Have you been looking for a huge helping of H words for kids? Well, I’m happy to humor you with a heap of helpful words that begin with H!
From hippos and hogs to hamburgers and hash browns there are huge amounts of H words to choose from. Today I’m going to give you H word lists for preschool, kindergarten, and elementary.
PLUS, word lists of things that begin with H including foods, objects, animals, three letter H words, and four letter H words.
The Sounds of H
The letter H makes the /h/ sound as in: have, how, home. One way you can teach your kids the /h/ sound is to have them open their mouth and send a puff of air out. Encourage them to feel their chest fall with the exhalation.
The Sound of H:
- /h/ as in: hand, hope, help
Consonant Blends for Letter H
There are also H consonant blends that create different sounds, These H consonant blends include include: sh, ch, ph, wh, and the.
H Words for Preschool
Here are some easy H words for preschool. These words are simple and familiar and will work great for letter recognition and sound association.
H Words for Preschoolers:
- Hum – My mom always hums a song while she puts me to bed.
- Hay – Horses eat hay.
- Hat – I wore a red hat today.
- Hop – I can hop on one foot.
- Hen – The hen pecked at the ground for bugs.
- Hammer – We got my dad a hammer for Father’s Day.
- Hurt – I hurt my my arm when I fell off of my bunk bed.
- Hippo – The hippo sat in the water to cool himself off.
- Harp – David played to harp.
- Hand – Do you want to hold my hand?
- Help – Will you help me tie my shoe?
- Hill – We rode down the hill on our sled.
- Hair – My teacher has long black hair.
- Hairbrush – I brush my hair every morning with my blue hairbrush.
H Words for Kindergarten
H words for kindergarten are plentiful. With that begin said, here are some sample ideas of easy words that begin with H for kindergarten:
Words that begin with H for Kindergarten:
- Ham – The salted ham tasted really good.
- Hot – We drank hot cocoa after we played in the snow.
- Hug – Do you need a hug?
- Hide – I like to hide from my brother.
- Hare – We have a hare living in our backyard.
- Hole – The hole was deep and filled with water.
- Horse – The horse galloped around the arena.
- Happy – I would like to wish you a very happy birthday.
- Heart – I love you with all my heart.
- House – Our house is blue and white.
- Hotdog – I ate a hotdog with mustard for lunch.
- Honey – I like to drizzle honey over my cornbread
- Hello – Hello! How are you?
- Helicopter – The helicopter flew loudly overhead.
- Heat – I can feel the heat from the campfire.
- Heavy – This box of books is very heavy.
Words that end with H for Kindergarten:
- Push – Push the red button to turn it on.
- Math – I am very good at solving math problems.
- With – Would you like to go to the store with me?
- Much – How much money do you have?
- Rash – Gwen got a rash from touching Poison Ivy.
- Myth – The story was simply a myth.
- Fish – The fish had shiny, blue scales.
- Oath – I swore an oath that I would be her friend forever.
H Words for Early Readers
Three letter sight words and CVC words are very helpful for early readers as they develop phonemic awareness. Here are a handful of three letter words for your beginning readers:
Three letter H Words for Kids
Four letter H Words for Kids
After three letter H words, kids are ready to progress to some simple four letter words that begin with H:
H Words for Elementary Students
How many H words can your elementary kids come up with? Here is a nice long list of H words for elementary students along with context sentences for reference.
- Ham – We had ham and potatoes for Christmas dinner.
- How – How did you do that?
- Hare – The Snowshoe Hare lives in arctic regions.
- Hole – We dug a hole in our backyard.
- Harm – Gambling will do you more harm than good.
- Hard – He is a hard working man.
- Halt – The horses will when I say ‘whoa’.
- Hair – Her hair was wet and tangled after she went swimming.
- Hear – Can you hear the Robin singing?
- Holy – They were married in holy matrimony.
- Herd – We have a herd of cattle in the east pasture.
- Heard – Have you heard the good news?
- Hurry – We need to hurry, or we are going to be late.
- Hiccup – He ate a spoonful of peanut butter to rid him of his hiccups.
- Host – The host of the party gave a lovely, inviting speech.
- Hungry – I am so hungry.
- Hose – My mom uses the hose to water her garden.
- Hamper – We keep a clothes hamper in the bathroom.
- Hexagon – A hexagon has six sides.
- Helmet – I always wear a helmet when I ride my bike.
- Hospital – We took the sick man to the hospital.
- Hockey – Our family went to watch an ice hockey game.
- Hammer – I need a hammer and nails for my project.
- Healthy – A healthy diet consist of fruits and vegetables.
- Heaven – Heaven is a perfect and beautiful place.
- Hand – Lee burnt his hand on the hot pan.
- History– History is my favorite subject.
- Hedge – We have a Boxwood hedges that lines our driveway.
- Heap – There is a heap of laundry after coming home from vacation.
- Horse – We have a horse named Penny.
- Happy – I would be happy to help you clean the house.
- Hinge – The hinge on the door needs to be greased.
- Handy – The goggles you let me borrow, came in handy for swimming.
- Hive – The bee hive is right next to the berry patch.
- Heart – Mr. Glen had a heart attack last week.
- Hook – We have a wall hook in the bathroom where we hang our towels.
- Hanger – I have a wooden hanger for my fancy dress.
- Holly – We made a wreath with Holly berries for Christmastime.
- Humor – My dad has a great sense of humor.
- Humane – We adopted our dog from a humane animal shelter.
- Helpful – I found his advice to be very helpful.
- Honor – We honor veterans on on Memorial Day.
- Harmony – The group sang in perfect harmony.
- Hero – My grandpa was a war hero.
- Handle – The manager will handle the situation with care.
- Hickory – We used Hickory chips for smoking our meat.
- Humble – That pastor was humble and kind towards his congregation.
- Honest – Would you give me your honest opinion?
- Hooray – Hooray! I won the contest!
- Headache – The loud music gave me a pounding headache.
- Heritage – We have a national heritage of pride and patriotism.
- Hummingbird – The tiny hummingbird made a buzzing sound as it zipped by.
- Hiking – We will be hiking to the summit.
- Hobby – My favorite hobby is crafting.
- Hundred – I have one hundred dollars in my piggy bank.
- Husband – When we got married, he became my husband.
- Hunting – My dad goes bow hunting for elk in the fall.
- Hemisphere – We live in the Northern Hemisphere.
- Horizon – We watched the sun set below the horizon.
- Harvest – We hope to harvest lots of produce from our gardens this year.
- Harsh – His words were harsh and unkind
- Helpless – I feel helpless in this situation.
- Hesitant – I am hesitant to make this deal because of things I have heard about you.
Challenging H Words for Kids
Do your upper elementary students enjoy using big words? Here is a hodgepodge of harmoniously challenging H words for your kids to try:
- Harpsichord – The harpsichord is an instrument used it past eras.
- Heirloom – My mother’s locked is a family heirloom.
- Hippocampus – The doctor hoped the surgery would stimulate the hippocampus part of the brain.
- Hazard – Some chemicals can be a hazard to your health.
- Hobnob – I plan to hobnob around the house this weekend.
- Hypothermia – The hikers were warned of hypothermia as they advanced to the icy top.
- Heathen– He was chided for his heathen behavior.
- Hodgepodge – Dinner is a hodgepodge of leftovers.
- Hooligan – Chris is a hooligan who regularly gets himself in trouble.
- Harmonious – Our dog and cat have an uncanny harmonious relationship.
- Hospitable – The hospitable couple received this guests with welcoming smiles.
- Humorous – The Sunday comics were humorous.
- Heartwarming – I read a heartwarming story in the newspaper today.
Things That Start with Letter H
Whether you are putting together a letter H scavenger hunt for kindergarteners or an H-words-only game of charades, here are some lists that you might find helpful.
Foods that start with H:
- Habanero Pepper
- Hash browns
- Hoisin sauce
Animals that start with H:
- Harp Seal
- Harbor Seal
Objects that start with H:
- Hola Hoop
- Hot Cocoa
- High Chair
Activities to Help Kids Learn H Words
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- Play H Word Charades: Have your kids choose from a list of H words. Then take turns acting out these words. Here are some helpful H words you can use for charades: hairbrush, hippo, hamburger, hat, helicopter, and heart.
- Read Picture Books that Feature H Words: Reading is one of the most helpful ways to help kids learn H words. By choosing books that feature H words, your kids will get more familiar with identifying the letter and some of its common words. Two of our favorite letter H books are: Harry and the Lady Next Door by Gene Zion and A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle.
- Play ‘What I will Bring’ Game: Sit around in a circle with your kids and start each turn by saying “I’m going on vacation and I want to bring…” Everyone takes their turns repeating all the previous answers before they give there’s. (The trick is naming only things that begin with the letter H.)
- Bean Bag H Word Toss – Before you begin, get a bean bag and a list of H words for kids. To play, toss the bean bag to each other. With each toss you need to name a word that begins with H. The first person to run out of H words looses the game.
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What are your favorite H words for kids?
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