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Letter H > H is for Hare
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Here are printable materials and some
suggestions to present letter H. The presentation
ideally should be part of hare
activities and crafts.
Animals > Mammals > Desert > Polar > Hare or Jack rabbit
The hare is a small mammal with long ears. Hares are large rabbits with very strong back legs used for jumping. Baby hares are called leverets. Here are the differences between a rabbit and a hare.
Alphabet > Letter H h is for Hare
Present and display the color poster and distribute your choice of coloring page for a first introduction for younger children or extended handwriting practice tracer for advanced Pre-K and higher.
For a fun presentation consider using the matching hare paper bag puppet craft as an "assistant" and review some basic animal facts.
* Finger and Pencil Tracing:
Trace the letter H's in upper and lower case with your finger as you also sound out the letter. Invite the children to do the same on their coloring page. Encourage the children to trace the dotted letter with your choice of sharpened crayon, fine tip marker, coloring or regular pencil. Demonstrate the direction and numbers on the arrows that help them trace the letter correctly. During the demonstration, you may want to count out loud as you trace so children become aware of how the number order aids them in the writing process.
*Find the letter H's: Have the children find all the letter H's in upper and lower case on the page and encourage them to circle or trace/shade them first. Visit each child to make sure they have identified the letter H's and then discuss the locations with the poster.
*Coloring Activity: Encourage the children to color letter H and the hare image with a variety of materials.
Letter H words: Letter H Activity Page and Mini Book This worksheet and matching mini book can be used as part of Letter H program of activities to reinforce letter H practice and to identify related H words. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book.
Discuss other letter H words and images (refer to letter activity worksheet above): First 'brainstorm' and ask the children about other words that have that beginning sound and write them on a board (dry erase board) as the children come up with example. You can print letter H in a different bright color to make it stand out. If you have illustrated alphabet books you can also use images in them. You can also display H posters and coloring pages or even make a letter H classroom book. For related images visit: Letter H Alphabet Printable Materials and make your choice.
Letter H Word Search & Handwriting Practice
The four and six word search game features the hare and letter H words with pictures and handwriting practice.
Advanced Handwriting Practice:
1. Print your choice of printable lined-paper. Have children draw and color a hare behind the lined paper or select and print a hare coloring page to color after writing practice.
2. Drawing and writing paper: encourage children to draw and color a hare and practice writing letter H h.
Make sure to include this activity as part of a theme, story time activity, and discuss animal facts about which are available in the hare section.
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