The Letter H

Language Arts

The sound this letter stands for is  - /h/ as in happy.

Theme words - honey, hat, hair, hands, hiccups, happy, hedgehog, home

Poetry and Rhymes:

The Happy Hedgehog by E.V. Rieu(20th Century)
The Humming Bird by Harry Hibbard Kemp(Old & New)
The Hairy Dog by Herbert Asquith(Old & New)
Hippo by Debra Lindahl(1001)
See the Little Hand by Elizabeth McKinnon(1001)

Books to read aloud:
Old Hat New Hat by Stan and Jan Berenstain
The Big Honey Hunt by Stanley and Janice Berenstain
Hector's Hiccups by Lee Wardlaw
My Hands by Aliki
The Happy Hedgehog Band by Jill Barton
Ho for a Hat! by William Jay Smith
Little Toby and the Big Hair by Kim and Eugene Fernandes


Composer - Franz Joseph Haydn  (1732 - 1809)

Songs - If You're Happy and You Know It,  Home on the Range,  The Hokey Pokey,  He's Got the Whole World in His Hands


bread and honey,  ham sandwiches,  hamburgers,  hotdogs,  hawaiian pizza

Bible Story/Character Trait       Hannah


hundreds - count by hundreds (100, 200, 300, 400, etc.)  Put up a chart that goes to 100 and practice counting as far as you can.
hour - teach time by the hour (1:00, 2:00, 3:00, etc.)

Color -  hot magenta


Bird- heron
Flower - hibiscus
Mammal - hippopotamus
Ocean Creature - harp seal

Social Studies

You could learn about the geography of Hungary, Honduras, or Hawaii,  learn about the job of a hair stylist, or learn about the history of handwriting.

Art Project

Make a handprint painting.
Use fingerpaints and a large piece of paper.  Cover your child's hand with fingerpaint and let them make many handprints on the paper.  (Be sure to cover the  painting area and child well, for easy cleanup.)


Play with a hula hoop.


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