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Letter G: Alphabet Activities for Kids

Updated on June 15, 2013

Fun Ways to Learn the Letter G!

Today we're learning the Letter G!

The activities and recipes are about letter recognition in a way that makes letter learning fun and interactive, to help kids remember what they learn.

We've got free worksheets about giraffes and gardenias, green grass and glitter, a recipe of Gnocchi with Garlic and Gruyere, and plenty of play dough and goo activities!

Plus, there are fun videos focused on the learning the letter G and links to free coloring pages that help teach the letter G.

Alphabet Food and Snacks

I love incorporating the letter we're studying into the food and snacks we eat. Things like cereal and pasta let the kids search for the letter, but I usually separate out the individual letter (in this case G) with the cookies, cheese crackers, and gummy letters ahead of time.

alphabet activites for kids
alphabet activites for kids

Alphabet Activities Binder

G binder alphabet activies for kids
G binder alphabet activies for kids

The beginning of G Day starts with pasting the G in the binder!

Letter Sorting: G is for Guitars

letter sorting g is for guitars alphabet activities for kids
letter sorting g is for guitars alphabet activities for kids

For our letter sorting activity, I cut out two guitars and sketched out a few details to make them more recognizable. My daughter glued the guitars on the paper and then the letters, uppercase on one, lowercase on the other.

I later realized I could have cut out the letters as music notes, which would have been cute.

G is for Giraffe

g is for giraffe alphabet activities for kids
g is for giraffe alphabet activities for kids

I cut out a large G for my daughter to glue to the paper, plus four legs and a head. I also provided a googly eye and a handful of "spots" for the giraffe that I created with a single hole punch.

G is for Green Grass

g is for green grass alphabet activities for kids
g is for green grass alphabet activities for kids

I actually thought this would fun to do with Easter basket grass, but that wasn't in stores anymore. I looked for crimped paper gift bag filler in green, too, but couldn't find that either. So, I cut a bunch of slivers of green paper instead. Worked just fine.

The worksheet is free. You can print it from the link below. Click "download" under "Media Options."

G is for Grits

G is for Grits
G is for Grits

G is for Green Glitter

g is for green glitter alphabet activities for kids
g is for green glitter alphabet activities for kids

Technically, you could use gold glitter for this project, too, but I already made the worksheet to say "green." Guess you could use both. Or make your own.

Anyway, my kids love glitter, so even though a simple activity, filling the Gs with glitter was a hit.

The worksheet is free. You can print it from the link below. Click "download" under "Media Options."

G is for Giraffes Gazing at Gardenias

g is for giraffes gazing at gardenias alphabet activities for kids
g is for giraffes gazing at gardenias alphabet activities for kids

Another simple activity, this worksheet was exciting to my daughter, who liked the colors and was very proud of her accomplishment in completing it by herself.

The worksheet is free. You can print it from the link below. Click "download" under "Media Options."

Letter G Words of Encouragement

Good

Great

Glorious

Grand

Glowing

Graceful

Golden

Genuine

Gorgeous

G is for Green Goldfish

G is for Green Goldfish
G is for Green Goldfish

G is for Green Glitter Goo

g is for green glitter goo alphabet activities for kids
g is for green glitter goo alphabet activities for kids

My kids have a lot of fun with this. It's a gallon plastic baggy filled with a bottle of cheap, clear hair gel mixed with a few drops of food coloring and some glitter. Then let your kids go to town drawing shapes and letters with their fingers in the goo.

Make sure you put it in a heavy-duty plastic baggy, and remember that it still might start to leak in the corners or at the seal after much use. Luckily, it's easy to create a new one!

G is for Glowslate

g is for glowslate alphabet activities for kids
g is for glowslate alphabet activities for kids

I found these Glowslates at the dollar store, and it reminded me of ones I had as a child. Both my kids love these so much more than I thought they would, so it's great for making letters and just for fun, too.

G is for Green ... Play Dough!

g is for green dough alphabet activities for kids
g is for green dough alphabet activities for kids

I picked up some green Play-Doh and drew a capital and lowercase G on a piece of paper. Then we made snakes out of the Play-Doh and she shaped them over the Gs I drew.

G is for Green Goo

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G is for Green GooMaking the GooMaking the GooPlaying with the Green Goo
G is for Green Goo
G is for Green Goo
Making the Goo
Making the Goo
Making the Goo
Making the Goo
Playing with the Green Goo
Playing with the Green Goo

Making the Green Goo

I prefer to call it goo, but it's also called gak or flubber.

You'll need:

8 oz. white glue (we used Elmer's)

1 teaspoon Borax (found in the laundry detergent aisle)

food coloring (optional)

water

Empty the glue into a large bowl. Add water to the empty glue bottle and shake to help get out the rest of the glue. Add this glue-y water to the glue in the bowl. Stir in some food coloring. Then mix the Borax with 1/2 cup warm water. Pour the Borax mix into the glue and stir.

This will produce a slimy concoction in the water. Pull the goo out of the water and knead it a bit. It's pretty much done at this point. I let my kids start playing with it right away (my daughter did all the mixing, too), and as they played with it, the rest of the extra water came out.

I put out an old tablecloth in the beginning, but after they played with it a little while, all the extra water was gone and it didn't leave any kind of mess or film behind. We stored it in a plastic container and played with it many times after. It was stiffer, and had to be stretched slowly or the pieces would just break off, but my kids liked both results.

Borax - Borax is great for a lot of things, including (surprisingly) crafts for kids!

G is for Gears

g is for gears alphabet activities for kids
g is for gears alphabet activities for kids

This is a great toy, entertaining for long periods of time. And it has Gears - a G word. A great activity that doesn't feel like learning.

The Gear Caterpillar - My kids play with this all the time.

G is for Green, Glowing, Growing Snake

g is for glowing growing snake alphabet activities for kids
g is for glowing growing snake alphabet activities for kids

There were a lot of Gs on the packaging for this snake for us to find. The snake, however, took about three days to grow to full size. I'd forgotten how long it takes to grow these toys. But it did give my daughter something exciting to do: let's look at the snake and see if he grew! Plus, it glowed in the dark, which my kids love.

Growing, Glow Snake - I found mine at the dollar store, but here's one in case you can't find one locally:

G is for Gardening with Grandma

g is for gardening with grandma alphabet activities for kids
g is for gardening with grandma alphabet activities for kids

This is just a photo of my daughter doing a little gardening. Didn't get Grandma in the shot 'cause she was in her pajamas, too.

My daughter loves to water and care for the garden with Grandma. We talked about how Garden starts with G, and she happily exclaimed that Grandma started with G, too!

G is for Grapes (Green Grapes, too!)

G is for Grapes (Green Grapes, too!)
G is for Grapes (Green Grapes, too!)

G is for Gnocchi with Garlic and Gruyere

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Making the gnocchiThe finished gnocchi
Making the gnocchi
Making the gnocchi
The finished gnocchi
The finished gnocchi
Gnocchi with Garlic and Gruyere
Gnocchi with Garlic and Gruyere

My daughter's favorite part was using the garlic press, but if you don't like garlic, you can omit it from the recipe. Trust me, it's strong.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. gnocchi
  • 6 oz. shredded Gruyere cheese
  • 2 to 4 cloves pressed or diced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup milk

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan, melt the butter. Add the flour and stir until smooth.
  2. Add the garlic and let cook on low for a few minutes. Don't let it burn because it will become bitter.
  3. Add the milk and let it come just to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. As soon as it starts to bubble, stir in the cheese (except for a handful) and turn to low.
  4. Cook the gnocchi according to directions in a separate pot. Once done, drain and stir into cheese sauce. Place in a serving bowl and top with reserved cheese.
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G is for Ginger Spice Cookies

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G is for Ginger Spice CookiesThe chopped crystallized ginger chips.G is for Ginger Spice CookiesG is for Ginger Spice Cookies and Gingerbread Men!
G is for Ginger Spice Cookies
G is for Ginger Spice Cookies
The chopped crystallized ginger chips.
The chopped crystallized ginger chips.
G is for Ginger Spice Cookies
G is for Ginger Spice Cookies
G is for Ginger Spice Cookies and Gingerbread Men!
G is for Ginger Spice Cookies and Gingerbread Men!
Ginger Spice Cookies
Ginger Spice Cookies

Ginger Spice Cookies Recipe

This is based off of one of my mom's favorite recipes. She likes hers extra crispy, but they're also great a little soft. I took some crystallized ginger chips and chopped them up a little smaller, but if you like big chunks, you could leave them whole.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons chopped crystallized ginger
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 t easpoon ground cardamom
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) softened butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, combine flour and spices.
  2. In a larger bowl beat butter and sugar until creamy, then add the eggs and vanilla and beat until fluffy. Stir in the flour mix.
  3. Separate dough into two discs and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for an hour.
  4. Take out one disc at a time and roll out on a floured surface to a 1/4 inch thick. Use a cookie cutter to cut out cookies.
  5. Bake on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper at 350 degrees F for 10 to 12 minutes.

More Letter G Foods

Gouda

Goulash

Granola

Grapefruit

Guacamole

Guava

Gumbo

Gyros

Gummies

Gum

Grouper

Green Beans

Grilled Chicken/Steaks

Letter G Collage

letter g collage alphabet activities for kids
letter g collage alphabet activities for kids

Our letter G collage included garden, glasses (to wear and to drink from), grapes, garlic, giraffes, gummy bears, and a guitar.

Letter G Free Printables

letter g free printables alphabet activities for kids
letter g free printables alphabet activities for kids

Videos for the Letter G - Includes lots of Sesame Street, songs from They Might Be Giants and Storybots, plus an episode of Olive and the Rhyme Rescue Crew.

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      surfingtheweb 3 years ago

      Awesome lens! You put a lot into it!

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      roamingrosie 3 years ago

      @surfingtheweb: thanks

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