Letter of The Week H !

Hand H

I have the best readers and months and months ago Lyn from Tacoma sent me a photo of her letter of the week project A for Arm. I’ve been wanting to do a post about the human body and I was so pleased when I got to mix that theme with the letter of the week.

  1. Gather your materials. You will need 3-4 pieces of construction paper, crayons, scissors and glue.
  2. Write a large uppercase H on one piece of paper and set aside.
  3. Trace your child’s hand on the other pieces of paper. This was the best out of 5 photos I tried to take.
  4. If you have a wiggler like me trace it just once, cut it out and use that one as a stencil.
  5. Have your child color the hands.
  6. Cut them out.
  7. Cut the H out and glue onto the remaining piece of paper.
  8. Add glue for the hands.
  9. Add your hands and let dry.


“Parts” by Tedd Arnold is so funny. Readers follow along as a 5 year old boy begins noticing things about his body he’d never noticed before like belly button lint, snot, peeling skin and more. His anxious assumptions about his body falling apart will have you in stitches. My 2 year old laughed and got most of the humor but slightly older children will be laughing hysterically at how silly the little boy’s worries are.

“Is This My Nose?” by Georgie Birkett is a board book that is perfect for babies and toddlers. The text is short and repetitive and asks the reader to find different body parts and praises the when they do. I read this to my son tonight expecting him to proclaim it for babies, instead he lit up and showed me happily where all the body parts were. He loved it.

“Here Are My Hands” by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault is another book that takes the reader through different body parts and what they do. We enjoyed reading it and taking time to do the things that each body part was assigned to do. The page with ears bugs me though, I understand that saying ears are for washing and drying is a cute take on “wash behind your ears” but even at 2 my son looked at me and said ” No ears hear!”. Over all though we enjoyed this book and the big illustrations by Ted Rand that span two pages.

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  1. Teri says

    great one! I am interested in seeing the A for arm if you ever get a chance to do that one!

    Also, would you be able to reply or email & let me know how you structured your day for a 3 yr old class? Last year, my 3s were really advanced & I ended up structuring it much like my 4s, but I don't think I'll have that ability this year. Any input would be greatly appreciated! Thanks Allie!


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