Letter H Activity: Potato Stamping Hearts

I had hearts all cut out and ready to glue onto our letter H, but then I came across a sweet potato print activity that I just knew would be a perfect Letter H activity. If you are looking for more Letter of the Week Activities … I have you covered.

Letter H activity. Heart stamping with potatoes.

Letter H Activity: Potato Stamping Hearts

What you need: Letter H, paper, glue, potato, knife, paint, cardboard or paper plate, paintbrush (optional).

To prepare the Letter H Activity; print out the Letter H, glue it on a piece of construction paper and write the word hearts on the bottom of the paper. Carve a heart into a potato. I started by cutting the potato in half and then worked the shape in. I made sure to go pretty deep into the potato, the sides of the heart were about 1/2 an inch tall, which was great for stamping.

I spread a thin layer of paint onto a piece of cardboard (an old cereal box), and handed Big M a paint brush. I told him he could use it, or figure out another way to get the paint onto the heart.

Tips (to maximize learning):  1. Use other vegetables as well. Carrots or radishes would make cute little hearts.  2. Talk about other H words while you little one works. How many can you think of? 3. Keep an extra sheet of paper near by so the stamping can continue even when the Letter H is full!

Use our H Hopscotch along with this activity for even more Letter H activity fun!

Start prepping for next week by checking out our Letter I activity (it’s a little messy but oh so fun!) or any of the Letter of the Week Activities.

This post originally appeared on February 19, 2011.

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