Letter H Horse Theme
Letter H > H is for Horse
Animals > Mammals > Farm > Pets > Horse
Related animals > Donkey | Unicorn | Zebra
Crafts > Horse
Holidays and Events >
*Jan or Feb > Chinese New Year
*Dec. 13 > National Day of the Horse
Transportation > Land Transport
Here are printable materials and some suggestions to present letter H.
1. Animals > Mammals > Farm or Wild > Horse
The horse is large mammal with long legs and hooves. A horse has a long neck with a mane, short hair, and a long tail. In the wild, horses live in herds and eat grass and other plants. For thousands of years, people have used horses for riding and for pulling or carrying loads.
* 4H-Horse Farm
* Horse information and images at Wikipedia.org
* Chinese New Year > The horse is one of the twelve animals represented in the Chinese zodiac.
* A rocking horse is toy inducted in the Toy Hall of Fame (displayed in the clown alphabet)
Alphabet Activities > Letter H is for Horse
Present the letter H six-piece online jigsaw puzzle featuring a horse to practice problem solving and view letter H in upper and lower case. Adjust number or pieces using the Change Cut button on the left.
Present and display your option of letter H printable activities: color poster, activity worksheet and mini-book.
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 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 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 examples. 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 letter H posters and coloring pages or make a letter H classroom book. For related images visit Letter H Printable Materials.
*Finger and Pencil Tracing:
*Trace 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 your worksheet. Encourage the children to trace the dotted letter with your choice of sharpened crayon, fine tip marker, coloring or regular pencil and explain the direction of the arrows and numbers (on the upper right corner) 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 worksheet and encourage them to circle them first. Visit each child to make sure they have identified the letter H's and then discuss the locations with the poster.
Letter H Word Search & Handwriting Practice
The six-word search game features the horse and letter H words with pictures and handwriting practice.
Advanced Handwriting Practice:
Encourage children to draw, color a horse and practice writing letter H h using drawing | writing paper. Share some images of real horse to inspire the children.
For advanced independent handwriting practice, print your choice of printable lined-paper. Optional: print a horse theme coloring page image on the blank side of the lined- paper.
Online Jigsaw Puzzle > Horse
Skills: Problem solving, bilingual English and Spanish
Here is an online puzzle the children will enjoy with a fun horse image. The default puzzle is 6 pieces. Click on the change cut button to change shape and number of pieces.
Craft activity > Horse Theme Craft
DLTK's Printable Horse Craft
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