Letter H Hen Theme
Alphabet > Letter H > H is for Hen
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Here are printable materials and some suggestions to present letter H. The presentation ideally should be part of chicken themed activities and/or crafts.
Animals > Birds > Farm > Chicken > Hen
1. A hen is an adult female chicken or the female of other closely related birds, such as turkeys, pheasants, and peacocks.
Alphabet Activities > Letter H is for Hen
Present and display your option of letter H printable activities.
Children Age 3 and under:
* Print a letter H coloring page
D'Nealian or Standard Block font and hen coloring page behind it or on a separate page if using paints and feathers to decorate later. Discuss other letter H words found on the worksheet.
* Finger 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 their coloring page.
* Children can trace and color the letter H's. After completing coloring the letter, encourage children to color the hen image. Write the word hen on the finished coloring page.
Children Ages 3+ to 6:
Alphabet - beginning letter H sound
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 four and six word search game features the hen and letter H words with pictures and handwriting practice.
Advanced writing practice:
Encourage children to draw, color a hen and practice writing letter H h using drawing | writing paper. Share some images of real hens to inspire the children.
Print your choice of printable lined-paper. Optional: print a hen coloring page image on the blank side of the lined- paper.
Related activities > Folk tale > The Little Red Hen
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