Handwriting Practice for Preschool: Letter H

If you are on the hunt for handwriting practice for preschool kids you have found the right place!

This week we are focusing on the letter H.

This printable includes tracing practice, encourages preschoolers to practice the sound the letter makes and come up with a list of as many things as they can that start with the letter letter of the week.

Let me show you how fun this little printable is!

handwriting practice for perschool letter h

You Will Need:

Print out the worksheet and grab your pencil.

While you’re at it, if you’ve made our alphabet flip book grab it too!  (Click the link above to find out how to make your own. Super easy!!)

The theme of this printable (house) goes with the theme of the letter if the week craft. These pair perfectly together as you teach your preschooler their ABC’s.

handwriting practice for preschool

Let’s start by tracing the letters.

There is a big H and a little h in the top left corner of the page. There are arrows that guide your preschooler and show how to correctly write each letter.

Have them use their finger to trace each letter following the arrows.

 

trace the letter h

 

Next, grab the alphabet flip book. Find the letter H.

See how the h’s look the same on this card as they do on our printable?

What are some other things that start with the letter H? Hat, horse, house, harp, hammer, hair, etc.

h is for hat

I love to use the My First Picture Dictionary as we make a list of words that start with the letter of the week.

This book came in our Sonlight curriculum and we use it often.

my first picture dictionary book

Now let’s trace all of the H’s.

The first row is all big H’s.

The second row is all little h’s.

Then the third row alternates big H and little h.

The last row is blank for independent practice.

handwriting practice for kids

Feel free to spread the work out over a few days if you want. Matthew does not like to do all of the tracing in one day.

 

 

 

More Letter H Activities for Kids

Hand Print Art: H is for House

How many things can you think of that start with the letter H? House, heart, hair, hat, hammer, helicopter, horse, hummingbird and more many more!

Are you ready to use our hands and create hand print art that looks just like a house? Amanda from Artsy Momma has created the funnest keepsake. And I love how stickers were incorporated to help decorate the house!

Oh, when you’re done with this hand print craft, make sure you check out all of the links at the end of this post which include fun activities for kids as you teach your little one the letter H. You will find a letter of the week craft, a letter H Do a Dot printable, a handwriting practice worksheet that is all about the letter H, a book list for the library, and a snack idea!

 


 

Hello! How are you liking the hand print art alphabet series so far?

My preschooler and I are enjoying coming up with creative ways to make art that match the Letter of the Week crafts over here on Crystal & Co. This week’s post is Letter H is for House. Originally we made the house using prints from both hands. It looked okay, but then I decided to remake it last minute using just one hand print. I like it better with just the one but it’s still doable with the two.

Kids will love designing their own house with color choices, stickers, patterns, and so on. Ours is just a simple pink and purple house with a ‘doggie’ outside of it – 3 of my daughter’s favorite things!

Hand Print Art: H is for House

Supplies Needed:

hand print art for kids

Instructions for making the House Hand Print Art:

Make a hand print in a color of choice on a sheet of construction paper. My daughter chose to make a purple house.

Use a black marker to outline the print so that it resembles a house shape.

Draw a chimney on the top. Color in with marker.

Add a door and windows. My little one wants to make everything pink all the time so of course the door on her house is colored pink!

Make grass – optional.

Add stickers such as animals, flowers, trees, or anything else you might find in a yard – optional. Staying with the letter H theme, my daughter added hearts as decoration.

Write ‘H is for House’.

h is for house

See you next week for a yummy-looking craft for the Letter I!

 

Letter of the Week Activities for Preschoolers (Letter H)

 

 

Amanda @artsy_mommaAmanda is an ‘artsy momma’ to 2 kids who love making crafts just as much as she does. Follow their creative journey over on the blog titled Artsy Momma. Besides crafts, they share fun food ideas, hands-on learning activities, mommy DIY, + lots more! If you love handprint art, head over to their Fun Handprint Art blog where you will find hundreds of their projects all made with little hands and feet.

Hand Print Art: G is for Goat

Are you ready to explore the letter G? We are!

We’re going to use our hands to create hand print art that looks just like a goat!

Looking for more fun activities for kids as you teach your little on their alphabet? At the end of this post there are links to many other letter G activities and tutorials! You will find a letter of the week goat craft, a letter G Do a Dot printable, a handwriting practice worksheet that is all about the letter G, a book list for the library, and a snack idea!

I just love Amanda’s easy to follow tutorial and I love all of the goat facts this week! Are you ready to dive in?


 

Hi everyone! Today’s hand print art letter of the week craft is G is for Goat.

5 Fun Facts about Goats:

  • Male goats are called bucks while female goats are called does. Baby goats are called kids.
  • A group of goats is called a ‘trip of goats’.
  • They do not have upper front teeth. Instead they have a hard gum pad.
  • They have rectangular-shaped pupils allowing them to see things on the side of them without turning their head.
  • Some can jump as high as five feet!

Hand Print Art: G is for Goat

Supplies Needed:

Hand Print Art - G is for Goat

Instructions for making the Hand Print Goat:

Make a brown handprint on a sheet of construction paper.

Add a brown thumbprint under the thumb – this makes the head area.

Use the pinky finger to make a tail.

Let dry.

Hand Print Goat Craft

Cut 2 small pieces from a pipe cleaner and glue it to the top of the goat’s head. These are the horns.

Cut another small piece off from the pipe cleaner. Glue on as the beard.

Glue on a tiny googly eye or draw one on.

Draw on the nose, mouth, and hooves with a black marker.

Hand Print Art: G is for Goat

We used both mini crafts sticks and regular sized ones to make the fence. It is not necessary to use both sizes. Alternatively, you could instead draw a fence on or create one from pipe cleaners.

Write ‘G is for Goat’ at the top.

Hand Print Art: G is for Goat

 

 

Letter of the Week Activities for Preschoolers (Letter G)

Amanda @artsy_mommaAmanda is an ‘artsy momma’ to 2 kids who love making crafts just as much as she does. Follow their creative journey over on the blog titled Artsy Momma. Besides crafts, they share fun food ideas, hands-on learning activities, mommy DIY, + lots more! If you love handprint art, head over to their Fun Handprint Art blog where you will find hundreds of their projects all made with little hands and feet.

Handwriting Practice for Kids: Pirate Printables

Talk Like a Pirate Day is almost here! It is September 19th!

We’ve shared a collection of pirate activities for kids and an awesome book list. Now, it is time to do some pirate handwriting practice for kids . These printables will work perfectly into your homeschool day or can be used just for fun if you choose! Teachers in a classroom, I have ideas for you too! (And at the end of this post there are links to many other great ideas!)

Let me show you exactly how you can use these three pages of printables to make learning fun!

handwriting practice for kids pirate vocabulary page

PRINT HANDWRITING PRACTICE PACKET HERE: 

Handwriting Practice for Kids Pirate Theme <<——- click to print

The first page is perfect for vocabulary words or spelling lists/test!

I like to write vocabulary words we’re learning on our dry erase board. Then the big kids use it for copywork.

Pirate Vocabulary Words:

Here are some fun pirate vocabulary words for Kindergarten, first and even second grade are:

  1. anchor
  2. deck
  3. explore
  4. gold
  5. hook
  6. island
  7. map
  8. ocean
  9. patch
  10. pirate
  11. ship
  12. treasure

The next page is perfect for pirate story telling!

Have your kiddos draw a picture of their favorite pirate adventure and then write a short story that goes with the picture.

handwriting practice for kids pirate story and picture

Here is an additional page you can use to continue your pirate story or to do more handwriting practice!

Encourage your kids to use their imagination!

handwriting practice for kids pirate story telling

Now it’s your turn to share! What is your favorite way to encourage handwriting practice with your kiddos?

More Pirate Activities for Kids

 

 

Artwork for this project is from ScrapinDoodles.

 

Handwriting Practice for Kids: Letter G

Are you teaching a preschooler or Kindergartner the letter G? Here is an easy worksheet that provides  handwriting practice for preschool  age kids as you teach the alphabet.

Are you looking for more letter G activities for kids? We have tons of them here! Look for a collecction of ideas (with links) at the end of this post.

handwriting practice for kids g is for goat

You Will Need:

Print out the worksheet and grab a pencil.

Also, grab your alphabet flip book. (Click the link above to find out how to make your own. Super easy!!)

Find the G in the flip book. Talk about the letter G.

What sound does the letter G make?

How many things can you think of that start with the letter G?

g is for goat

Have your child trace the big G and little g with his/her finger.

There are arrows they can follow when tracing.

trace the letter G

Now it is time to do the tracing.

Have your preschooler trace all of the big G’s.

Then they can trace all of the little g’s.

Then the third row alternates big G and little g.

The last row is blank for independent practice.

You can spread the work out over a few days if you want. Matthew does not like to do all of the tracing in one day.

handwriting for preschoolers g is for goat

 

And there you have it. An easy worksheet as you learn the letter G!

Looking for more ways to learn at home. Here is our collection of letter G activities for kids.

More Letter G Activities for Kids

 

Preschool Do a Dot Printables: A is for Apple

Are you familiar with do a dot markers? They are kind of like BINGO dobbers and they come in different colors. Kids love using them!

These do a dot markers make for fun activities for kids. I adore out preschool do a dot printables that are all about A is for apple! These are perfect as we welcome Fall and visit apple orchards!

I am going to show you how to use these printables to make learning fun for your poreschooler!

a is for apple do a dot printables

 

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Preschool Do a Dot Printables:

 

The first page is all about the letter Aa.

Use the red do a dot marker as you find all of the big A’s.

Use the green do a dot marker as you find all of the little a’s.

How many were there of each?

Grab your alphabet flip book and talk about the letter Aa and the sounds that it makes.

big a little a do a dot printables

Next, use the red do a dot marker to fill in the circles as you go apple picking.

Then, use your favorite color, or brown, to fill in the circles on the basket.

a is for apple do a dot printable

Use the green do a dot marker to to fill in all the circles on the green apple.

How many circles are there?

green apple do a dot printables

Apples are hanging in the tree.

Find the green apples and the red apples.

Use the correct color do a dot marker to color them as you find them.

Then, draw a line with a pencil to the basket each apple should go into.

green and red apples do a dots

Use crayons to color the apple.

What color will you make it?

apple color pageFind all of the big A’s and little a’s.

Use the color do a dot marker indicated in the directions as you mark each one.

find the letter a do a dot

 

What is made with apples?

Follow the directions as you decide which things are made with apples and which things are not made with apples.

made with apples Enjoy!

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Teach Colors to Kids in Spanish Flip Book

Are you working to teach colors to kids right now? Since we homeschool and one of my little one’s is a preschooler, we certainly have been working on our colors.

I love creating flip books to help with learning. It is a great way to take flash card type material and turn them into a quick little book that stays together easily.

A few weeks ago I create a flip book for that you can use to teach colors to kids and immediately I received some feedback that never crossed my mind. A teacher asked if I had a Spanish version that she could use with her students. Why had I never thought of this?

So here you go. This is perfect for homeschoolers, parenting wanting to teach their children Spanish, preschool teachers and anyone wanting to learn!

teach colors to kids in Spanish

Supplies:

Print out your pages.

Use a paper cutter or scissors to cut each card out following the black lines.

If you’re going to laminate them, do it after you cut them.

colors in spanish flash cards free printable

Grab the hole punch and loose leaf ring.

colors in spanish free printable

Punch a hole in the upper left corner of each card. Ensure that the holes line up with each other.

What I do is, punch a hole in the first one and then use that as a template for each card until I am done.

use a hole punch to make flash cards a flip book

Once you’ve punch holes in each card, feed the cards through the loose leaf ring.

I loke to have the cover card first- the one that says My Color Flip Book. In this case it is in Spanish, so it says Mi Color de Flip Book.

colors in Spanish

Then I add each card after that.

Green is verde in Spanish.

See the green crayon?

verde is green in spanish

Ornage is anaranja in Spanish.

anaranja is orange in spanish

 

Here is what each card looks like. Each sheet has two cards on it.

 

The first sheet is the cover page and the color black which is negro in Spanish.

mi color de flip book in spanishThe next sheet is azul which is blue and rojo which is red in Spanish

azul is blue rojo is redThe next sheet has verde which is green and amarillo which is yellow in Spanish

verde is green amarillo is yellowThe next sheet is purple which is morando and orange which is anaranja in Spanish.

morando is purple anaranja is orangeThen we have the sheet with brown which is marron and pink which is rosa in Spanish.

brown and pink in spanishAnd the last sheet is blanco which is white and gris which is gray.

blanco is white in spanish and gris is gray in spanish

And now you have everything you need to make a flip book to teach colors to kids in Spanish!

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Hand Print Art: F is for Frog

We love alphabet crafts! Do you?

Let’s create something fun for the letter F. Today we are going to show you another hand print art idea using your little one’s hand to make a frog!

Don’t forget to check out all of the letter of the week activities at the end of this post that will go perfectly with this art project. There is a letter of the week craft, a Do a Dot printable, a handwriting practice worksheet, a books list, and a snack idea to go with the letter F.

Enjoy Amanda’s easy to follow art tutorial showing us how to create a hand print frog with our kiddos.


 

We’re back with another alphabet post! Today’s hand print art is Letter F is for Frog. My preschooler is forever hopping around like a frog – it’s so cute! It would be fun to pair this craft with a game of leap frog or the oldie but goodie frogger game which you can play online for free.

Hand Print Art: F is for Frog

Supplies Needed:

Hand Print Frog

Instructions for making the hand print frog:

  1.  Make a green hand print with the fingers pointed down.
  2. Draw on eyes, nose, and mouth.
  3. Draw a lilypad around the frog and color with a green marker.
  4. Color water using a blue marker.
  5. Write F is for Frog.

Hand Print Art - Letter F is for Frog

Variation: Make a footprint frog.

See you next week for Letter G (hint: it’s a farm animal).

Hand Print Art: F is for Frog

 

Letter of the Week Activities for Preschoolers (Letter F)

 

Amanda @artsy_mommaAmanda is an ‘artsy momma’ to 2 kids who love making crafts just as much as she does. Follow their creative journey over on the blog titled Artsy Momma. Besides crafts, they share fun food ideas, hands-on learning activities, mommy DIY, + lots more! If you love handprint art, head over to their Fun Handprint Art blog where you will find hundreds of their projects all made with little hands and feet.

20 Books Children Must Read: Letter M

Spending time together reading is such a bonding time for parents and kids. While you’re teaching your preschooler or young learner their alphabet, incorporating books is a perfect fit!

As you teach your little one the letter M, here is a list of amazing books children must read. They go perfectly with the letter of the week.

Feel free to click through each link below and learn more about any title you’ve never heard of before. You can either order them on Amazon or take the list with you to your next trip at the library.

Don’t forget to check out the list of other activities you can do with your preschooler as you focus on your new letter of the week- M!

20 Letter M Preschool Books Collage

20 Books Children Must Read: Letter M

1. Me on the Map (Dragonfly Books)
2. My Daddy and I
3.If You Give a Moose a Muffin
4. May I Please Have a Cookie? (Scholastic Readers, Level 1)
5.Maple & Willow Together
6. Max and the Fall Parade (Max and Ruby)
7. Mix It Up!
8. Mr. Moustache (Mr. Men and Little Miss)
9. Mama Cat Has Three Kittens
10. Mouse Match: A Chinese Folktale
11. The Mitten
12. The Line Up Book
13. My Picture Book Of The Planets
14. Mouse Count
15. Mama, Do You Love Me?
16. Moonlight
17. My Favorite Time of Year
18. Miss Malarkey Leaves No Reader Behind
19. The Magic School Bus Inside the Human Body
20.My First Human Body Book (Dover Children’s Science Books)

 

Want more letter Mm activities? You will love my collection of crafts, printables, snack ideas, hand print art and more! We love making learning fun and hands on!

Letter of the Week Activities for Preschoolers (Letter Mm)

Teach Colors to Kids: Printable Flip Book

We love flip books at our house and they make learning fun!

Are you looking for ways to teach colors to kids? Using a flip book is an awesome way to do this.

I created this free printable to help make learning colors easy and fun for kids (and parents).

This is what your flip book will look like when it is done.

Let me show you how to make it.

teach colors to kids with a flip book free printable

Supplies:

Print the pages out and use a paper cutter or scissors to cut each card.

There are two pages on a card to preserve paper.

flip book ideas

If you’re going to laminate them, do it AFTER you cut the cards. I did not have any laminating sheets and did not have time to run these over to our local office supply store.

Laminating them will defiantly make them last longer. I laminated our alphabet flip book and have been very pleased with it.

Next, grab a hole puncher and the loose leaf ring.

color flip book

Use the hole puncher to put one hole in the top left corner of each card.

Ensure the holes line up for each card.

my color flip book

 

Use the ring and add each card to the ring one at a time.

teach colors to kids red

Now you can flip through each color and say them aloud.

You can also spell each color as the name of the color is written under the crayon.

flip book for preschoolers all about colors

 

Here is everything that comes in your Teach Colors to Kids Flip Book.

 

teach colors to kids flip book

 

The first card has a cover card that you can choose to use or discard. I thought it would be cute to give the flip book a cover.

Then you also have the color black. The name of the color is written under each crayon through out the book. my color flip book

Next are the colors blue and red. Teach Colors to Kids red and blue

Then the colors green and yellow.

teach colors to kids green and yellow

The colors purple and orange.

teach colors to kids purple and orange

Next you will find the colors brown and pink.

teach colors to kids brown and pink

And the last card is white and gray.

teach colors to kids white and gray

When you assemble the flip book you can put the cards in any order you want.

And now you have a flip book that will help you teach colors to kids!

This is perfect for parents, homeschool families and preschool and early education teachers!

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