- Letter cards—colored red
- Red crayons/markers/colored pencils—one for each child
- Red Hot H target text, sung to the tune of "London Bridge"
The children will pass a hot letter H as they recognize and name the uppercase letter H and the lowercase letter h.
Pass the hot H (similar to Hot Potato)
- Write the uppercase letter H and the lowercase letter h on a whiteboard, name the letters, and have the children write the H and h high in the air with their fingers.
- Invite the children to sit in a circle and teach them the Red Hot H target text to the tune of "London Bridge".
- Hold up the red uppercase letter H card, have the children name the letter, and then pass the card around the circle as they sing the song until you signal them to stop.
- When the music stops, have the child holding the letter card stand up and say, “H, H, H! Red hot H!”
- Repeat the game using the h letter card.
- Repeat the game as many times as desired, alternating between the uppercase and lowercase letter cards.
Identify the target letter
- Show the children the text for the song Red Hot H.
- Have the children circle the uppercase letter H and lowercase h in the text using a red crayon, colored pencil, or marker.
- Sing the song again and have the children hold their hand up high in the air every time they see the letter H or h.
Write the target letter
- Have the children write the letters H and h on a piece of paper several times using a red crayon, marker, or colored pencil (support as needed).
- Repeat the red hot H game using the children’s red letters (optional).
SEEL Target Texts
Red Hot H
SEEL At Home
Recognize and name the uppercase letter H and lowercase letter h.
- Red Hot H song
- Letter Cards
- Red crayon, colored pencil, or marker
Activity: Hot H
- Have your child teach you the Red Hot H song, sung to the tune of "London Bridge".
- Pass the red H letter card back and forth while singing the song.
- When the song ends, have the person holding the letter card drop it and say, "H is hot on my hands!"
- Repeat the game, alternating between using the H and h letter cards as many times as desired.
- Have your child circle the letter H and h in the text for the song using a red crayon, pencil, or marker; then have him or her write the uppercase H and lowercase h on the back of the paper (support as needed).
1. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.1.D: Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters in the alphabet.