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Sharing letters H & P

Instructions Printer-Friendly

  • Give child a heart shape to trace around making two separate hearts on red paper 
  • Help child cut out the two heart shapes with the scissors
  • Write the letter H on one heart shape and the letter P on the other
  • Give the two hearts to the child while saying the letter names and sounds
  • Say the following words individually and ask child to give you the correct heart for the beginning sound.  Return the heart after each word - hat (child hands you the H heart), pig (child hands you the P heart), and continue with words - hole, heart, purple, hot, pot, etc


Use only one heart shape at a time when asking child to give you a heart when you say a word that begins with that letter sound.  Give child the H heart shape first and let him give heart back to you as you say a word that begins with H - hot, table, say, happen, happy, bank, hope, hi, family, laugh, hat, hill, etc.

Now use the P heart shape and again let him give heart back to you as you say a word that begins with P - pop, today, poor, pat, money, paddle, bed, spoon, pit, pot, fork, popcorn, etc.


If child is comfortable with beginning sounds, see if they can give you the correct heart for the ending or last sound in a word (no easy words end with a H sound) - nap, hop, top, cake, cup, tap, morning, sip, etc.  


  • heart shaped cut out for child to use as stencil to trace around  (or use a heart shape cookie cutter for tracing around)
  • red paper
  • scissors 

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Curriculum Plan Resources

Skills Focus

  • Shape - Heart
  • Color - Review
  • Number - Six, 6
  • Alphabet Letters - H, P
  • Senses - Hearing
  • Character Trait - Honesty
  • Target Words - Good-by, Many, Match, Why

Monthly Proverb

If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.

Did You Know?

"Children with below average language skills can make rapid improvements if their parents take simple steps to change the way they interact with them." University of Sydney

Books to Read

"Museum ABC"
Activity 11

"My Very First Book of Shapes"
by Eric Carle (Activity 2)

"Big Red Barn"
by Margaret Wise Brown (Activity 8)

Music Playlist

"Old MacDonald Had a Farm"
by Countdown Kids Album 100 All Time Children’s Favorites (Activity 10)

"Salve Regina - Antiphona (tonus monasticus) in Honorem Beatae Mariae Virginias"
Album Salve Regina Gregorian Chant by Benedictine Monks of the Abby of Saint-Maurice & Saint-Maur, Clervaux (Activity 21)

"You’ll Be In My Heart"
by Phil Collins Album Tarzan (Movie Soundtrack) (Activity 18)

Monthly Materials List

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Fingerplay / Poems / Songs

Up Down Turn Around

(Activity 14 Month 8)

Up, down

Turn around.

Touch the sky,

And touch the ground.

Jiggle tummy,

Blink your eyes, 

Blow a kiss, 

And say “good-bye “

I Need To Be Honest

(Activity 13 Month 8)

I need to be honest

  My mom and dad say

And telling the truth

  Is just one way!


Why be honest

I ask mom and dad.

You will feel your best

When the truth is always said.