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  1. Humpty Dumpty
    Give each child a thick-sliced tomato, a hard-boiled egg and other small pieces of vegetables on a paper plate. Cut a hole in the center of the tomato so that the egg will sit in it. Let the children make faces for their Humptys with toothpicks and the cut-up vegetables.

  2. Heavenly Hash

    2 cups mandarin oranges, drained
    2 cups pineapple chunks, drained
    1 cup chopped maraschinio cherries
    1 cup shredded coconut
    1 cup sour cream
    1 bag miniature marshmallows

    Mix together well and let stand one hour or more to blend flavors.

  3. Haystacks

    Melt 12 oz. butterscotch bits and add 1 cup peanuts to melted mixture. Stir in 1 can Chinese noodles. Mix and drop with spoon onto waxed paper to harden.

  4. "Hot Rod" Hot Dog

    Use a hot dog for body of car, carrots for wheels, raisins for hubcaps. Put together using toothpicks.

  5. "H" Snacks-ham, honey, hot dogs, hamburgers, Hawaiian Punch, hard-boiled eggs, honeydew melons

  1. My Hat

    My Hat it has three corners,
    (point to head and hold up three fingers)
    Three corners has my hat,
    (hold up three fingers and point to head)
    And had it not three corners
    (hold up three fingers)
    It wouldn't be my hat.
    (shake head, point to head)

  2. My Hands

    I have hands that teach me.
    They help me learn a lot.
    They tell me if the things I touch
    Are cold or warm or hot.

    I know round and I know square.
    I can tell them anywhere.
    I know smooth and I know rough,
    Hard and soft? That's not so tough!

    When I'm finished pasting
    My fingers feel so sticky
    But fingerpainting's best of all
    Because it feels so icky!

    ~D. Heckerling~

  3. Hippos

    Hippos are round
    And go at a trot
    They never gallop
    They sleep a lot.

    They can't do tricks
    Like the bears and the seals
    But they're all of them
    Very prompt at meals!

  4. Recipe for a Hippopotamus Sandwich

    A hippo sandwich is easy to make,
    All you do is simply take
    One slice of bread,
    One slice of cake,
    Some mayonaise,
    One onion ring,
    One hippopotamus,
    One piece of string,
    A dash of pepper---
    That ought to do it,
    And now comes the problem...
    Biting into it!

    ~Shel Silverstein~

  5. My House

    By the river between the trees so green,
    A pretty little house can be seen.
    Red tiled roof with a chimney tall
    Bricks painted white,make a strong wall.
    Four big windows with flowers on the sill,
    A wlde door saying "Enter if you will".
    Come in, come in, share my tea.
    Come in, come in, play with me.

    Sana writes, "I have a poem on my house which i teach my students at Bombay Cambridge School (East). To make them learn it faster,. teacher can draw the poem on the board. " Thanks, Sana!

  1. Cut big H's from construction paper. Let children find "H" pictures in magazines. Cut pictures and paste on outline of H.

  2. Hand Painting

    Let the children use fingerpaint to hand paint, using their entire hand instead of just their fingertips.

  3. Hand Art

    Allow children to trace their hands and then make figures from them such as flowers, turkeys, birds, etc.

  4. Using shoeboxes, let the children construct their own homes. They will need to paste on construction paper to decorate. You can give them prepared outlines of mom and dad and sisters and brothers to color. Or see what they can come up with. Have them write their address on the front of the box near the door they have created and perhaps even have a telephone inside with their telephone number on it.

  5. Paper Plate Hats

    Using paper plates and construction paper, glitter, cloth scraps, and crepe paper, let the children construct their own hats. Punch holes on each side of the hat and attach strings so they can be tied on.

  6. Trace hands, cut out and glue down large H shape - make list of how we help with our hands. This one sent in by Mary! Thanks!

  7. This excellent H idea from Kelly:
    First I read The House That Jack Built by Simms Taback. The repetition in the story is very important for kindergarteners. Then, have houses already cut out of construction paper for the students. Let them decorate Jack's house. Tell them to think about what kinds of things they would have on their house (i.e., windows, trees, flowers, bushes, door, etc.). Have "This is the House That ___________ Built" typed on a piece of paper for each child. The child can write his/her name on the line (this is a great way for them to practice writing their names) and glue the paper on the back of their house!
    Thanks, Kelly!

  1. Use this time to develop the concept of Height. Measure, record and compare heights of things in the classroom.

  2. Hundred Objects- count one hundred gummi bears or stickers or whatever!

  3. Collect a variety of hats and let the children arrange them from smallest to largest, etc.

  1. H Body Parts

    Identify parts of the body that begin with H. Play "Simon Says" using hands, head, hair, hips, heart and heel.

  2. Discuss hamsters. If a child has one as a pet, get him to bring the hamster to school for the class to observe. Read books and view videos about hamsters.

  3. Other H ideas: Visit a Hospital, have a Hat Day, discuss Hawaii and wear leis, have a Hobby Day.

  1. Use hula hoops in a variety of ways: run through them; roll and catch them; jump rope with them; swing them around neck, hips, legs, arms; throw balls through them.

  2. Pretend to be horses by folding their arms on chests and tossing their "manes". Prance around the play area. Play some lively music to accompany them.

  3. Teach your children the bunny Hop.

  4. Halt!

    Give the children a big space to move. Call out movements such as hop, jump, skip, crawl, leap, slither, slide, gallop, run. When you call HALT, they are to freeze and wait for the next call.

  5. The Hat Dance

    I fill a box with different types of hats. Then, I put the box in the middle of the room and play "Mexican Hat Dance" song. I let my daughters pick a hat from the box and then they hop, jump, and run around the box. When the music stops, they throw the hats in the air and have to find another hat before the music starts again. This continues until all the box is empty. By this time, all the hats are laying around the room. We clean up by reversing the process and instead of throwing of the hats on the floor they throw them in the box and choose another from the floor. The catch is they can not pick up a hat that they had in the beginning. I hope your children and you can enjoy this as much as my daughters and I.

    Sent by Elicia--Thanks!

**Note: The following books may be found in your local library, or purchased from Amazon if the book title is a link.


Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina
The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins by Dr. Seuss
Jennie's Hat by Ezra Jack Keats
The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
Old Hat New Hat by Stan and Jan Berenstain


Hippos Go Berserk! by Sandra Boynton
The Little Hippos' Adventure by Lena Landstrom
Seven Little Hippos by Mike Thaler
Hippos (Animals I See at the Zoo) by JoAnn Early Macken
What Do You Call a Group of Hippos?: And Other Mammal Groups by Emma Nathan


Mr. Pine's Purple House by Leonard P. Kessler
Houses and Homes (Around the World Series) by Ann Morris
Houses of China by Bonnie Shemie
The House That Jack Built by Simms Taback


Paddington Bear Goes to the Hospital by Michael Bond
Dr. White by Jane Goodall
Good-Bye Tonsils! by Juliana Lee Hatkoff
A Big Operation by Richard Scarry
This Is a Hospital, Not a Zoo by Roberta Karim
Curious George Goes to the Hospital by Hans Augusto Rey

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