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: 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!
This post originally appeared on February 19, 2011.