Letter H, especially in its uppercase form, is among the more straightforward letters to read and write. The /h/ sound is also easy for kids to learn, as it’s unique from all other letters. While kids can learn to write an uppercase with ease, they still need plenty of practice writing both its uppercase and lowercase versions.
A useful tip for youngsters struggling with the lowercase ‘h’ is to think of it as starting like the uppercase H and then adding a “hump.” Conveniently, the word “hump” also begins with an H.
Free Printable Letter H Worksheets
Letter H worksheets are essential to any letter recognition and writing exercises. Suitable for preschoolers and kindergarteners, the sheets below offer practice in letter recognition and formation.
Letter H Coloring Pages
Letter H coloring pages are a fun and easy way to introduce your students to the letter H. Kids need a lot of exposure to a letter before recognizing, reading, and writing it. These coloring pages also feature images beginning with the /h/ sound.
The letter H coloring page features a hairdresser and letter tracing with uppercase and lowercase H. The second sheet is a color-by-letter that familiarizes kids with the letter H and helps them distinguish between its uppercase and lowercase forms.
Letter H Recognition
Kids in the pre-writing stage can still practice recognizing the letter H and work on letter formation. Kids also need a lot of practice differentiating between the uppercase and lowercase versions.
The provided do-a-dot worksheet helps children shape the letter without actually writing it. They can use dot markers, stickers, paint, etc., to complete the letters. Encourage kids to fill in the dots in the same order as they would write the letters.
The second sheet lets kids practice tracing the letter H. Kids also get to distinguish lowercase and uppercase H from other letters in the alphabet.
Letter H Tracing Worksheets
As your students get closer to writing the letter H independently, they’ll need ample tracing practice. Tracing helps build muscle memory. Tracing cultivates muscle memory, preparing them for smoother writing in the future.
These tracing pages both give your students a lot of alphabet tracing practice. The second sheet also helps students distinguish between uppercase and lowercase H and other letters.
Phonemic Awareness With Letter H
As kids progress in their letter recognition, you can introduce the /h/ sound during phonics lessons as kids progress in their letter recognition. When kids first learn sounds, you want to give them simple and familiar examples.
This letter H worksheet allows students to practice tracing the letter H while also seeing some common words that start with H.
All-in-One Letter H Worksheet
Advanced students are ready to make deeper connections between recognizing, writing, and reading the letter H. The all-in-one letter H worksheet gives students ample letter tracing practice. It also helps them recognize the /h/ sound and distinguish uppercase and lowercase H from other letters.
Letter H Activities
The provided worksheets are just one component of an extensive letter-learning curriculum. In addition to these sheets, students need a lot of exposure to the letter H. Let students look through books or magazines to find examples of the letter. Students can also practice tracing the letter in sand, shaping it out of play-doh, and working together to form it with their bodies.
You can also incorporate the letter H into your reading time. Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson is a classic and a favorite for preschoolers and kindergarteners. Hippopposites by Janik Coat is another fun option. You can use it while teaching opposites. Read it when your students complete the H is for Hippopotamus worksheet.
Writing and Recognizing the Alphabet Made Easy
Younger learners need a lot of opportunities to recognize and write letters. They build on these skills each year as they grow as readers and writers. We have alphabet worksheets for every letter. Download them all and use them as part of your reading and writing curriculum.