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Alphabet Pages | Letter Hh
Fun Things to Do With the
Activities & Crafts
Songs, Finger Plays, Nursery Rhymes
Recognizing the Letter "H"
Activities & Crafts:
Introduce the letter "Hh" to the children by showing them the written
word "heart" and helping them to see that it begins with an "Hh".
Cut a large heart shape out of paper and write the letter "Hh" on it.
Have the children tear or cut out magazine pictures beginning with the
letter "Hh" and then glue the pictures on the heart shape.
H's on an H
Have the children trace the letter "H" and glue alphabet cereal onto
the outline. Display the H's on a bulletin board with colorful drawings
of "H" objects.
Ask the children to trace around one of their hands. Decorate
it as they wish with markers, glitter, sequins, etc. Post on a bulletin
board; or hang from the ceiling (decorate both sides for this display)
Have a fun game of horseshoes with plastic horseshoes.
Ask the children to fill a styrofoam cup with potting soil; add some
rye grass seeds. Water daily. The children can decorate their
cup by adding facial features with construction paper pieces or with markers.
Make or buy a height chart. Measure the children and yourself.
Mark their names on the chart. Who is the tallest? Who is the
shortest? Use a ruler and measure the height of objects found in
Take some hoolahoops outside and have a hilarious time with them!
Roll them, jump thru them, jump over them, swing them on your hips!!
Make a Letter H Booklet or House
Ask children to bring a picture or magazine cut out of something beginning
with the letter Hh. Glue them into a booklet or on a large cut out
of a house.
Ask the children to bring a hat from home or make hats - Have a Hat
Play Hawaiian music, do the Hawaiian Dance, and have a luau picnic
Give the children a large cutout of a house. Ask them to find
pictures in magazines that are in a house. Glue them onto the house
Make hobby horses with a brown paper bag. Stuff bag lightly with
newspaper. Tie open end of bag tightly over a stick (dowelling works
great for this) with a piece of jute or twine. Add a mane and a tail
with yarn. Draw on the horses eyes or add large googly eyes.
Add a mouth and nostrils. Tie on an extra piece of jute for reins.
Take your horses outside and have horse races.
Songs, Finger Plays, Nursery Rhymes:
A Little House
I will make a little house, (hold hands upright with tips of fingers
touching to form arch)
Where two playmates come to hide. (slide thumbs under arch)
When I peep in at the door, (bend hands to look through arch)
They quickly run outside. (slide thumbs out quickly)
Ten Galloping Horses
Ten galloping horses came through the town, (hold up ten fingers
and pretend to gallop)
Five were white and five were brown. (hold up five
The galloped up and galloped down; (gallop them up and down)
Ten galloping horses came through the town.
A House for Me
The carpenter's hammer
Goes rap, rap, rap; (make a fist of one hand and pound in the palm
of the other)
And his saw goes see, saw, see; (move arm in sawing motion)
he hammers and hammers, (hammer)
And saws and saws; (saw)
And builds a house for me. (make house outline)
If You're Happy and You Know It
If you're happy and you know it, Clap your hands (Clap hands twice)
If you're happy and you know it, Clap your hands (Clap hands
If you're happy and you know it,
Then your face will surely show it
If you're happy and you know it, Clap your hands. (Clap hands
Hoagies for Lunch
Make hoagie sandwiches with hot dog buns, egg salad; peanut butter
& banana; pb & jam or other favorite filling.
Hoagies for Snack
Sandwich cream cheese, cheez whiz or frosting between two lady finger
Happy Face Pancakes
Make your favorite pancake recipe. Give the kids chocolate chips
fresh banana chips, etc. and maple syrup to create their faces!
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