Its October! We are learning the letter H just in time for Halloween! I have preciously shared our lesson plans and activities for the letters A through G. You can find links at the bottom of this post. Now, I want to share with you some books, themes, crafts, and activities for learning the letter H!
Where to Begin
Then we will focus on learning the letter H.
There are tons and tons of resources online, both Free and Paid. You can follow my preschool board on Pinterest, as I have been saving tons of ideas and resources. Click here to FOLLOW.
Books & Themes
We have chosen to do a Halloween theme for learning the letter H.
I recommend visiting your local library’s children’s section to stock up on some books. My favorite part about teaching preschool at home is that you can tailor your plans specifically to your child and their interests.
I will be spending a couple of days initially on each letter of the alphabet. Therefore, I have chosen several books.
Dino Detective: The Haunted House, by Anita Yasuda*
Halloween hats, by Elizabeth Winthrop
Clifford’s Puppy Days: Halloween Howl, by Gail Herman
Curious George: Haunted Halloween, by H. A. Rey
Gator Halloween, by Stephanie Calmenson and Joanna Cole*
*These are longer books, geared for beginning readers, however, my preschooler loves to sit and listen to longer stories.
H is for Haunted House
Halloween is a favorite holiday in our house! My preschooler is into all things “spooky” this year. Since the letter H is for “house”, I figured I would give it a spooky touch and make haunted houses! We started with an easy letter craft. (See below)
How to Create this Activity:
What You Need
- Construction Paper (Blue, Yellow, Brown, and White)
Putting Together Your H is for Haunted House Project
- Use scissors to cut a piece of blue construction paper in half.
- Cut the letter H out of half a sheet of yellow construction paper.
- Using the brown construction paper, cut a triangle to make the roof of your house.
- Cut a couple of ghost shapes out of the white paper. The cut a moon out of the white paper.
- Using glue, stick the letter H to the paper.
- Glue the roof on the top.
- Glue the ghosts on or near your house.
- Add on your moon in the night sky with glue.
Haunted House Letter Matching
This one takes a few minutes of prep, but my son had a lot of fun with this one.
What You Need:
- White Construction Paper
- Brown Construction Paper
- Black Sharpie Marker
- Laminator & Laminating Pouches
- Velcro Dots
Creating a Giraffe
- Cut the brown construction paper into the shape of a house.
- Draw doors and windows on the house. (I did double doors and 8 windows)
- Draw ghosts on your white construction paper, one for each door and window on your house.
- Label each door and window with the letter H. Alternating uppercase and lowercase letters. Label each ghost with a corresponding letter.
- Laminate house, and white paper with ghosts.
- Cut out the ghosts.
- Use Velcro dots on the doors/windows of the house, with the corresponding dots on each ghost.
Build Your Own Haunted House!
This activity is super simple. There is no prep work required. Simply just play and go. Using blocks or Legos, have your child build their very own haunted house! You can even get down and build with them. Children this age learn a lot through simple play. You can discuss what rooms of the house you are building, how many blocks you are using, what color the blocks are, etc. There are endless opportunities for learning with this type of play.
H is for Halloween!
Since the holiday is only a week away, many homes in our neighborhood are getting ready with tons of outdoor decorations. To start off our Halloween festivities, we took a walk through our neighborhood to look at the decorations. Each house, we would stop and play “I Spy”. We would count what we saw. For example, I spy two pumpkins, one skeleton, four scarecrows, etc. I find it is always beneficial to break up the sit-down structured learning with more active lessons. Fresh air also seems to help my son focus.
He also made his very own “Happy Halloween” jack-o-lantern sign. (See Below)
What you need for this project:
- White Paper
- Orange Washable Paint
- Black Washable Paint
- Crayon (I prefer a light color crayon for easy tracing)
How to Create it:
- Using the crayon, lightly write “Happy Halloween” on the paper.
- Using a paintbrush, have your child paint a pumpkin shape with orange paint. Set aside to dry.
- Once paint is dry, have your child use a marker to trace the words on the paper.
- Using place paint and a paintbrush, let them paint the face on their jack-o-lantern.
- Set aside to dry.
Halloween Witch’s Brew Activity
I came across the idea for this activity on Facebook. Someone had shared a video of a similar activity and it popped up in my feed. However, I forgot to save it, and couldn’t find it again. Instead of giving up, I created my own version.
We have actually done this activity multiple times on multiple days. It has been a total hit in our house.
What You Need:
- Halloween Themed Items (I found Erasers and Plastic Rings at the local Dollar Store)
- Pre-made recipe cards (You can tailor them to the items you find)
- Several Bowls to hold Ingredients
- A Large Plastic Spoon for Mixing.
- A Large “Cauldron” for your “potion”
- Your child will have to count out the appropriate amount of each ingredient.
- Add it to the potion
- Repeat for each ingredient, and each recipe.
- Don’t forget to mix up your witch’s brew!
Free Printable Witch’s Brew Recipe Cards!
I have included a FREE printable of my recipe cards, for anyone who may not have time to make their own. Enjoy!
More Resources for Learning the Letter H
As I mentioned before, there are tons of resources available online. Being a frugal mom, I gravitate toward the free resources. Some of the free worksheets I have found include the following:
- Upper Case Letter H Coloring Page (This Reading Mama)
- Lower Case Letter H Coloring Page (This Reading Mama)
- Learn to Write Letter H Tracing Page (This Reading Mama)
- The Letter H Coloring Book (This Reading Mama)
- Find the Letter H Page (The Measured Mom)
- Little Letter “H” Book (The Measured Mom)
That’s Learning the Letter H
That is how we have been learning the letter H as we continue on our preschool at home journey. Make sure to subscribe or check back weekly for more lesson plans, resources, books, ideas, and free printables. Have fun!
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