Candlewick Press Activity Kit

With dry, irreverent humor and quirky illustrations, Jon Klassen’s unique picture books have captured the imagination of children and adults alike. His authorial debut I Want My Hat Back, a 2012 Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book, tells the story of a bear who has lost his hat and is determined to find it. In the companion title, 2013 Caldecott Medal winner This Is Not My Hat, a little fish steals a hat from a big fish. The little fish is sure he’ll get away with it, but trouble follows close behind . . . This kit features six simple, fun activities — including drawing activities, character cut-outs, and a crossword puzzle — that will allow children to engage with Klassen’s books both creatively and conceptually. So gather up your art supplies for an adventure with some of your favorite characters — and hold on to your hat!

Illustrations and display font © 2011 and 2012 by Jon Klassen

Forest Scene
Bear is looking for his hat. Draw a forest on the next page. Cut out the different characters below from I Want My Hat Back and paste them onto your drawing to complete your scene.

Materials:
• Crayons or markers • Safety scissors • Glue or tape

Illustrations and display font © 2011 by Jon Klassen

Jon Klassen Activity Kit

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Forest Scene

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Make Your Own Hat
First decorate the hat below, then cut it out by following the solid lines. Fold on the dotted lines and tape together where indicated.

TA PE HE RE

Materials:
• Safety scissors • Clear tape • Crayons, markers, and other fun decorating materials

Display font © 2011 by Jon Klassen

Jon Klassen Activity Kit

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Crossword Puzzle
This is your crossword puzzle — about This Is Not My Hat! To complete it, write the answers to the questions below in the corresponding boxes.
1 2

3 5

4

6

Across 1.  Who shows Big Fish where Little Fish is hiding?
Illustrations and display font © 2012 by Jon Klassen

Down 2. Who gets to keep the hat in the end? 3.  Where does Little Fish hide from Big Fish? 4.  What is Big Fish doing when Little Fish steals his hat?

5.  Who thinks the hat fits him “just right”? 6.  What does Little Fish steal from Big Fish?

Jon Klassen Activity Kit

Answer Key: 1. Crab, 2. Big Fish, 3. Plants, 4. Sleeping, 5. Little Fish, 6. Hat • Candlewick Press • www.candlewick.com • page 5

Underwater Scene
Cut out the characters below from This Is Not My Hat and paste them onto the underwater scene on the next page. Will Big Fish find Little Fish this time?

Materials:
• Safety scissors • Glue or tape

Illustrations and display font © 2012 by Jon Klassen

Jon Klassen Activity Kit

Candlewick Press

www.candlewick.com

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Illustration © 2012 by Jon Klassen

Jon Klassen Activity Kit

Candlewick Press

www.candlewick.com

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Fish Cutout
If you were going to illustrate your own picture book starring a fish, what would your fish look like? Have an adult help you cut along the outline of this fish, and use crayons or markers to decorate it.

Materials:
• Crayons or markers • Safety scissors

Display font © 2012 by Jon Klassen

Jon Klassen Activity Kit

Candlewick Press

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Maze

Help Little Fish swim to where the plants grow big and tall and close together. Draw a route from the start to the finish.

Illustrations and display font © 2012 by Jon Klassen

Jon Klassen Activity Kit

Candlewick Press

www.candlewick.com

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