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H Is for Hippopotamus Craft

H Is for Hippo ABC Craft

Some kids want a hippopotamus for Christmas, but your little one can have fun with this hippo anytime! Download the template for this letter H craft and say hello to your very own happy hippo—no holiday required.

Here’s What You’ll Need

Instructions for Assembling Your Letter H Craft

  1. Print the H Is for Hippopotamus Craft templates.
  2. Cut out the templates and trace the letter H and the hippo’s head, feet, ears, and teeth onto card stock.
  3. Cut out the letter H and the hippo pieces.
  4. Glue the letter H and the hippo pieces onto a full sheet of card stock (we used green, but you can use any color you like) to form a hippo.
  5. Affix two googly eyes to the hippo’s head.
  6. Use a marker to draw the hippo’s nostrils and ear details (see sample on the template for placement).


child adding glue to her letter h craft boy gluing his letter h craft children gluing feet to their letter h craft little girl gluing a foot to her letter h craft

Learning with Your Letter H Craft

As you and your child assemble your H Is for Hippopotamus Craft, practice saying /h/–/h/–hippopotamus together. You can find more tips for working on pre-reading skills with your preschooler in this handy download.

children smiling with completed letter h craft

We would LOVE to see how your ABC Crafts turn out! Please share your photos with us on our Facebook page, or tag your Instagram photos with the hashtag #allaboutABCcrafts!

Want More ABC Crafts?

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Free Uppercase ABC Letter Crafts

For crafts that start with uppercase letters A through Z, get the complete printable set of ABC Craft for Uppercase Letters.

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Free Lowercase ABC Letter Crafts

For crafts that start with lowercase letters A through Z, get the complete printable set of ABC Craft for Lowercase Letters.

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Michelle Lynes

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I babysit two girls and we have been doing a letter a week. Their parents are putting them up on the wall in their room. I laminate them so they will keep for a long time.

Robin E.

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Great idea to laminate the letter crafts, Michelle!

Jessica

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We use these letter activities with our children ages 2-8. I tried a simple coloring page one day, and our 2 year old cried, no, I want the one with the googly eyes! :) Thanks, they are great!

Robin E.

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Jessica,
I got a great big smile out of this. Everything is better with googly eyes!

Katharine Romero

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So cute!

Heather

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These crafts are so cute and reinforce the letter shapes to make it fun to learn!

My grandson is in kindergarten and this looks like it is something we could really enjoy doing together!

Cherie G

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My kids loved this!

Julie

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Cute craft!

Michelle W.

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Super cute craft.

Misty

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These craft ideas are so cute

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Thank you for your concern for the children!!!

Jennifer

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We love hippos!

Jamie Garcia

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Thank you for doing these, very cute!

Jamie

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I can’t wait to try this with my 4yo. She is really enjoying the AAR pre-reading level.

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We love doing these Alphabet crafts.

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Love these ABC crafts! Enjoyimg it with my daughter!

Dawn Eggert

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That sounds like a good idea!

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This is so cute!

Diana

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We love crafts! And I specially live them when they help with Teaching!

carol

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my four year old granddaughter loves these letter crafts! my prek class does, too!! both are english as a second language learners!!

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Carol,
Thank you for letting us know how much your students are enjoying these crafts!

Randie

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Crafts and hands on activities always help concepts stick! I can’t wait to try this one.

Michelle A.

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This is such a great idea!! I’ll have to do this with my kids this week!

Carrie

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What a fun craft. Thanks for posting.

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We are really enjoying the letter craft of the week experiences. Thank you for making these available.

Robin E.

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Paula,
We’re so happy to know you are enjoying these. Thank you for letting us know.

Rose

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My preschoolers love these kinds of crafts. Thanks for the ideas.

Cheri

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Thanks for the crafts! My preschooler loves them and they’re helping him learn his abc’s.

Robin E.

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Cheri,
Thank you for letting us know these crafts are helping your preschooler learn his ABCs!

Julie

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This will be fun for my preschooler :)

Roxy

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Years ago I did this same kind of activity with my littlest girl. She absolutely loved it – and she’s a great reader, so there ya go! :)

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I love the program…. hands down it’s the best

Meg

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So cute! We love All About Reading and this would be a great activity to add!

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We look forward to each letter every week!

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