I’m Anna from The Measured Mom. I’ll be here each week through the summer as we continue our Letter of the Week craft series. Scroll down for more alphabet activities for preschoolers including nursery rhymes and books for Letter H!
These fun activities can be done over the summer as you teach your little one their ABC’s. Or, if you plan to do your own preschool this year at home, Pin this now so that you have it for later to do a new letter of the week craft with your preschooler!
Each letter of the week craft includes a step by step tutorial for you and your child. And as you will see, these tutorials can really be done by children of all ages, even as early as .
NO MORE MELTDOWNS AT THE LIBRARY!
You will need:
- letter H cut from colored construction paper(from this pattern: H is for House pattern
- white construction paper
- black roof
- black window box, if desired (small rectangle)
- white windows of various sizes
- glue stick
1. Put glue on the back of the H (either side is fine).
2. Glue the H onto the white paper so it’s even with the bottom.
3. Add the roof.
4. Glue the door in the bottom center of the page or on either leg of the H.
5. Add the windows and windowbox.
6. Get out your markers and decorate the house however you’d like. My three-year-old decided not to draw flowers in the flower box – instead he drew himself in the window.
My four-year-old is adding ghosts in the attic!
And here they are!
NURSERY RHYMES FOR LETTER H:
Nursery rhymes are so important for little ones because rhyming is a crucial pre-reading skill. Why not teach rhyming with these funny rhymes that have stood the test of time?
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty together again.
Hickory Dickory Dock,
The mouse ran up the clock.
The clock struck one,
The mouse ran down,
Hickory dickory dock.
BOOKS TO READ FOR LETTER H:
Hickory Dickory Dock, by Keith Baker
We love this book which expands on the traditional rhyme. As the clock strikes a new number, another animal wanders by the clock. Be sure to sing this book to get its full effect! “Hickory, dickory, dock. Someone nibbled the clock. The clock struck nine — a porcupine! Hickory, dickory, dock.”
The Little House, by Virginia Lee Burton
If you’ve never read this classic book (1943), be sure to find it in your library! Even though it’s an old story, my kids love watching the peaceful countryside transform into a bustling city. The happy country house becomes more and more unhappy as her surroundings grow louder and dirtier. At the end of the book the little house rejoices when her old owner moves her back to the country.
For many more preschool learning ideas for the letter H, visit here.
OTHER LETTER OF THE WEEK CRAFTS:
- A is for Alligator
- B is for Butterfly
- C is for Car
- D is for Doghouse
- E is for Eagle
- F is for Frog
- G is for Goat
LETTER OF THE WEEK SNACKS:
Anna taught eight years and received her MEd in Curriculum & Instruction with a focus on literacy. In 2007 she began her career as a stay-at-home mom. She has four children – a girl (6) and three boys (4,3,1). She enjoys teaching them at home and after her daughter’s morning at kindergarten. Anna blogs at www.themeasuredmom.com.