Hare Printable Puzzle | Homemade Toy
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities

Themes Activities Materials
Alphabet > Letter H > H is for Hare

Animals > Mammals > Hare [or Jackrabbit]

Colors
> Brown

Crafts
> Home-made Toys


For children 18 months to 6 years old. Print your choice of Stage 1, 2, 3 or 4

These printable animal puzzles are designed to grow with your child's abilities.

We recommend that you include one or a combination of the following activities prior to using the puzzle:

  1. Review letter H hare lesson plan.
  2. Read a book that has the animal in the story or is the main character -- related literacy activities in the hare theme.
  3. Discuss some simple facts about the animal > visit this activity > Learning about Hares and Rabbits.
  4. Mimic the movements or sounds that the animal might make - hopping.
  5. Give a special name that starts with the first letter in the animals  word.  This will make the animal puzzle more special to the child and reinforce the alphabet letter, for example:  Hoppy the Hare
  6. Ask what colors are in the animals body
After one of the above activities:
  1. Present the puzzle to the child and allow child to put together and show briefly the small image on the upper left corner of the template so the child has a glimpse of the finished puzzle.
  2. Alphabet practice > Write the letter "H h" one or two times in each piece and ask the child to search for the hidden letters in the puzzle.
  3. Encourage child to store puzzle away after s/he is done (see recommendations for storage below)

Tips on how to store the puzzles:

  • Glue or tape the small image (in the left-upper corner of the template) to an envelope. You can use those large left-over greeting card envelopes (from Christmas for example), usually these are bigger or create custom made envelopes by folding a piece of paper in half, close sides with tape.

Hare or Jackrabbit Printable Puzzles

Stage 1
:
18 to 24 months approx

Stage 2:
2+ to 3 years approx

Stage 3:
3+ to 4 years approx

Stage 4:

4+ to 6 years approx

* Printing on card stock is recommended

* Laminate for durability

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Letter H Hare printable activities
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