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THE LETTER "H" ACTIVITIES
 

ART

CONFETTI HOLES
Give your child some colored construction paper and a hole punch.
Show them how to punch out paper circles.
Have your child make a large pile of colored circles.
 
HORNS
Cut out horn shapes for your children to decorate.
Give your child a horn, some glue and a glue brush.
Have her cover her horn with glue and then sprinkle on some confetti from the activity above.

DECORATING THE LETTER "H"
Using the large H pattern, cut out a large cardboard H for your child.
Have her decorate her H with one of the following items.
  Hat or horse stickers
  Halloween stickers
  Hay
 
ADDITIONAL "H" ART IDEAS
Make hand prints
Let your child paint the house with a brush and bucket of water.
Cut out paper hearts.
GAMES
"H" OBJECT PUZZLES
Cut out some "H" object shapes (such as; a heart, a hand, a house, etc.) out of heavy cardboard or tag board.
Then cut the shapes into 4 piece puzzles.
Give the puzzles to your child to put together.
 
Note: Keep each small puzzle in a separate small zip-lock sandwich bag or else make each object shape out a different color of paper, for easy separation by your child.
 
HOUSE COUNT
A fun H activity is to count houses as you drive along somewhere.
You can also just count objects that begin with the letter H, such as; houses, horses, hoses, hearts, helicopters, hats, holly trees, etc.
 
MATCHING HATS
Look for pictures of hats and cut out the hats.
Paste the hats on index cards.
Sit with your child and discuss the hats and who they might have belonged to.
SCIENCE
H SCIENCE
Hot and Cold
Animal Homes
Hurricanes
Hibernating Animals - check out Hibernating Bears - Discovery Station
Animals who names start with the letter H, such as; horses, hogs, hedge hogs, etc.
  LANGUAGE
H PICTURE BOOKS
Help your child make their own H picture book.
Look through magazines and cut out pictures of objects that begin with the letter H, such as; house, horse, hat, horns, hearts, hammer, hamburgers, hot dogs, hands, hair, etc.
Staple 3-4 sheets of white copy paper folded in half to make a blank book.
Write "My H Book" on the cover of the book.
Give the book to your child to use to glue his H pictures into.
 
HIPPO’S HEARTS

Here is a fun poem with lots of H’s to act out with your children.
Select seven children. One to be Hippo, one to be Horse, one to be Hamster, one to be Hen, one to be Hog, one to be Hare and one to be Hedgehog.
Have the children line up in order.
  Then give the hearts to Hippo to pass out while everyone recites the following rhyme.

Hippo made some hearts.
He passed out to friends.
He gave one to Horse,
He gave one to Hen.

He gave one to Hamster.
He gave one to Hog.
He gave one to Hare.
And one to Hedgehog.

Everyone was happy,
And I heard them say.
Thank you, thank you Hippo!
For the hearts you made today.
                      Jean Warren

BEGINNING WRITING
WRITING ACTIVITIES
Make H's using Chenilles or Wax sticks.
MOVEMENT
MOVEMENT IDEAS
Here are some H movement ideas.
Hammering a house
Hand movements
Riding a horse
Acting hungry
Feeding horses, hay
Hopping
Hatching
Helping
Howling
Hibernating
Hiking up a hill

HOUSEKEEPING AREA
HOUSEKEEPING OBJECTS
Here are some objects you may want to add to your housekeeping area.
Hairbrush
Hot water bottle
Lots of hats
Heart clothing
Hammers
Horns
Pretend hot dogs and hamburgers

SNACKS
SNACK IDEAS
Hot Dogs
Hamburgers
Heart cookies

BLOCK AREA

BLOCK AREA ITEMS
Helicopters
Hammers
Houses
Hotels