Five Letter H Activities to use in your homeschool!
Have you ever heard of adulting badges? They are for us adults who would sometimes like a sticker for some of the regular, everyday adulting we do. Got dressed? Here’s a sticker!! Did some laundry? Ooooo, another sticker!!
You can totally apply this to homeschooling as well. Made it to the library? Get a sticker!! Planned more than one activity for a homeschool unit? ALL THE STICKERS!! After our letter H unit, I really felt this homeschool mama deserved teacher of the year.
But what do most of us do instead? We focus on the negative. Things we didn’t do or things we wished we did better. So if you read this blog post and think to yourself, “Man, I really should do more with my kids. Look at all they did!” DON’T! Our work for the letter H was the exception, not the rule. Most of time during the preschool years was spent playing. Our sit-down work was limited to 30 minutes to an hour a day.
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Homeschooling a preschooler doesn’t need to be complicated or overly ambitious. Just spend time with your child doing what they enjoy. I was lucky that my kids enjoyed “doing school” when they were little. 5 years later, they are totally over having to do schoolwork 😉
But, if you are looking for some ideas for a homeschool preschool curriculum, click here for an example of our preschool “curriculum,” keep reading for our letter H activities!
Letter H Activities for Preschool
Letter H Worksheets
My kids liked to do worksheets, something that is common with girls, so I happily printed them off for them. They would work on tracing letters, tracing shapes, mazes, cutting, and letter matching.
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- Animal ABC printables are from 1+1+1=1. Click here to download!
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Letter H Letter Collection
I laid out on the kitchen table some of the things around the house that started with the letter H. Plus some of the H’s from puzzles, flashcards, and the like. Pretty much all the cards were from the Target dollar spot and garage sales.
Letter collections are a fun and playful way to introduce individual letters. Young children learn by touching, hearing, seeing, and engaging as fully as possible with something. And letter collections let you do that. Once you introduce the items to your kids, sit and play with the objects or you can play a game of hide the objects. It’s amazing how much kids LOVE finding stuff you hide.
Letter H ABC Book
For each letter, we added to our ABC book. An ABC book is simply a sheet of paper with something on the page that starts with that letter. It was so simple and the best part is I was able to use things I had around the house. Like these heart stickers!
It was a simple H is for heart activity. If you would like to make your own ABC book, click on the image below.
Letter H Recipe – Hand Cookies!!
It’s no secret that we are big fans of Pioneer Woman in this house. Ree made hand cookies at one point, and the girls were begging to make them also. So we gave them a whirl. They didn’t really turn our since the girls’ hands are so tiny, but we had plenty of heart cookies to go along with our hand cookies.
Letter H Hand Craft
The paper I used was from our Ikea Mala drawing paper roll. The drawing paper roll fits on the IKEA Mala tabletop dispenser, and I can’t recommend it enough. It’s the perfect for a family of art lovers! I used the base of the dispenser to outline the two outside sections of the H, and the base of a three-hole punch (like this one!) for cross section.
Having 2 girls the same size can be tough. Especially when trying to figure out whose artwork is whose. I could tell Bear’s from the messy corner. She doesn’t always follow instructions 😉
That wraps up our letter H work!! I hope you found something to inspire your homeschool. If you need help organizing your homeschool planning. Enter your email below for a free prek planning sheet!!
Thanks for reading!