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Letter G
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Letter g
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Ideas and Activities for the Letter:
Use a scale or balance to weigh and measure a gallon of different liquids.
Play a relay game. Separate the class into two or three teams. Each team’s members take turns
galloping to a basket filled with gloves. They find a matching pair of gloves and gallop back to their
team and the next person takes a turn. The game ends with the first team who has every member
holding or wearing a matching pair of gloves.
Clean up the garbage in the neighborhood, play yard or a nearby park. If possible, watch the
garbage trucks collect the school’s garbage.
Read stories about all the different things that grow in a garden. Plant a small school garden or
build a greenhouse. Talk about the tools used in gardening. Add toy garden tools and garden gloves
to the outside sandbox. Harvest some of the vegetables and make a garden salad and serve them
with salad dressing or dip. Visit a local greenhouse and learn about how a greenhouse works. Grow
grass in a clear plastic cup. Fill small clear cups with soil and sprinkle on grass seeds. Water and
observe the roots and grass grow. The children can watch the grass grow. They can then cut the
grass with kid-safe scissors.
Make a gift for someone special. Provide wrapping paper, bows and tape.
Encourage the children to tell riddles then have fun watching the children giggle.
Learn about giraffes. Giraffes are the tallest of all animals, up to 18 ft. tall and weighing over
4,000 lbs. They have short upstanding manes, the same number of neck bones as all other animals,
sharp eyesight, and unique pattern of patches (like human fingerprints). They eat leaves from acacia
trees and twigs from tops of trees. They live in Africa and travel in “herds.”
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Invite all of the girls wearing something green to line up first.
Encourage the children to wear funny glasses (clown glasses, sunglasses, glasses with spring eyes,
goggles, etc.) in the Dramatic Play Center.
Look at a globe to find where you live and other places of interest.
Use gold/gray/green paint with brushes at the easels. Play “I See Something Green.” Eat green
foods for snack (grapes, cucumbers, peas, string beans, mint ice cream, pickles, green Jello®.) Make
a nature collage with green items (grass, leaves, buds, needles, moss, clovers). Invite the children to
either wear something green or bring something green to school. Encourage them to talk about what
they wore or brought to Show and Tell. Dance with green ribbons.
Use a hammer to pound golf tees into blocks of Styrofoam. Have the children play golf with a
child’s golf set.
Write a note to a grandparent. Invite grandparents to be special guests for a snack of grapes,
grapefruit, granola, graham crackers, and grape or grapefruit juice.
Collect grasshoppers and keep them in a clear tank with a net cover. Allow the children to observe
and listen to them.
Grate cheese for macaroni and cheese or tacos or cheese wraps (sprinkle cheese over a tortilla and
warm up in an oven until the cheese melts. Roll them into wraps).
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Make a list of things found in a grocery store. Ask the children to help their parents unpack the
groceries and put them away.
Write a list of things that grow (children, plants, flowers, trees, grass, weeds, hair, fingernails,
animals). Plant flowers or a tree in the schoolyard. Observe the growing changes over the school
Ask: “What is a grownup?”, “What can grownups do that you wish you could do?” or “What do you
think you might like to do when you are a grownup?” Write their responses on a large sheet of
Listen to a tape of guitar music. Ask a local musician to come to your class and play the guitar.
Other words that begin with the letter G:
These words may arise in naturally occurring conversations throughout the day/week. As you use
these words, point out that they start with the letter “g” and write them on an index card to add to
your word board.
garages (Building and Blocks Center)
gate (outside)
glad, good, gentle (interactions)
glue (art)
go, give (directions)
goodbye, good morning, good night (greetings)
graph (math/science)
grill (cooking)
gum (candy)
gym (place in a school)
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Picture Cards
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Word Cards
golf ball
garbage can
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Picture Cards – These cute illustrations can be used in a number of ways. Here are just a
few suggestions:
Construct a simple matching game by making two copies (using heavy paper) and cutting
them apart. The children turn the cards over and try to find the matches.
Make a simple sound sorting game by taking pictures from two different letters and
asking the children to sort them by their first letter/sound. For example, copy the
“B” and “P” letter/word cards and have the children look at each picture, say its name
and place it in either the “B” or “P” pile.
Display the picture cards with the matching word cards on the classroom bulletin
board. (Not all pictures cards come with a matching word card. In this case, make
your own using standard index cards.) An activity for older children can also be made
using the cards. Instruct them to match the appropriate picture and word cards
In addition, the cards represent long and short vowel sounds. Copy several picture
card sets and ask the children to sort them by short vowel sound. Start with two
vowels, then include cards representing three or more vowels. Or use cards that
represent the long and short sounds of one vowel (i.e., long and short “a”). Ask the
children to sort them into two lunch bags, demonstrating how they can discriminate
between the two sounds. Or develop sentences or stories using cards and words
from one or more vowel group.
Some of the cards include pictures that begin with initial blends. As mentioned earlier,
blends should be taught after initial consonants are introduced. Blends either combine
two sounds together or they represent their own sound. The picture cards can be used
to make matching games or in sound sorting activities.
Word Cards – These word cards can be used to match with the picture cards, label items in
the classroom, or used in an “Explore Tub.” Create an Explore Tub by using an empty water
table, a large box, or a laundry basket. Collect the “real” items on the word cards. And then
tape the word cards to the matching item. Allow the children to explore the items. The
teacher can point out the word (emphasizing the initial sound) and then have the children
repeat the word. Some children may be able to tell you each letter in the word.
Trace and Write – Encourage the children to use this page to practice writing the letters
using correct form.
My Alphabet Book – This reproducible page reinforces the skills learned by providing
practice for the child in writing the letters correctly. Children can also write simple words
that begin with the chosen letter and draw a picture of an object that represents the letter
of the week. At the end of the year, have the children assemble them in alphabetical order
and attach them together in a binder or staple them into a student-made book.
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Trace and Write
Trace and write the
letters. Color the
Uppercase G
Lowercase g
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My Alphabet Book
I am learning about the letter G g.
This is how I write it:
Here are some words that start with the letter G g:
This is my picture of a
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