Years ago my friend Margaret named her Relay for Life team Cats in Hats. That name and the images of cats wearing hats stuck with me. A few months ago, I found an image of various cat heads with different kinds of hats on and this lesson was born.
For this lesson, my K/1 students looked at pictures of cat breeds so they could create cat portraits. They then added hats to their cats. They could choose any type of hat they wanted-crowns, top hats, baseball hats, etc. We used oil pastel.