Here’s a huge collection of letter H activities and lists of words that start with the letter H. These ideas and word lists are organized into categories so you can pick and choose as you plan out learning activities for your little one.
Whether you are doing a letter of the week or looking for ways to help your child discover and learn more about the world around them, these letter H activity ideas have been designed to give your child new learning experiences.
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Letter H Preschool Activities
- play hopscotch
- play with hula hoops
- hammer nails into a cardboard box
- build a cardboard house
- practice humming
- plan a Hawaiian luau
- make the letter H with sticker hearts
- punch holes with a hole puncher ( it’s also a great fine motor skill activity)
- play the game Hungry Hungry Hippos
- talk about opposites
- hot / cold
- high/ low
- huge / small
- heavy / light
- happy / sad
Letter H Sound
The Letter H makes the sound /h/ as in hat.
Animals That Start With H
Depending on where you live, there are several fun animals on this list you can try to see.
- Suggested activities:
- Set up a hummingbird feeder.
- Find a place where your child can ride a pony (baby horse).
- Near the shore? Look for horseshoe crabs.
- Research caring for a hermit crab or a hamster and see if it would make a good pet for your family.
- hermit crab
- horseshoe crab
Letter H Crafts for Preschoolers
Easy, fun Letter H craft ideas for preschoolers.
- Handprint Hermit Crab Craft by Preschool Connection
- Make Your Own Helicopter by Ben’s Coloring Pages
- Heart-Shaped Cookie Cutter Painting
- Dip heart-shaped cookie cutters into paint and a collage of hearts on white paper.
- Make an outline of a heart and let your child cover the outline in one of these ways:
Letter H Bible
- Read about Heaven from a children’s Bible
- Watch the Veggie Tale movie Madame Blueberry ( it’s about having a Happy Heart – being grateful)
Letter H Books
Here are my favorite Letter H books.
- A Head is for Hats by Mary Serfozo
- A House for a Hermit Crab by Eric Carle
- Blue Hat, Green Hat by Sandra Boynton
- But Not the Hippotamus by Sandra Boyton
- Do You Want a Hug? by Kevin Lewis ( Disney Frozen)
- Harry The Dirty Dog by Gene Zion
- Hiccups for Elephant by James Preller
- Hot Dog by Molly Coxe
- The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton
- The Little Red Hen by Paul Galdone
- Who Took the Farmer’s Hat? by Joan Nodset
Foods That Start With H
Suggested Activities: Enjoy a family cookout with hamburgers and hotdogs.
- honey (Never feed honey to a child under a year old)
- hot chocolate
Music Words That Start With H
Here are a couple of new vocabulary words. Use these musical terms to help your preschooler develop a sense of music appreciation. A harmonica is a great inexpensive instrument you might want to let your child explore with.
Letter H Worksheets for Preschoolers
You can find more ideas to use with the Letter H in Alphabet Activities for Preschoolers.