Learning the Letter G – Free Printable!

Its October! We are learning the letter G, and having lots of fun. I have preciously shared our lesson plans and activities for the letters A through F. You can find links at the bottom of this post. Now, I want to share with you some books, themes, crafts, and activities for learning the letter G!

Where to Begin

Then we will focus on learning the letter G.

There are tons and tons of resources online, both Free and Paid. You can follow my preschool board on Pinterest, as I have been saving tons of ideas and resources. Click here to FOLLOW.

Books & Themes

We have chosen two themes for learning the letter G. Our first is giraffes, because they have always been a favorite of my son. Second, we will be doing a ghost theme because Halloween is coming and my preschooler is pumped up!

I recommend visiting your local library’s children’s section to stock up on some books. My favorite part about teaching preschool at home is that you can tailor your plans specifically to your child and their interests.

I will be spending a couple of days initially on each letter of the alphabet. Therefore, I have chosen a couple of books.

I have also included fun little craft projects to go with these books and help with learning the letter C.

G is for Giraffe

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I chose two giraffe themed books. The first is Mr.Tall and Mr. Small, by Barbara Brenner. This is a tale of two animals, a giraffe and a mouse, who despite their differences, learn that they each have unique and useful advantages. The second giraffe book we read was No Spots for Gilda the Giraffe, by Lucie Papineau. In this book, Gilda the Giraffe loses her spots, and enlists the help of all of her animal friends to find them. It was a very cute story. I loved that it also went nicely with another giraffe themed activity that I had already planned. (See Below)

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How to Create this Activity:
What You Need
  • Yellow Construction Paper
  • Brown Construction Paper
  • Scissors
  • Marker
  • Laminator and Laminating Sheets
  • Velcro Dots
Creating Your Counting Giraffe

This actually wasn’t too bad to prepare, and my son loved this spot counting activity!

  1. Cut a giraffe head and neck out of the yellow construction paper.
  2. Draw the eyes and mouth of the giraffe with your marker.
  3. Draw ten (10) small circles out of the brown construction paper. Number the circles 1-10 with your marker.
  4. Laminate the giraffe, and the brown paper with the circles. Cut excess lamination from around the giraffe. Cut out the ten (10) numbered circles.
  5. Stick ten (10) Velcro dots to the body of the giraffe, and the corresponding sides to the numbered circles.

 

Giraffe Craft

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This craft was so much fun, and a little messy. However, it came out so adorable!

What You Need:
  • White Construction Paper
  • Yellow Washable Paint
  • Orange Washable Paint or an Orange Dot Marker
  • Paint brush
  • Googly Eyes
  • Marker
  • Glue
  • Wet Wipes
Creating a Giraffe
  1. Paint the child’s hand and forearm with yellow paint (skipping the thumb).
  2. Place the painted hand and arm onto white construction paper and have them press firmly.
  3. Set aside project until paint dries.
  4. Using orange washable finger paints or an orange dot marker (we used the marker) have your child put the spots on the giraffe.
  5. Glue the eyes on the giraffe.
  6. You can use a marker to have your child draw the face, or trace their name.

 

G is for Ghost

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We chose two books for our ghost theme for learning the letter G. We read Ghosts in the House!, by Kazuno Kohara. This story is about a girl who moves into a new house to find it is haunted by ghosts. Instead of being afraid, she finds new purposes for the ghosts. Our second book was The Ghost Library, by David Melling. My son and I really enjoyed this story. It is about a girl who wakes up to ghosts in her room. She quickly learns that they aren’t scary, but they are trying to find books to stock their ghost library.

We made handprint ghosts for our learning the letter G craft. (See Below)

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What you need for this project:
  • Yellow Construction Paper
  • Black Construction Paper
  • White Washable Paint
  • Black Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Glue
  • Wet Wipes
  1. Pre-cut your Upper and Lower case letter G from the yellow construction paper.
  2. Glue them to the upper corner of the black construction paper.
  3. Paint your child’s palm white and have them press firmly to the black construction paper. Repeat for each ghost.
  4. Set aside to dry.
  5. Use black washable paint and your child’s finger to add the eyes and mouth to each ghost.

Another Ghost Activity!

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I made a counting and number recognition activity to go with this theme.

What You Need:
  • Construction Paper (Any Colors)
  • White Construction Paper
  • Scissors
  • Black Marker
  • Glue
  • Laminator & Laminating Sheets
How to:
  1. Cut your ghost shapes out of white construction paper.
  2. Glue them to the multi-colored construction paper. (2 of each color)
  3. Use the marker to draw on the ghost faces.
  4. Write numbers on each color of ghost, and dots or shapes to count on the corresponding colors.
  5. Laminate, and cut apart cards.

Free Printable Ghost Shape Clip Cards!

I have included another ghost themed learning activity FREE for you to download and print! In this activity, your child will be learning to match shapes and colors, and using fine motor skills to clip clothespins to the cards.

More Resources for Learning the Letter G

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As I mentioned before, there are tons of resources available online. Being a frugal mom, I gravitate toward the free resources. Some of the free worksheets I have found include the following:

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That’s Learning the Letter G

That is how we have been learning the letter G as we continue on our preschool at home journey. Make sure to subscribe or check back weekly for more lesson plans, resources, books, ideas, and free printables. Have fun!

To Learn about Lesson Planning for Preschool at Home, CLICK HERE!

Learning the Letter A HERE!

Letter B HERE!

Learning the Letter C HERE!

Letter D HERE!

Learning the Letter E & F HERE!

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9 Comments on “Learning the Letter G – Free Printable!”

  1. This is so adorable. Giraffes are such fun animals and you made them even more fun for your little one. Will you homeschool?

  2. My sons are past this, or to young. But these are really fun ways to teach them the letter! I’m going to save this for my baby when he becomes of age to start learning thanks!

  3. I really like the idea of these printable learning alphabets, especially as my daughter just started school and learning to read and write. So this will make it even more fun for her.

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