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
2 sheets of printer paper
Card stock (we used sky blue, blue, white, and green)
Cut out the templates and trace the letter H and the hippo’s head, feet, ears, and teeth onto card stock.
Cut out the letter H and the hippo pieces.
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.
Affix two googly eyes to the hippo’s head.
Use a marker to draw the hippo’s nostrils and ear details (see sample on the template for placement).
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.
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