Monday, February 11, 2013

Great Letter G (Alphabet Wall)


This is the week of G! I was thinking about what direction we would go with the letter G when I realized it was Groundhog’s Day this week – perfect! Later that day we were on a walk and my oldest shouted it should be garbage pick-up because it is “G” week for the little boys (he loves thinking of letter ideas for them)! So it also became Garbage Week. We also had fun with glitter, golf and gum tasting!

For the rest of the Alphabet,
go HERE!


Enjoy this
Great G
for (Seedlings ~ preschool age)...

What we did for the Great Letter G?...

Alphabet Wall:
*Glitter on the G ~
The boys used glitter glue on their G. They just made a bunch of squiggles and then took a paint brush and smeared them around. You could also put glue down and sprinkle glitter (plan on wearing glitter all day this way)!

We have also done:
*Gum Taste Testing and Glued Wrappers ~ We had 4 types of gum in the cupboard so I took them out and put them on plates for each of us. We then tasted them and talked about the flavors of each one. We saved the wrappers and glued them on our G!


Books:
*Read Be Good Gorilla (Alpha Tales book) and The GH Book (Bob Book Pre-Reader)

*Read some Gum Books!  Pop: The Invention of Bubble Gum by Meghan McCarthy and The Gum Chewing Rattler by Joe Hayes

 *Read a couple Groundhog Books!  Who Will See Their Shadows This Year by David Biedryzycki and Groundhog Day! by Gail Gibbons. 

 Art/Crafts:
*Golf Ball Painting ~ Just like Marble Painting but with a golf ball. Just put a piece of paper in a box. Then squirt some paint, drop in a golf ball and get rolling!

*Glitter Window Hangings ~ I bought some of those plastic animals that you paint and hang in the window. Instead of using paint though the boys used glitter glue. The glitter is a nice touch and I will have to admit they look pretty cool. Note - I usually don't like these cheesy store bought crafts but the boys liked them! You could also just let your kiddos play with putting glue down on paper and sprinkling glitter for some fun glitter play! 

 *Groundhog Craft ~ Check out these cute groundhogs. Check out the instructions at All Kids Network!

Activities:
*Played Guess Who’s Shadow ~ I poked a hole in the back of a cardboard box, put a flashlight in it and put animals in the front. The boys had a great time guessing which animal the shadow belonged to. After I did the animals the boys wanted to do it so they took turns putting animals in front of the light for the other one to guess.  The book, Who Will See Their Shadows This Year goes great with this activity.

 *Gum Taste Test ~ See above (Alphabet Wall)

*Gumball Play ~ Check out Teach Preschool for this fun Gumball fine motor skill play! You can get a little gumball machine and gumballs at the Dollar Store.

*Garbage Collecting ~ We each grabbed a plastic bag and went on a walk to collect garbage. We should do this more often!

Letter Formation:
*G w/ Salt
 *G w/ Hands
 
Music and Movement:
*Miniature Golfing ~ So much fun! If you have little ones just don’t count on playing by any sort of rules! Just enjoy! I just bought tickets for glow in the dark golf - I can't wait!
Or, you can create this awesome Mini Golf Course out of Cardboard Boxes from Reading Confetti! Love this idea!
Snack:
*Grapes, Granola bar and Grits ~ Roly Poly loves grits so we had to throw those in with our G snack!

More ideas…
Grass
Garden
Goldfish
Gorillas


Please BRAINSTORM your ideas/suggestions in the COMMENTS below for the Great G!
Happy Teaching!
~Sara

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