Letter G activities to enjoy with your preschooler!
Congrats! You made it to letter G! If you are following the letter of the week formula alphabetically, it means you have been doing this homeschool preschool thing for about 8 weeks now. Amazing! Seriously, give yourself a round of applause.
Homeschooling preschool doesn’t have to be difficult, but one of the hardest parts is sticking with it and not giving up. Feeling like you aren’t doing enough or your kids aren’t learning enough unfortunately part of homeschooling. But I promise you are. Just being there day-in and day-out with your kids and spending quality time with them is exactly what preschool aged kids need. A little bit of guidance and then a little bit of independence.
Which is exactly what our homeschool preschool was! It was filled with lots of books and lots of play. Our “curriculum” (if you want to call it that) was super simple and followed the “Letter of the Week” format. At ages 3 and 5, we spent about 30 minutes to an hour each day doing a few sit-down activities and crafts. However, most of the time they were playing together, which meant more solo time for me!
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But back to homeschooling 🙂 If you are looking for some simple and rich ways to spend time with your preschooler, I have 3 books and activities you can do together. You get some “schooling” done but it only takes you three days a week!
Letter G Activities
Day One – Worksheets and The Gruffalo
There’s no such thing as a gruffalo…is there? Find out in this adorable story of a mouse, a fox, and the gruffalo.
For the letter G, my girls worked on gymnastics printables. These super cute worksheets come from homeschool blogger 1+1+1=1. They include tracing sheets, mazes, dot markers, and more! I love all of Carisa’s printable packs and highly recommend you check out her site.
Day Two – Alphabet Books and G is for Goat
This ABC book from renowned children’s author Patricia Polacco is a simple rhyming alphabet books that is sure to capture the attention of the animal lover in your house.
Alphabet books pair well with the day we create our own alphabet books!! For each letter we added to our ABC book, phonics book, and transportation book. G was for green so the kids used their artistic tool of choice to color in the G. Here Lilly used her dot markers.
For our phonics book the girls would have pictures from a magazine and they would find pictures that started with the respective letter and they would cut them out. Easy peasy.
For our transportation book we would work on a craft for each letter. G was for garbage truck. I didn’t take any pictures of the finished project but I linked the Pinterest image below of what it will look like. The crafts from Learn, Create, Love are another favorite in our house and the girls could do them for hours!
Day Three – Oobleck and Green Eggs and Ham
Now OF COURSE you could read Bartholomew and the Oobleck, but because I referred to it as green goo, we chose to read the GREEN Dr. Suess book which is, of course, Green Eggs and Ham. If I had to choose a favorite, I would say this is one of my FAVORITE pictures books about Sam and his compulsive need to get you try green eggs and ham 😉
- Click here to order Green Eggs and Ham from Amazon.
- Click here to order Bartholomew and the Oobleck from Amazon
I know I sound like a broken record, but my kids LOVE this activity. Years later they still ask to make oobleck and play in the green goo.
Letter G Books
Some additional letter G books you can read with your kiddos!
Fall in love with this heart-warming classic about a curious monkey all over again by reading Curious George!
The Grouch Ladybug by Eric Carle will introduce your kids to new animals and learn that maybe being grouchy isn’t always the best option.
Gingerbread Friends is the follow-up to Gingerbread Baby, and this time Gingerbread Baby is looking for friends. This book with rich illustrations doesn’t disappoint!
- Click here to order Curious George from Amazon
- Click here to order The Grouchy Ladybug from Amazon
- Click here to order Gingerbread Friends from Amazon
There you have it, our letter G unit. I hope you found something you can implement in your homeschool!!
Thanks for reading!