hot h

Hot H
Target text


Recognize and name the uppercase letter H and lowercase letter h.


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Lesson Plan

Target Words:

  • hot
  • hand
  • high


  • 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.

Literacy Activities
Pass the hot (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.

More Practice
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).
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SEEL Target Texts

Red Hot H

Letter H is hot, hot, hot,
Hot, hot, hot,
Hot, hot, hot
Letter H is hot, hot, hot,
H is red hot.
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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). 


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SEEL lessons align with Common Core Standards. Please see the standards page for the code(s) associated with this lesson.