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"G" ACTIVITIES
 

ART
GLITTER "G's"
Using the large G pattern, cut out G shapes for your children, using heavy green construction paper.
Have your children cover their G shapes with glue.
Then, have them sprinkle on some green glitter.
 
Extension: These can be glued on another piece of colored construction paper if you want.
 
GREEN GRASS
Give your children 3" x 12" strips of green construction paper/
Have them fringe one side of their strips.
Then, show them how to bend some pieces down to resemble grass.
Let them glue their green grass strips onto a piece of light blue construction paper.
You can have your children finish off their pictures anyway they want with markers or scrapes of construction paper.
 
GREEN GLUE
Make some green glue for your children to use as paint.
Mix green food coloring with white liquid glue.
Paint on shamrock shapes or any surface you want. (It works great on small wood cutouts.)
It takes a while to dry but things will end up with a great shinny surface.
 
GOLD PAINT
Set out some gold tempera paint at your easel while you are studying the letter G.
You may also want to give your children some fish shapes.
Have them paint their "gold fish" with the gold paint.
 
GINGERBREAD MEN
For all kinds of Gingerbread activities, go to the Pattern Station and click on Gingerbread Activities.
  GAMES
GOLF
Make a mini putting green on a grassy area outside.
Dig a hole and set in a coffee can.
Give your children a golf ball (or small rubber ball) and a child's golf club.
Let your children take turns trying to get the ball in the cup.
 
Variation: If you can't dig a hole, you can just lay your can on it's side on the grass and have your children try to hit the ball into the can.
 
GAS STATION
Take a small garden hose and set in on a chair outside.
Place the chair backwards next to an area where your children ride trikes.
Pull about 3-4 inches of the hose through or around the back of the chair.
Have your children take turns being the gas station attendant dispensing pretend gas to trike riders.
 
GARBAGE TOSS
This activity can be done indoors or out.
Set out a wastebasket or small garbage can.
Let your children wad up small pieces of newspaper or plain newsprint.
Place the paper "garbage" on the ground and the garbage container 3' away.
Let your children take turns tossing 3-4 pieces of garbage into the container.
Continue letting your children have turns while interest lasts.
  HOUSEKEEPING
HOUSEKEEPING AREA
Add some "G" items to your housekeeping area, such as;
Gloves
Guitar
Glasses
Garbage Can
Garden Gloves
Grater
Gate
  MOVEMENT
MOVEMENT IDEAS
Ghosts Gorillas
Giants Guitar Players
Gardeners Gingerbread Men
Groundhogs    
LANGUAGE ACTIVITIES
THE SOUND OF "G"
Have your children pretend to be a big bear growling at people. "Grrr"
Pretend to be a grinder spinning around. "Grrr"
Gargle the G sound. "G, G, G, G"
 
"G" ANIMAL BOOKS
Visit a library and look for books about:
Goats
Gorillas
Giraffes
Groundhogs
Grasshoppers
WRITING
WRITING ACTIVITIES
Have your children write the letter "G" using a gray or green crayon.

Write words using a pointed glue bottle, then sprinkle on some glitter.

SCIENCE

SCIENCE TIME IDEAS
Study G animals, such as; gorillas, giraffes and goats.
Learn about guitars. Make your own simple guitars from small boxes.
Make gingerbread houses with your children, using graham crackers.
Study gold and where it comes from.

ADDITIONAL G FUN

GINGERBREAD ACTIVITES
Gingerbread activities can be found at the Theme Station
  SNACKS
"G" SNACKS
Grape Juice Green Beans
Grapes Green Salad
Granola Green Jell-O
Graham Crackers Grape Nuts
Grape Jell-O Gummy Bears
Grape Jelly Graham Cracker Bears