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Here are printable materials and some
suggestions to present letter G (soft g sound).
1. Animals > Mammals > Rodents > Desert > Pets
The gerbil is a very small rodent that looks like a mouse with a furry
tail. Gerbils live in burrows in the deserts of Africa and
Asia. They are often kept as pets.
on Pet Gerbils at Humanesociety.org
Pet Gerbil at CBBC an interactive guide and fact sheet
2. Alphabet Activity > Letter G is for Gerbil
Present and display your option of letter G Printable Activities
in materials column.
Children Age 3 and under:
letter G coloring page
Block font and a gerbil
coloring image behind it or on a separate page if using paints to
Discuss other letter G words found on the worksheet.
* Finger Tracing:
Trace letter G's in upper and lower case with your finger as you also sound out the
letter. Invite the children to do the same on their coloring
* Children can trace and color the letter G's. After completing
coloring the letter,
encourage children to color the goat image. Write the word goat on the finished coloring page.
Ages 3+ to 6:
Alphabet - beginning letter G (soft G sound)
1. Present the Letter
G Activity Worksheet and Mini Book program. Read
suggested instructions for using the worksheet
The worksheet and matching mini-book can be used as part of Letter G program of activities
to reinforce letter practice and to identify related G words.
Discuss other letter G words (soft g sound) and images (refer to activity
worksheet above): First 'brainstorm' and
ask the children about other words that have that beginning sound and
write them on a board (dry erase board) as the children come up with
examples. You can print letter G in a different bright color to
make it stand out. If you have illustrated alphabet books you
can also use images in them. You can also display letter G posters and
coloring pages or make a letter G classroom book. For
related images visit:
Letter G Printable Materials
*Finger and Pencil Tracing:
*Trace letter G's in upper and lower case with your finger as you also sound out the
letter. Invite the children to do the same on your worksheet. Encourage the children to trace the dotted letter
with your choice of sharpened crayon, fine tip marker, coloring or regular pencil
and explain the direction of the arrows and numbers (on the
upper right corner) that help them trace the
letter correctly. During the demonstration, you may want
to count out loud as you trace so children become aware of how the
number order aids them in the writing process.
*Find the letter G's: Have the children find all the
letter G's in upper and lower case on the page and encourage them to circle
them first. Visit each child to make sure they
have identified the letter G's and then discuss the locations with the poster.
Advanced independent handwriting practice - advanced Kindergarten
1. Print your choice of printable
lined-paper and encourage children to draw a gerbil behind
the page or print a gerbil
and writng paper Encourage children to draw and color a
gerbil and write letter G g. Share some images of real gerbils to inspire the children.
3. Crafts > Gerbil
Select and adapt a craft in the