Do you find yourself sifting through boxes of board books and flashcards to teach a toddler or preschooler letters? If that’s the case, you already know how outdated board books and flashcards can get for them. Fortunately, we’ve prepared a variety of craft projects to assist you on your adventure.
When wearing your teacher hat, have these points in mind. Children learn best when having fun, and more so during activities that provide a sense of sensory explanation. Arts and crafts are one way to provide for your child hands-on learning opportunities and work those tiny hand muscles, pincer grasp, and master complex skills like writing, drawing, and cutting paper.
I’m looking forward to creating some of my favourite letters H items, such as hippos and hot air balloons!
This letter H-themed collection of fun activities is ideal for toddlers aged 3 to 6. Older kids may also enjoy this activity and take it to the next level with more intricate design.
These fun letter alphabet projects are a fantastic method to teach your toddler, kindergardener, or preschooler their letters.
So take a piece of paper, a glue stick, some paper plates, googly eyes, and crayons and lets get started!
Letter H Crafts
We got a kick out of doing a lot of heart activities with our homes, hen, hippo, and Humpty when we were studying about the letter H in the middle of February. Twelve Letter H crafts for school are below!
I let the children choose the colours for each aspect of their painting. I cut all of the pieces and had the children glue them down. After that, I helped my Two put up the door straight up and showed him that instead of glueing directly on top of the square, he should glue it above the house. Then I stepped away so he could glue the pieces how he wanted.
I requested that he point out where particular forms were as he created them. Squares and ovals were a little difficult for him. He went to show Daddy after we’d gone over them a few times, and he got them correct!
- Tie-Dye Hearts
We adore how they look in the window! It was a group effort, with my four- and five-year-olds working together. My daughter (5) loved it the most, and we used coffee filters and Do-a-Dot Art Markers.
- Heart Person
All the youngsters were delighted with their small-hearted people. I slashed out the hearts and taught them how to fan fold the hands and legs. My Four took his creation in the upper story to tape to his bedroom door immediately after he let me take a photo of it.
- Cut & Paste Hippo
As I don’t believe such projects should at least be the primary focus of your youngster’s art time, I think they have a purpose. My Two and I cut out the pieces and glued them together. He memorised using glue, glueing paper to another, and putting together a picture that made perception.
- Hand & Heart Tree
I noticed the same project in the corridor at my daughter’s academy. It seemed ideal since I have a tiny heart stamp. My oldest child cut out her hand after tracing it on every child’s hand.
Okay, now tell the truth. Would you know this if you hadn’t looked at the title? I (Heart) Crafty Things’ Humpty Dumpty craft intrigued me incredibly. What youngster doesn’t enjoy playing with Band-Aids?
When I attempted to do it all at once with three children of various ages, it became a more difficult task than I had anticipated. They all found the puzzle challenging to assemble. Then when my Two and I were assisting him with his glue down, my Three began glueing but applied the glue on the wrong side of the puzzle piece.
I neglected to mention how the bandages should go beyond the cracks rather than along the cracks, and we went amid many with my Four. I was happy that my Two could quickly draw circles for both eyes and mouth on the positive side. Humpty doesn’t have a great smile, does he?
- H is for House
The first step was to cut out the H’s together with the roofs. The children applied these down. Then they just got started beautifying their homes. This is among the crafts that are appropriate for a wide range of ages. My Two doodled (and was highly pleased), my Four produced four doors and a lot of flowers, and my Five created a clean house.
- Handprint Hen
We adore how the handprint hens came out. The kids painted their hands using tempera paint the first day. The following day, they included a googly eye and adorned their hens. My child’s hen is decked out for the occasion. I found this idea from the Fairy Dust Teaching.
- Q-Tip Painted Hearts
I like the heart tracings coming from 3 Dinosaurs. The youngsters traced following the dotted lines with Q-tips. An excellent activity for developing good motor skills and adding to the fun! Bonus!
This is a seemingly basic concept: create heart thumbprints as bookmarks. However, it’s more complicated for those with tiny thumbs than it appears! Aside from pressing firmly on the ink pad and placing one’s thumb in the exact spot on the paper, you must twist your arm to form the other part of the heart. These were way beyond my kids.
- Trace Your Hand
This is one of the most specific projects on this list, but it’s just as instructive. Let each youngster trace their hand on paper, then cut it out (the paper!)
Then using paints, glitter, colouring pencils or other media decorate the hand shaped piece of art.
When completed, this makes a great gift for grandparents, or can look cute as a window decoration or hanging mobile.
- Humpty Dumpty Surgery
Allow your young ones to create and figure out a puzzle themselves using Humpty Dumpty, the renowned children’s book klutz.
Make an oval/egg shape from white paper. Then, divide the forms into several pieces and tell them to reconnect Humpty Dumpty together by sticking those parts to a piece of paper.
These fun ‘Hactivities‘ are a great way to keep your child entertained, plus they have the added benefit of helping to reinforce your child’s recognition of the letter H!