Monday, May 6, 2013

a basket of hats

I got the idea for this hat treasure basket from Our Montessori Home.  Jessica describes this as a social activity for your baby, and she's absolutely right.  While Elise has enjoyed exploring the hats on her own, she's had a TON of fun trying them on with her friends and family!  It's also been a great way for everyone who's visited us recently to play with Elise. 

This was a super easy treasure basket to put together.  In addition to adult hats, I stuck in a few of Elise's hats, too.  Elise is not a huge fan of hats, so I'm hoping this playful experience will make wearing a sunhat down to the park a little more bearable for her.  ;)  Even Rosie has gotten in on the action, and she really doesn't like wearing a hat! 

I found this simple little board book at the library to go along with our basket.  It's definitely early 90's style, but Elise has been intrigued with the candid photos of kids trying on hats!


  1. This is a wonderful idea! I'm sure even my 16 months old would love a basket of hats!

  2. What a fun idea! We just noticed my little guy trying to put his foot into his daddy's boot for the first time today. I bet he'd love to try on hats, too.

  3. You guys are so cute! We tried this about a month ago and it was a total no go! Maybe we'll try it again no that sunhats are compulsary.


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