If you’re doing letter of the week with your toddler, you’ll love our letter G activities for 2-year-olds!
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My little girl loves doing letter of the week activities with me. Check out our fun for the letter G!
Letter G Activities for 2-year-olds
We started with this cut-and-paste letter sound freebie from Learning the Alphabet.
I printed our colorful letter G cards (you can download them at the end of this post) and placed them on the table. Then I gave my Two poker chips and asked her to cover them one by one. This was a great way to help her recognize the letter G and practice her colors.
- “Can you cover a yellow G?”
- “Where is a blue G?”
- “I see a G with polka dots. Can you cover it?”
My Two loves to count by rote, but she doesn’t always understand the stable order principle or the cardinal principle.
Here’s a fancy vocabulary lesson for you:
- stable order principle – when you count, you have to say the numbers in the same order every time. It’s “one, two, three, four…” not “one, five, two, six…”
- cardinal principle – the last number you say represents the total number of objects
I like to spend a little time with our simple counting mats to help her grasp these concepts.
I printed just mats 1-6. Then I helped her name the number on the gumball machine. She placed the correct number of gumballs in the machine while I counted aloud.
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She does really well with these simple letter find pages. (Get them here.)
She really enjoyed this simple graphing activity. I created a simple graph and then gave her some color tiles. I showed her how to make a graph, and she had fun doing this all by herself.
This is a great vocabulary builder! I printed the letter G picture cards (get them at the end of this post) and gave her poker chips. Then I named the pictures one by one, and she covered them.
After we were done, we took off all the chips and started over. This time she named the pictures herself before she covered them. This was not something she could have done when we started our letter of the week activities. But now that she’s getting closer to age three, her vocabulary has really grown.
I printed a free gumball machine from Pre-K Pages. Then I grabbed some dot stickers and a die. She rolled the die, I helped her count the dots, and she added the corresponding number of “gumballs” to the machine. After she added the stickers, we counted them together one more time.
This was definitely not something she could have done on her own, but she really enjoyed doing it with me. Little by little we’ll get those counting skills down.
This is one of my favorite activities to review the alphabet because it’s so simple to prepare and do. I just wrote letters we’ve learned on a piece of paper, with a lot of letter G’s. I named them one by one, and she dotted them with her marker.
Here’s another Learning the Alphabet freebie. Love that it promotes letter recognition and fine motor skills at the same time! (And Do-a-Dot markers are so much fun.)
I printed large block letters and taped them to the floor with masking tape. Then we did some fun gross motor activities.
- “Can you crawl to the letter C?”
- “Sit on the letter D.”
- “Can you hop to the letter E?”
- “Run to the F!”
I keep forgetting to buy cream of tartar at the grocery store, which makes it hard to make homemade play dough. Ugh. But I found this gingerbread play dough recipe at Simple Play Ideas. It was so easy to make- and no cream of tartar required!
My Two and Four were busy making gingerbread men for quite some time.
I printed a simple grid and pulled out some alphabet stamps. My Two stamped the matching letters in the correct spaces. She wasn’t too excited about this activity and stopped shortly after I took the photo. I think I need some new ink pads.
This was her “G is for giraffe” craft – she was a little overzealous with the giraffe’s spots. 😉
And that’s letter G! We hope you found something fun to try.
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