Words That Start with the Letter H

Howdy, everyone! Our list of words that start with the letter H is full of relatable examples that are sure to help your child learn the letter H!

 If you haven’t already, make sure to check out our Letter H Activities

Words that start with the letter H like horse

H IS FOR… 

Happy, a state of being content and/or joyful.

  • Mickey Mouse is always happy to see his friends!

Honest, which means telling the truth.

  • In Coco, Miguel is not honest with Hector about his family and that puts him in danger.

Honor, or staying true to what is right.

  • Mulan shows honor when she saves her home from the horde of Huns.

 It is important that we include values that will help our children be well rounded as they grow up as we learn the letters of the alphabet. 

ANIMALS THAT START WITH THE LETTER H:

With the clip-clop of hooves and – is that laughter? I’m sure you can hear our animal words that start with the letter H coming from a mile away. 

  1. AMERICAN PAINT HORSE

    • Paint horses are the most eye-catching in their beauty and easily some of the most captivating horses that you will find. While they are easy to look a , beauty is just one small piece of the puzzle when it comes to paint horses. They are one of the most popular horses on the planet and they have a lot to offer the equine world.Their popularity is not based solely on their appearance. American paint horses are world-renowned thanks to their calm nature and unwavering intelligence. They are quick learners and tend to be obedient in nature.
  2. HYENA

    • Hyenas are large animals and can weigh up to 190 pounds.. They have front legs that are longer than their back legs and really big ears. Of our planet’s three different species of hyena (the spotted, brown and striped hyena), the spotted hyena is the largest and most common.These amazing animals inhabit savannas, grasslands, woodlands and forest edges across sub-Saharan Africa.Famed scavengers, these cool carnivores have a reputation for eating the leftovers of other predators. But don’t be fooled, they’re super-skilled predators themselves! In fact, they hunt and kill most of their food. Spotted hyenas are social mammals and live in structured groups, called clans, of up to 80 individuals. There’s a strict hierarchy, where females rank higher than males, and the group is led by one powerful alpha female.
  3. HERMIT CRAB

    • The hermit crab is a crustacean, but it is very different from other crustaceans. While most crustaceans are covered from head to tail with a hard exoskeleton, the hermit crab is missing part of its exoskeleton. The back part where its abdomen is located, is soft and squishy. Thus, the minute a hermit crab molts into an adult, it sets out to find a shell in which to live.Hermit crabs are omnivores (eating plants and animals) and scavengers (eating dead animals that they find). They eat worms, plankton, and organic debris. As hermit crabs grow, they require larger shells. When one finds a shell that is too big or too small, it may wait for other crabs to investigate. Then, the hermit crabs will trade shells as a group!
  4. HIPPOPOTAMUS

    • Hippopotamus are large mammals, which means they have hair, they give birth to life young, and feed their babies with milk. They are considered the third largest mammal that lives on Earth, only behind the rhinoceros and the elephant. Hippos have short legs, a huge mouth, and bodies that are shaped like barrels. Although they look extremely fat, hippos are actually in excellent shape and can easily outrun a human. A group of hippos are known as a herd, a pod, or a bloat.
      • Feeling crafty? Use this Letter H Craft to create a fun visual aide on your journey to learn the letter H. 
  5.  HAMMERHEAD

    • This shark’s unusual name comes from the unusual shape of its head, an amazing piece of anatomy built to maximize the fish’s ability to find its favorite meal: stingrays. The hammerhead also has special sensors across its head that helps it scan for food in the ocean. Living creatures’ bodies give off electrical signals, which are picked up by sensors on the prowling hammerhead.Hammerhead sharks can grow up to a length of 20 feet and weigh around 1,000 pounds. The largest species is the Great hammerhead. It has a length of about 18 to 20 feet. Unlike many fish, hammerheads do not lay eggs. A female gives birth to live young. One litter can range from six to about 50 pups. When a hammerhead pup is born, its head is more rounded than its parents’.

CHECK OUT THESE AWESOME COLORING SHEETS FOR EACH ANIMAL!

PLACES STARTING WITH THE LETTER H:

Finding words that start with the letter H will take us around the world!

  1. HONOLULU, HAWAII

    • The capital city of Hawaii! This beautiful state was the 50th and most recent state to join the United States. It’s the only state made entirely of islands. Although the state is best known for its eight major islands, it has 136 islands in total. Hawaii is the only U.S. state that grows coffee, vanilla beans, and cacao. It’s also the worldwide leader in harvesting macadamia nuts, and more than 1/3 of the world’s commercial pineapple supply comes from Hawaii. There are only twelve letters in the Hawaiian alphabet: A, E, I, O, U, H, K, L, M, N, P, and W.
  2. HONG KONG

    • Hong Kong has a long and fascinating history. After more than 150 years of British rule, China again took control of Hong Kong in July of 1997. Although now a part of China, Hong Kong maintains its same internal political, economic, and legal systems that it had before. Hong Kong means ‘Fragrant Harbour’ in Chinese. Small, but towering, it has the highest number of skyscrapers in the world. The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge is the world’s longest bridge/tunnel sea crossing.
  3. HONDURAS

    • Honduras also known as the Republic of Honduras, it is bordered by Guatemala to the west, Nicaragua to the southeast, El Salvado to the southwest, Gulf of Honduras to the north, Pacific Ocean to the south at the fonseca gulf. The official language is Spanish. During his visit to the bay islands, in 1502; the first ever European explorer to discover Honduras was Christopher Columbus, he landed in the coast of Honduras. After Australia, the country with the second most coral reefs in the world is Honduras.

FOOD THAT STARTS WITH THE LETTER H: 

Hamburger, hotdog, Honey Buns… what comes to mind when I consider foods for words that start with the letter H are hardly exotic.  

How about HUMMUS? 

Delicious and hearty by itself or perfect on healthy wraps and sandwiches. Busy as I am, I tend to snack on it with carrots and celery!

Check out our favorite recipe for quick homemade hummus.

When it comes to words that start with the letter H, the hard work never seems to be done. I hope we have helped make teaching the letter H a little bit easier, for you. 

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