Students are fascinated when we dive into our social studies lessons. They love exploring the world around us!
We love talking about all the different professions and how they help each of us in our everyday life.
We learn about various jobs with our Community Helpers Write and Color the Room. As we honor Veterans, our little readers create engaging Veterans Day Emergent Reader books. And when we study about President’s Day we read our stacks of books about this special day.
Because providing our little learners with crafts and role-playing activities helps them to learn new things without realizing they are learning.
So we find various things in the world around us to create right in our classroom. There are so many different crafts that make learning exciting.
This Paper Police Hat Craft is a fun activity as we get ready for Law Enforcement Appreciation Day or when we talk about careers in our community.
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Supply list for the Paper Police Hat Craft:
- Police Hat Template (download below!)
- White cardstock
- Construction paper – assorted colors (blue, black, grey, and yellow)
- Paper glue
- Black Marker
Getting the Paper Police Hat Craft Ready:
To get this craft ready, you’ll need to print the template onto cardstock. I recommend you laminate the template so it can be used year after year. Next, cut out the hat and badge pieces from the template.
Making the Paper Police Hat Craft:
Students will trace the template and cut out each piece using different color construction paper for different parts of the police hat and badge. The larger part of the hat is blue, the brim is grey, the band is black, and the badge is yellow. You can change this up depending on the colors you want for the hats.
Tracing and cutting is a great way to work on fine motor skills.
For our younger learners or students that may struggle to cut out all their hat pieces, you may want to cut them out ahead of time. You can also trace the template on the construction paper for students that need a little extra help but are able to cut on their own.
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Students will then glue the main part of the hat to the band and brim. I find it best to have a completed Paper Police Hat so they can look at the example while putting theirs together.
There are 2 badges included in the template. One is for the hat and one is for our little officers to wear on their shirts. Once these are cut out onto the yellow construction paper children or an adult can write the word POLICE on each badge.
Have students glue the small badge in the center of the large portion of the hat and then glue the larger badge onto a clothespin. Kids love wearing these badges on their shirts and clothespins are safe and easy.
Next, you’ll measure out thin strips of black construction paper big enough to go around the children’s heads. Glue this strip to the back of the paper police hat and then staple the 2 end pieces together.
Once everything is dried, your students can wear their hats and badges with pride!
Looking for more ways to bring crafts and learning together?
Make learning the alphabet fun while creating adorable alphabet crafts with our Animal Alphabet Letter Crafts. These are great for letter of the week units.
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I hope you enjoy this Paper Police Hat Craft in your classroom!