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Last week we covered the letter G and I almost forgot one of my favorite G snacks, guacamole. We love guacamole with chips, tacos, or even on salads. My son even calls avocados ‘baby guacamoles’ because we generally turn them into guacamole. The glue and glitter letters turned out really well and were a great quick and easy craft. My daughter even found the green glitter so that it was a green, glue and glitter G.
H is a fun letter and typically fairly easy for a child to draw because of the straight lines. I think that for our main ‘H’ snack instead of doing snack we will make Hot Cross Buns for breakfast with hot cider. My son loves to help in the kitchen and will enjoy making them with me. I also found this recipe for hoe cakes that looks tasty. I may try to make some of those to go along with some chili this week as the weather is supposed to be cool.
We started our study of H on Sunday by taking a hike. We had the opportunity to take about a half mile hike down to a small stream and through some beautiful forest. We searched for things that started with the letter H while we were hiking and we found hickory nuts, hanging branches, hickory trees, habitats, and a hiking stick. You could go hiking on a local trail or even in your own back yard or you could go looking for H somewhere else like the grocery store.
In addition to our snacks we may have our sensory activity be food related. My older children are going to do a history project where they draw in cookie dough and I could easily let him practice his letters on a few of the cookies.
H is for hand print in this weeks art work. There are so many fun hand print art projects but since we are getting into November I think we will do a turkey. He can trace his hand print and then color the fingers as feathers and the thumb as the head. We may also do some finger paint hand prints for fun.
Last but not least, we are going to talk about heroes! We believe that providing positive heroes is an important part of providing our children with the guidance they need to grow into Godly adults. My husband believes so strongly in the importance of this that he wrote and published Heroes Next Door which is aimed toward the teens and tweens age group but can be used as a read loud for younger children. For our study of heroes we are going to talk about people we know or have read about that have done heroic deeds. With young children I think using people they actually know makes it easier to conceptualize, so we will talk about our veteran friends as well as our friends and family in law enforcement and emergency services.
I hope this post gives you some ideas to get started with the letter H. Please share your ideas for letter H in the comments below!
Hot Cross Buns
Nature Study: Hurricanes, Horses, Hickory Trees and Nuts, Hills, and Hiking.
Hippospotamus (Free video)
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