
  • Giraffe
  • Mole
  • Chimp
  • Cougar
  • Armadillo
  • Meercat
  • Tortoise
  • Hare
  • Loris 
  • Snail 
  • Bear

Why not have students pick their favourite animal and get creative with their animal face hats? 

Paper Animal Crown Templates for Any Occasion

Introduce your students to the wonderful world of animals by creating their very own animal hats. These animal hats can be used in a variety of ways in the classroom:

  • Have students act out scenes as their chosen animal, helping to bring the learning to life.
  • Students can use the hats to act out stories they have created.
  • Add a fun element to class parties. 
  • Have students pick an animal and create an Animal Fact File about their chosen animal and present their fact file to the class wearing their paper animal hat.

✂️ Give Them the (Safety) Scissors

This template makes for a bonus cutting skills activity, depending on your students’ ages and abilities. 

With adult supervision, cutting skills help students work multiple muscle groups and their brains, plus:

  • strengthen finger and hand muscles
  • build dexterity and fine motor skills
  • improve hand-eye coordination
  • develop focus and attention.

And all of these skills are necessary to use a pencil and a fork; button a shirt and tie shoes; write, type and swipe.

Scissor skills are brain and muscle skills! 

Download & Print 

Print these templates on white card for added durability. Choose between a full-colour template or a black-and-white template to suit your needs. Why not provide your students with some extra art supplies, such as feathers, wool and coloured paper to really bring their animal face hats to life?


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