My Hat Has Three Corners
Traditional

Lyrics:

 

My hat, it has three corners 

Three corners has my hat 

And had it not three corners 

It would not be my hat!

 

 

 

Activities:   
 

Sing with Hand Movements (Rhythm, pitch & motor development – ages 1-5): Do the accompanying body movements while singing. This song is great for language building, pattern comprehension & large body movement, as well as learning melody & rhythm. Here are the body movements:

 

My (point to self) hat (make a triangle with your two thumbs and index fingers over your head), 

it has three (hold up 3 fingers) corners (point to one elbow with the opposite hand) 

Three (hold up 3 fingers) corners (point to one elbow with the opposite hand)

has my (point to self) hat (make a triangle with your two thumbs and index fingers over your head), 

And had it not (wave an index finger back & forth as if saying “no-no”)three (hold up 3 fingers) corners (point to one elbow with the opposite hand)

It would not be (wave an index finger back & forth as if saying “no-no”)My (point to self) hat (make a triangle with your two thumbs and index fingers over your head)!

 

For the second verse, leave out the word “hat.” For the third verse, leave out “hat” & “corners.” Then you can do any of the following: Leave out “hat” “three” & “corners;” Do a whole verse without ANY words! (only body movements); Sing the whole verse again, like in verse one.

 

Sing About Objects Around the House (language development – ages 2-5): You can have fun swapping household items or furniture for “hat” in the song, for example, “My table, it has 4 legs, 4 legs it has my table, and had it not 4 legs, it would not be my table.” (My pants, they have 2 legs...., my car, it has 4 wheels, etc.)

 

Waltz (bonding, rhythm & motor development – all ages): This song is in a _ waltz time signature. Try waltzing around the room as you sing & listen to the song. You could have your child stand on your feet as you dance, and babies can be carried.

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