Today I’m sharing some fun letter H activities for preschoolers!
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It took us almost two years to put together our giant resource for Letter of the Week. During that time I did a huge variety of activities with my older boys. Now my Six is in kindergarten and a fluent reader. My Four knows his alphabet and sounds, can read about 25 sight words, and is easily reading three-letter-words.
It’s time for their little brother to learn the alphabet! I’m using our alphabet resources as a reference for designing weekly activities for my 3-year-old. And I’m sharing them with you so you can see what a typical week looks like.
We started the week with my free little book of songs and rhymes. Letter H has some great nursery rhymes!
For the first time, I printed and laminated the tracing card that comes with each lesson of Learning the Alphabet. I got a long shoelace and helped my Three thread it through the holes that I punched. This was definitely something to do together, as he couldn’t have managed it alone.
We’ll be trying this again!
He enjoyed doing the fan folding, gluing, and drawing for this heart person (he wanted me to do the nose). I just love how it turned out!
I cut out the shapes, and he decided how they should come together to make this house. Check out the rest of our letter H craft ideas for more inspiration.
I pulled some foam hearts out of the cupboard and wrote numbers on them for some heart-themed math. He worked to put all the numbers from 1-10 in order as he went up the stairs. This was great exercise as he came back down to get each number!
After he was done, he ascended the stairs, reading each number as he went.
On the backs of the hearts I drew common shapes. Then I put them on the floor, and he stepped on each shape as I called it. For more letter H math ideas, visit this post.
I put grain in a tray and encouraged him to write the letter H with his finger, but he wouldn’t do it.
Since he wasn’t ready for that, I took a step back. I wrote a letter H on paper and got out some craft sticks. Together we put the sticks on the lines to make the letter H.
He resisted at first, but with my help he figured it out.
Now you can see why we’re not tackling handwriting pages yet! Some 3-year-olds might be ready for that, but there is no need to rush it.
I just love using my free alphabet picture cards! I pulled out the pictures for B and H and helped him sort by beginning sound. He’s really starting to get the hang of this! When doing this actiivty I always take the picture and isolate the beginning sound.
“Bananas! /b/, /b/, bananas!” (* When I put the letter in brackets, that’s to show that I’m saying the letter’s sound, not its name.)
Then we look to see where the picture goes. Does it make the /b/ sound like B, or the /h/ sound like H?
Sensory play was simple! We just put some colored rice into a box with a heart-shaped container and some measuring spoons I bought in the Target dollar bins. Learn how to make a colored rice sensory bin here.
These were some of our very favorite books for letter H. For many more favorites, be sure to visit our letter H book list.
We always like to bring our learning back to the whole alphabet. This week I printed some alphabet cards and spread them out on the couch. Then I made a cereal box into a monster with an open mouth. I told him what the monster was hungry for, and he fed it the right flash card.
“The monster wants a letter that says /b/, /b,/ /b/!” Or “The monster needs a letter B! Or “The monster wants the card that says /v/, /v/, volcano!”
All your links in one spot!
- Little Letter H Book (songs and rhymes)
- Letter H Dot Sticker Page
- My Letter H Book (with photos)
- Letter H Crafts
- Learning the Alphabet: get the whole series or get Letter H for free
- Letter H Book List
- Letter H Math Ideas
Is your child ready for more of a challenge?
My little guy just turned 3. If you have an older child or one who’s simply ready for the next step, try some of these!
- Do some letter H handwriting pages.
- Try Beginning Sound Cover with poker chips.
- Clip the pictures on our beginning sound clip cards.
- Practice beginning sounds with our match mats.
- Do a beginning sound coloring page.
Check out the rest of our alphabet posts!
Teach letter sounds with this fun app… designed by a teacher!
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