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#961. "G" letter ideas

Reading/Writing, level: Elementary
Posted Thu Apr 8 12:47:26 PDT 1999 by Jan k/ne and the Early Childhood Ring (jblecha@genie.esu10.k12.ne.us).
Dudley Elementary,
Concepts Taught: "G" letter activities

G letter ideas

Letter G

Mystery Box:
Might contain grapes, picture of a girl, glasses, a gift, a golf ball, a
glove, etc.

Grandparents:
Invite grandparents to visit the class on a specific day. Plan time for
grandparents to play with the children--children will want to share the
special projects in the classroom. Sing songs, recite poems and
fingerplays for a good time!

Graphs:
Graph boys and girls, white/red/purple grapes, favorite green object, guys
& gals, etc.

Gg shapes:
Cut large letter G shapes and have kids paint their letters green and
sprinkle with green and gold glitter.

Creating green:
Put small amounts of yellow and blue fingerpaint inside a recloseable
zip-loc bag. Pass the bag around a cirlce and let each child rub it gently
in his/her hands. Show them what they've created!

More ideas:
Gallop to music.
Play golf with yardsticks and plastic golf balls.
Have a growling, gobbling, or grinning contest.
Pretend to be ghosts and glide around the room.
sniff grass, garlic and gumdrops and describe their scents.

Other Gg activities to build upon include: garbage, garden, ghosts, gifts,
gingham, girls, globe, go, gold, graham crackers, granola, grass,
groceries, guitar, gum

Va.
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*Gingerbread Man
Read several versions of the "Gingerbread Man", compare using venn diagram
Act out the story
Make gingerbread men cookies

*Stuffed gingerbread men
Cut 2 large gingerbread man shapes from brown paper grocery bags. Staple
around
edges, leaving an opening for stuffing. Decorate with paint, rick rack,
buttons,
etc. Stuff with newspaper, staple opening shut.

*Ghost: use white shoe polish on black paper to make ghost shape, use for
cover of
book "Things That Scare Me"

*Three Billy Goats Gruff, read and act out. Use large blocks or balance beam
for
the bridge. (Everyone wants to be the Troll)

* Grow grass on a sponge. Dampen sponge, sprinkle with grass seed. Keep
sponge
moist and the grass will grow on the sponge.

Barb
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- Three Billy Goats Gruff
- Gallop
- Graphs
- Grandparents
- Green, Gold and Grey
- Guessing competition
- Goosey, Goosey, Gander (rhyme)
- Class Book. In The Garden.
- Glasses
- Giving

Sandy
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If you have gum, for the letter g, here is a song about gumballs.

tune: Muffin Man

Oh do you know the gumball man, the gumball man, the gumball man,
Oh do you know the gumball man, he comes just once a week.
When we put our nickels in the slot, our nickels in the slot, our nickels
in the slot,
This is what we got.
_______________ and _______________ (children's names) both got red
______________ and ________________ both got red, but ________ got blue.
Maybe someday we'll be lucky, and instead of one gumball we'll get two.

* Also when studying any letters or numbers you can make numeral or letter
bread:

Roll bread dough into a snake, make the number or letter you like.
Decorate with chocolate chips, raisins, etc. Bake for 10-15 minutes at
350.

* G- glue on gum wrappers

G- glue on grass the kids collect themselves

G- eat some grapes. then use halves of grapes to stamp all over the "G",
alternatively, make fingerpainted grapes all over the "G"

G- get some gold stickers to put on the "G".

G- they kids use glue to make desgins on the letter, then finish with
glitter!

G- give each child a small box (jello box size is good). give them some
wrapping paper and tape. watch them try their best to wrap up the Gift-
but be sure to put something they made inside first!!! On the card-
whatelse? "G"!

For the letter G, I know this sounds crazy but I couldn't think of anything
else: glue on gummy bears or maybe even gum wrappers (you'd have to chew
alot of gum though!)

"G"- grass, gravel, gauze, garland, & of course: glue!

Letter "G"

Make a "G" Garden
cut out Grass and make a bunch of letter g's. Attach leaves and stems to
the letter g's and glue them in the Grass...

Globe: Show the kids a globe and let them find where they live.

Gold: Make the letter "g" on a piece of construction paper and glue on
Gold
glitter to make a golden g.

Snack: Graham Cracker treat
Spread peanut butter on cracker and arrange marshmellows in the
shape of the letter "G" on the top. Broil fora few minutes until
marshmellows are golden and then arrange raisins on the top of the melted
marshmellow..

Colors- Gray and Green

Gum- let each child chew a piece of gum!

On the letter G,
you can have the children glue glitter. My kids love working with glitter.
I just put their piece of paper in a pie tin or a flat box and let them
sprinkle away! For V they can glue on small craps of velvet, and for W they
can glue on pieces of wallpaper. Sometimes wallpaper stores will give you
their old sample books if you ask. I had a friend give me a couple about 8
years ago, and I'm still using them! The book Alphabet Theme-a-saurus, by
Jean Warren (a Totline book), has lots of great ideas of things to do for
each letter. They also recommend things to glue on the letters, one for
each
letter of the alphabet.

* Out line a G in Glitter or something else that starts with G


* The letter Gg

Day 1 - color the letters Gg and glue on green glitter

Day 2 - colored a picture of goldy the goldfish and glue orange tissue
paper

Day 3 - Make a gingerbread man using supplie like yarn, buttons, crayon,
pieces of felt) We also read the story and the children loved when i
changed
my voice for all of the characters.
Day 4 - green glitter garden (the children used precut pieces of
construction paper grass, stems, leaves and circles for flowers to make a
garden and then we decorated each flower with colored glitter)
Day 5 - precut bunch of grapes shape the kids colored and then glued purple
tissue paper

Sandy
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Made a book for circle. Found a cute fish( I have a book with 8 different
cute fish, some wearing glasses etc.)Deceided to make a book like brown
bear but it goes like this. I made it into a flip book but you can make it
a flannel aboard story. GOLD fish GOLD fish what do you see? I see a Gray
fish swimming towards me. GRAY fish Gray fish what do you see? I see a pink
fish, swimming towards me, and go through all the colors. I made a bunch of
these same fish (shrunk them down to about 3 inches though) and ran them
off on gold paper, cut them out and put a paper clip on them. I made alot
of them for this activity. I usee a large magnet, very large. They try to
catch as many as they can. Then we count them outloud together. We swim
like Goldfish and hop like Grasshoppers, act like a Great Grinning
Gorilla, dig like a Groundhog, fly like a Ghost.

Today we are making a cute headband with a cute Goldfish(Teachers Friend
June, it is the fish for the mobile on page 108) On the band it says Goldy
the Goffy Gold fish. I ran it off on gold construction paper and they (the
ones that cut, cut their own, I cut out for those that can't yet) And they
are covering it with GOLD GLITTER. They are so cute. Yesterday we made are
GOFFY GOGGLES. They were made from egg cartons and yarn and markerts. I used
the egg flats that hold a 2 and a half dozen. I cut them out to have a nose
and the 2 eyes. Cut out holes in the eye section and punched a hole in each
side of the eye section and tied yarn on each side. They just colored them
with markers. Making a GROUNDHOG sack puppet. A picture to paste with green
circles to make a cluster of GREEN GRAPES. Making a GREAT GRINNING GORILLA
with construction paper and brads. Snipping GREEN GRASS for the GREEN
GRASSHOPPERS. These are are projects for the week of G.

Letter Gg
•Learn about Growing
You grow because the cells of your body keep dividing into new cells.
When you eat,
your cells take in
food and grow bigger. Then each cell divides and becomes two cells.
Then each of the
two cells divides,
making four cells, and so on. As the number of cells in your body
becomes greater, you
grow bigger and
bigger. Babies break the speed records for growth! When you were a
baby you grew
faster than you're
growing now. If you are a girl, you will probably stop growing when you
are about 18
years old. If you
are a boy, you may keep
growing taller for a few years after age 18. After that time, you may
get fatter, but
you won't grow any
taller.

•Granola Bars
2 cups granola
2 eggs, beaten
dash of vanilla
Combine the granola and eggs in a greased 8-inch square pan. Bake at
350 degrees for 15
minutes. Cut
into 8 bars. When cool, spread with jam, honey or peanut butter.

•Decorating Gingerbread People
Gut gingerbread people shapes out of brown construction paper or brown
paper bags. Give
one to each
child. Have the children decorate their shapes with felt
pieces,rickrack,sequins,
fabric, or paper scraps,
buttons, etc.
variation: let the children cover their shapes with glue and sprinkle on
dried tea
leaves or coffee grounds
before decorating.

•Ghosts
On black construction paper have the children paint white ghosts. When
the ghosts are
dry, ask the
children to give their ghost a name that begins with the letter G and
tell a goofy story
about their ghost.

•Globs of Glue
Let the children spill small globs of glue onto sheets of waxed paper or
acetate. Let
the children sprinkle
green glitter on their globs and let dry. Have the children peel the
globs off the
waxed paper and attach a
string and
hang from light fixtures or in windows.

•Galloping
Show the children how to gallop by running while keeping one foot
extended in front of
them. Have them
gallop to music and in races.

•Get-Ups
Show the children how to sit back-to-back in twos, on a mat, with their
arms linked
together. Ask them to
try to get up while holding onto each other. If they are successful,
have them call out
"G!"

•Great Grapes!
Serve green grapes.

•Darling Little Goldfish
My darling little goldfish (wiggle one finger)
Hasn't any toes (point to your toes)
He swims around without a sound (pretend one finger is swimming)
And bumps his angry nose. (point to nose)
He can't get out to play with me (Point to your self)
Nor I get in to him (Point to children)
Although I say "Come out and play," (motion finger to come out)
He says, "come in and swim." (pretend you are swimming)

•Giraffe time
-- draw or trace a 5' giraffe and measure all the children. They can
help make the
giraffe by pasting on
his spots.

• Make a "G" Garden
cut out Grass and make a bunch of letter g's. Attach leaves and stems
to the letter
g's and glue them in
the Grass...

• Globe
Show the kids a globe and let them find where they live.

•Gold
Make the letter "g" on a piece of construction paper and glue on Gold
glitter to make a
golden g.

•Graham Cracker treat
Spread peanut butter on cracker and arrange marshmallows in the shape of
the letter "G"
on the top.
Broil for a few minutes until marshmallows are golden and then arrange
raisins on the
top of the melted
marshmallow.

• get some gold stickers to put on the "G".

• G- they kids use glue to make designs on the letter, then finish with
glitter!

• G- give each child a small box (Jell-O box size is good). give them
some wrapping
paper and tape.
watch them try their best to wrap up the Gift- but be sure to put
something they made
inside first!!! On
the card-
what else? "G"!

• G is for glue...color some glue in primary colors (add a bit of food
coloring) and
let them just glue Gs
...they will make new colors of glue by mixing the primary colors that
you provide you
can talk about that,
too.

• G is for GREAT....let children tell you GREAT things about their
friends...write them
down and let
each child take his/her great list home.

Do you know the Gumball Man?
tune: Muffin Man
Oh do you know the gumball man, the gumball man, the gumball man,
Oh do you know the gumball man, he comes just once a week.
When we put our nickels in the slot, our nickels in the slot, our
nickels
in the slot,
This is what we got.
_______________ and _______________ (children's names) both got red
______________ and ________________ both got red,
but ________ got blue.
Maybe someday we'll be lucky, and instead of one gumball we'll get two.

Day 1 - color the letters Gg and glue on green glitter
Day 2 - colored a picture of goldy the goldfish and glue orange tissue
paper
Day 3 - Make a gingerbread man using supplies like yarn, buttons,
crayon, pieces of
felt) We also read
the story and the children loved when I changed my voice for all of the
characters.
Day 4 - green glitter garden (the children used precut pieces of
construction paper
grass, stems, leaves
and circles for flowers to make a garden and then we decorated each
flower with colored
glitter)
Day 5 - precut bunch of grapes shape the kids colored and then glued
purple tissue
paper

From: apple@wantree.com.au (csmith)
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
^^^^
Letter Gg
•Learn about Growing
You grow because the cells of your body keep dividing into new cells.
When you eat,
your cells take in
food and grow bigger. Then each cell divides and becomes two cells.
Then each of the
two cells divides,
making four cells, and so on. As the number of cells in your body
becomes greater, you
grow bigger and
bigger. Babies break the speed records for growth! When you were a
baby you grew
faster than you're
growing now. If you are a girl, you will probably stop growing when you
are about 18
years old. If you
are a boy, you may keep
growing taller for a few years after age 18. After that time, you may
get fatter, but
you won't grow any
taller.

•Granola Bars
2 cups granola
2 eggs, beaten
dash of vanilla
Combine the granola and eggs in a greased 8-inch square pan. Bake at
350 degrees for 15
minutes. Cut
into 8 bars. When cool, spread with jam, honey or peanut butter.

•Decorating Gingerbread People
Gut gingerbread people shapes out of brown construction paper or brown
paper bags. Give
one to each
child. Have the children decorate their shapes with felt
pieces,rickrack,sequins,
fabric, or paper scraps,
buttons, etc.
variation: let the children cover their shapes with glue and sprinkle on
dried tea
leaves or coffee grounds
before decorating.

•Ghosts
On black construction paper have the children paint white ghosts. When
the ghosts are
dry, ask the
children to give their ghost a name that begins with the letter G and
tell a goofy story
about their ghost.

•Globs of Glue
Let the children spill small globs of glue onto sheets of waxed paper or
acetate. Let
the children sprinkle
green glitter on their globs and let dry. Have the children peel the
globs off the
waxed paper and attach a
string and
hang from light fixtures or in windows.

•Galloping
Show the children how to gallop by running while keeping one foot
extended in front of
them. Have them
gallop to music and in races.

•Get-Ups
Show the children how to sit back-to-back in twos, on a mat, with their
arms linked
together. Ask them to
try to get up while holding onto each other. If they are successful,
have them call out
"G!"

•Great Grapes!
Serve green grapes.

•Darling Little Goldfish
My darling little goldfish (wiggle one finger)
Hasn't any toes (point to your toes)
He swims around without a sound (pretend one finger is swimming)
And bumps his angry nose. (point to nose)
He can't get out to play with me (Point to your self)
Nor I get in to him (Point to children)
Although I say "Come out and play," (motion finger to come out)
He says, "come in and swim." (pretend you are swimming)

•Giraffe time
-- draw or trace a 5' giraffe and measure all the children. They can
help make the
giraffe by pasting on
his spots.

• Make a "G" Garden
cut out Grass and make a bunch of letter g's. Attach leaves and stems
to the letter
g's and glue them in
the Grass...

• Globe
Show the kids a globe and let them find where they live.

•Gold
Make the letter "g" on a piece of construction paper and glue on Gold
glitter to make a
golden g.

•Graham Cracker treat
Spread peanut butter on cracker and arrange marshmallows in the shape of
the letter "G"
on the top.
Broil for a few minutes until marshmallows are golden and then arrange
raisins on the
top of the melted
marshmallow.

• get some gold stickers to put on the "G".

• G- they kids use glue to make designs on the letter, then finish with
glitter!

• G- give each child a small box (Jell-O box size is good). give them
some wrapping
paper and tape.
watch them try their best to wrap up the Gift- but be sure to put
something they made
inside first!!! On
the card-
what else? "G"!

• G is for glue...color some glue in primary colors (add a bit of food
coloring) and
let them just glue Gs
...they will make new colors of glue by mixing the primary colors that
you provide you
can talk about that,
too.

• G is for GREAT....let children tell you GREAT things about their
friends...write them
down and let
each child take his/her great list home.

Do you know the Gumball Man?
tune: Muffin Man
Oh do you know the gumball man, the gumball man, the gumball man,
Oh do you know the gumball man, he comes just once a week.
When we put our nickels in the slot, our nickels in the slot, our
nickels
in the slot,
This is what we got.
_______________ and _______________ (children's names) both got red
______________ and ________________ both got red,
but ________ got blue.
Maybe someday we'll be lucky, and instead of one gumball we'll get two.

Day 1 - color the letters Gg and glue on green glitter
Day 2 - colored a picture of goldy the goldfish and glue orange tissue
paper
Day 3 - Make a gingerbread man using supplies like yarn, buttons,
crayon, pieces of
felt) We also read
the story and the children loved when I changed my voice for all of the
characters.
Day 4 - green glitter garden (the children used precut pieces of
construction paper
grass, stems, leaves
and circles for flowers to make a garden and then we decorated each
flower with colored
glitter)
Day 5 - precut bunch of grapes shape the kids colored and then glued
purple tissue
paper

Activity G
Cut a ghost shape out of green construction paper. Draw a goofy face on the
ghost. Then use green glue to put green glasses on the ghost. Write the
letter "G" on the ghost. Use both upper and lower case letters. You now
have a "goofy green ghost wearing green glasses."

G: glide and gallop. Glide side to side with one foot leading and the
other moving to meet it and switch to gallop.