ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Family and Parenting»
  • Babies & Baby Care

Letter H: Alphabet Activities for Kids

Updated on June 16, 2013

Fun Ways to Learn the Letter H!

Next up on the Alphabet Journey is the Letter H!

All crafts, activities and recipes for H Day will be centered around letter recognition in a way that makes letter learning fun and interactive.

We made paper houses, horses, and hamburgers, played hopscotch, did worksheets with honeybees harvesting honey and hopping hares (free to download!), and even danced some Hula!

Plus, we've got fun videos focused on the letter H and links to free worksheets and coloring pages that highlight (H word - hehe!) the letter H!

Alphabet Food and Snacks

Whether you're seeking out the letter H in your cereal or pasta, or chowing down on gummies or cookies or crackers, these foods make learning letters fun ... and yummy!

letter h alphabet activities for kids and toddlers
letter h alphabet activities for kids and toddlers

Alphabet Activities Binder

letter h alphabet activities binder
letter h alphabet activities binder

As normal, our day begins with my daughter gluing down the letter H in her alphabet binder!

H is for Hungry, Hungry Hippos

h is for hungry hungry hippos alphabet activities for kids
h is for hungry hungry hippos alphabet activities for kids

I am so glad that I got this for my daughter for Christmas. I knew I loved it as a kid, and boy, do my girls love it, too! So our day started with some rounds of Hungry, Hungry Hippos, because my daughter saw it on the counter first thing. The excitement was overwhelming.

Hungry, Hungry Hippos! - My daughters could play this every day - but it was extra special on H Day!

H is for House

h is for house alphabet activities for kids
h is for house alphabet activities for kids

For sorting capital and lowercase letter Hs, we used two Houses. Specifically, red brick houses. The Hs are supposed to be cut into shapes to resemble bricks.

I drew on the doors and windows ahead of time, to make the shapes instantly recognizable, but it's not really necessary.

My daughter glued the homes to the paper and then followed that with sorting the letters and gluing them on to the different homes.

H is for Hamburger

h is for hamburger alphabet activities for kids
h is for hamburger alphabet activities for kids

This project reminded me, again, that my toddler doesn't see things the same way I do. I cut an H-shaped "burger" ahead of time, as well as a bun and slices of tomato, cheese, and lettuce.

I imagined that we would neatly stack the tomato, cheese, and lettuce upon the burger, as you would at dinner, but my daughter took the toppings and made her own letter H shape with them, on top of the burger. Made me smile :)

H is for Horse

h is for hore alphabet activities for kids
h is for hore alphabet activities for kids

I cut a lowercase H from brown paper and a head/mane, tail, and hooves from white. I let her glue these pieces where ever she thought they looked best, including the googly eye.

H is for Hearts

h is for hearts alphabet activities for kids
h is for hearts alphabet activities for kids

A simple concept, to reinforce recognition of the letter, with stickers I found at the dollar store.

The worksheet is free. You can print it from the link below. Click "download" under "Media Options."

H is for Hopscotch

Click thumbnail to view full-size
H is for Hopscotch! Nothing fancy: just chalk squares on the driveway with numbers and the girls bouncing over them.H is for Hopscotch!And we took some time out for a spontaneous learning lesson when a "Hairy" caterpillar came to check out what we were doing!
H is for Hopscotch! Nothing fancy: just chalk squares on the driveway with numbers and the girls bouncing over them.
H is for Hopscotch! Nothing fancy: just chalk squares on the driveway with numbers and the girls bouncing over them.
H is for Hopscotch!
H is for Hopscotch!
And we took some time out for a spontaneous learning lesson when a "Hairy" caterpillar came to check out what we were doing!
And we took some time out for a spontaneous learning lesson when a "Hairy" caterpillar came to check out what we were doing!

Letter H Cookies

Letter H Cookies
Letter H Cookies

H is for Handprint Hedgehog

h is for hedgehog handprints alphabet activities for kids
h is for hedgehog handprints alphabet activities for kids

My daughter loves few things more than digging into a plate of paint. So I squeezed some pink and brown paint onto a paper plate and let her finish the hedgehog to her heart's content!

The worksheet is free. You can print it from the link below. Click "download" under "Media Options."

H is for Honeybees Harvesting Honey

h is for honeybees harvesting honey alphabet activities for kids
h is for honeybees harvesting honey alphabet activities for kids

Another worksheet I created for H Day, this is a quick activity, but the colorful illustrations make it fun.

The worksheet is free. You can print it from the link below. Click "download" under "Media Options."

H is for Hopping Hares

h is for hopping hares
h is for hopping hares

This is a worksheet I made for my daughter to practice tracing, but, as you can see, she was more interested in scribbling. At least she followed the trails ...

The worksheet is free. You can print it from the link below. Click "download" under "Media Options."

H is for Hula

Click thumbnail to view full-size
My Hawaiian princesses watching Hula videos on my laptop while Hula dancing!My Hawaiian princesses watching Hula videos on my laptop while Hula dancing!My Hawaiian princesses watching Hula videos on my laptop while Hula dancing!
My Hawaiian princesses watching Hula videos on my laptop while Hula dancing!
My Hawaiian princesses watching Hula videos on my laptop while Hula dancing!
My Hawaiian princesses watching Hula videos on my laptop while Hula dancing!
My Hawaiian princesses watching Hula videos on my laptop while Hula dancing!
My Hawaiian princesses watching Hula videos on my laptop while Hula dancing!
My Hawaiian princesses watching Hula videos on my laptop while Hula dancing!

Hula Videos

To show my daughters what hula was, I picked a few familiar scenes, like the short Hula skit from The Lion King and the beautiful introduction to Lilo and Stitch. Then there's a video about Hula and Hawaii, with dancing and music, a youth Hula competition, and a faster-paced Cook Island dance that isn't exactly Hula, but they were in grass skirts and I thought my kids would find it entertaining.

My girls loved the grass skirts and leis I picked up at the dollar store, and they bounced all over the place imitating the dance moves, so I'd say it was successfully fun!

Letter H Gummies

Letter H Gummies
Letter H Gummies

H is for Helicopter

h is for helicopter
h is for helicopter

I found this tiny helicopter in the craft section of Walmart for a dollar. Couldn't resist it for a buck, so we painted it with some paint we had. Then we pulled out our pile of foam letter stickers, sorted out a bunch of Hs, and stuck them all over the vehicle. My daughter enjoyed this even more than I expected.

A Model Helicopter

Wood Helicopter
Wood Helicopter

This is actually supposed to be played with as-is, but you could paint it if you like!

 

H is for Hard Hats & Hammers

h is for hard hats and hammers alphabet activities for kids
h is for hard hats and hammers alphabet activities for kids

I got the hard hats and the small mallet at the dollar store. I felt a little safer with her using a mini rubber mallet then a small hammer. I foresaw injury with the latter option.

Anyway, she practiced "hammering" with some old golf tees stuck into styrofoam.

H is for Hidden Messages

h is for hidden messages alphabet activities for kids
h is for hidden messages alphabet activities for kids

This kind of hidden message is not terribly vibrant but it's easy to make.

Just draw words or patterns with a white crayon on white paper, and then paint watercolors over the paper to reveal the messages!

H is for Hamlet

h is for hamlet alphabet activities for kids
h is for hamlet alphabet activities for kids

Okay, Hamlet may be a little morose for some kids, but my daughter loves the illustrations in this book. I'm one of those sticklers who refuses to own anything abridged, but I made an exception with this book, because the stories are short enough for my kids and the illustrations are attractively soft and colorful.

Illustrated Stories from Shakespeare - I was very pleasantly surprised to hear my daughter asking me to read to her from this book!

Illustrated Stories from Shakespeare (Clothbound Story Collections)
Illustrated Stories from Shakespeare (Clothbound Story Collections)

This incredibly beautiful book features 6 abridged stories from Shakespeare, including Hamlet. My daughter loves the watercolor pictures.

 

Letter H Words of Encouragement

Hooray

Hot

Huge

Handsome

Hardworking

Heartfelt

Heroic

H is for Ham & Honeydew

h is for ham and honeydew alphabet activities for kids
h is for ham and honeydew alphabet activities for kids

We had a lunch featuring pieces of honeydew and pieces of ham. Simple but delicious!

H is for Happy Snax

h is for happy snax alphabet activities for kids
h is for happy snax alphabet activities for kids

These are just soooooo cute that I simply couldn't resist picking some up for H Day!

Happy Snax

EARTHS BEST CEREAL SNAX GRAHAM, 2.6 OZ
EARTHS BEST CEREAL SNAX GRAHAM, 2.6 OZ

These are Graham flavored, like the ones in my photo.

 

H is for Honey Scones

h is for honey scones alphabet activities for kids
h is for honey scones alphabet activities for kids

These are absolutely delicious. And my daughter loved making them with me. So they're a win-win.

honey scones recipe
honey scones recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsalted and chilled butter
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream plus 1 tablespoon
  • 4 teaspoons turbinado sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Use a pastry cutter or two knives to cut in small cubes of chilled butter until the entire mixture resembles crumbs.
  3. In a small bowl, mix the honey and ½ cup cream, then stir into the dry ingredients. Stir just until moistened - do not over mix.
  4. Flour a surface and gently knead and shape your dough into a disc about and inch or less in thickness. Cut the disc into 8 wedges (or use a biscuit cutter in your desired shape) and place them on the cookie sheet, about an inch apart.
  5. Brush the tops with the reserved tablespoon of cream and sprinkle the top with the turbinado sugar. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until edges are just browned.
Cast your vote for Honey Scones Recipe

More Letter H Foods

Halibut

Hard Cider

Hallandaise sauce

Halloween candy

Havarti cheese

Hamburgers

Hot dogs

Heros

Hazelnuts

Honey

Horseradish

Hummus

Hushpuppies

Letter H Collage

letter h collage alphabet activities for kids
letter h collage alphabet activities for kids

Our letter H collage featured hands, hats, horses, hula, hamburgers, hot dog, hummingbird, hand, hammock, headphones, and hot sauce.

Videos for the Letter H

These videos include Sesame Street skits, a Between the Lions song, a Storybots song, and an episode of Olive and the Rhyme Rescue Crew.

Harry and the Dirty Dog - One of our favorites, we often read the copy my parents read to me when I was a child. For a change, watch Betty White reading the st

Harry and the Dirty Dog - A great book for H Day ... and one of our favorites for any day!

Harry the Dirty Dog
Harry the Dirty Dog

A wonderful classic, I read this as a kid, and I read it regularly with my girls.

 

Which is Your Favorite Activity?

See results

Leave a Note! - Let us know what you think! What kinds of activities have you done with your children?

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.