Alphabet Letter H Hippopotamus
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets

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Here are printable materials and some suggestions to present letter H. Review the themes above for related activities.

Animals > Mammals > Hippopotamus >
A hippopotamus is a very large, round mammal that has short legs with hooves and thick skin with almost no hair. Hippopotamuses live in or near rivers and lakes of tropical Africa. They spend most of the day in the water to stay cool in hot weather. They eat plants. Plural:  hippopotamuses or hippopotami

Online resource > Hippopotamus @ Wikipedia.org. Conservation status: vulnerable

Alphabet Activity > Letter H is for Hippopotamus
Present and display your option printable materials listed in the materials column.

Present and display the poster and and distribute the coloring page (early pre-k) or handwriting practice worksheet (advanced Pre-K- elementary). 
This hippopotamus image has a matching printable craft.

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. 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.

Coloring Activity: Encourage the children to color letter H and the hippopotamus image with a variety of materials.
 
Letter H wordsLetter H Worksheet and Mini Book These materials can be used as part of Letter H program of activities to reinforce letter H practice and to identify related s words.
Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book.

Discuss other letter H words and images found in the worksheet. You can also display H posters and coloring pages or even make a letter H classroom book. For related images visit:  Letter H Printable Activities and make your choice.

Letter H Word Search & Handwriting Practice: The four and six word search game features the hippo 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 hippo behind the lined paper or select and print a hippopotamus coloring page to color after writing practice.

2.  Drawing and writing paper: encourage children to draw and color a hippopotamus and practice writing letter H h.
letter h hippopotamus color poster
Color poster
D'Nealian
Standard
letter h hippopotmus coloring page
Coloring Page
D'Nealian
Standard
letter h hippopotamus handwriting worksheet
Handwriting Worksheet
D'Nealian
Standard
letter h worksheet and mini book
Letter H Worksheet & Mini-Book
D'Nealian & Standard block
letter h word search and handwriting worksheet
Word search & writing
drawing and writing paper
Drawing | Writing paper
printable lined paper
Printable lined-paper
(various styles)

hippotamus coloring pages
Hippopotamus coloring pages 1 | 2 | 3