Looking for letter G activities for preschool? You’ll love this variety!
We had a lot of fun with letter G this week!
Letter G Activities
My Three filled in the gumball machine with our round office stickers. He didn’t want to do the dots on the letter G, so we stopped here. Lots of fine motor practice to peel off those stickers and get them in the right spot!
He still holds markers and pencils with a fist, so handwriting practice is probably a long way off. Instead, I drew a G with a pencil and gave him grapes. Carefully he put the grapes all along the line to form the G. These types of activities are great for strengthening fine motor skills. (Starting handwriting practice before kids are ready is not a good idea!)
This set of ABC books with pictures is one of my most popular free printables. He likes naming the pictures with me as we turn the page. These books are a great vocabulary builder!
This craft was a big hit! Even though he kept asking me to help him color the garbage truck, he did it nearly all on his own. Then we stuck garbage all around it. /g/, /g/, garbage! To learn more about it (and get your free printable garbage truck), check out our letter G crafts page.
For a math activity, we did these gumball counting mats. Since we graphed coins for letter C and bears for letter B, we didn’t do any additional graphing activities. But that’s a great tie-in for letter G! You can find our graphing ideas here.
This past Christmas he received toy gears as a present, so we used our washable paint to make some gear prints.
I pulled out my free alphabet picture cards and took out the pictures for letter C and G. We named each picture together, and I emphasized the beginning sound of each one. “Cat. /c/, /c, cat.” I was thrilled when he could sort them by beginning sound! The last time (about 2 months ago) that I tried this sort of activity, he was completely clueless.
We’ve been doing Letter of the Week about 6 weeks now. It’s working! 🙂
By the way, after we started I realized that I chose a poor combination of letters to work on. That’s because the /c/ and /g/ sounds that we worked on are both made in the back of the throat. It would have been better to contrast the /g/ sound with /b/ or /d/, for example, because you make the sound in a different part of your mouth.
He still got it, though!
There are so many fun books for letter G. The above widget shows my Three’s favorites, with The Gingerbread Man, by Jim Aylesworth, being his very favorite. I read that one a lot! To see all our book picks for letter G, be sure to check out our letter G book list.
Have you seen my list of sensory ideas for every letter of the alphabet? For letter G we did a garden in a box: dirt, garden markers, “seeds,” etc.
But since that’s best as an outdoor activity – and this was a muddy, chilly week – we made an indoor box. I dumped some lentils, dry white beans, and potting containers into a box – and called it a garden bin. He had so much fun scooping and pouring!
For a whole alphabet activity, I printed these alphabet exercise cards, which were so much fun! Since I got active with my son (and his 4-year-old brother), it was extra fun for my Three. Just a note: the pack you download is missing letters Y and Z. No matter – we had a great time with letters A-X!
For a name activity, I wrote his letter on a piece of construction paper and he covered it with reinforcement labels. I was surprised at how diligent he was at this! He only asked for help with one letter. This snowball name activity is from Fun-a-Day.
All your links in one spot!
- Little Letter G Book (songs and rhymes)
- Letter G Dot Sticker Page
- My Letter G Book (with photos)
- Letter G Crafts
- Letter G Book List
- Gumball Counting Mats
Is your child ready for more of a challenge?
My little guy just turned 3. If you have an older child or one who’s simply ready for the next step, try some of these!
- Try graphing activities.
- Do some letter G handwriting pages.
- Try Beginning Sound Cover with poker chips.
- Clip the pictures on our beginning sound clip cards.
- Practice beginning sounds with our match mats.
- Do a beginning sound coloring page.