Letter G Gorilla Theme
Instructions and Suggestions
Alphabet > Letter
G > G is for Gorilla
Mammals > Apes > > Endangered > Rainforest
Holidays and Events >
*June > Zoo and Aquarium Month
*December 27th > Visit the Zoo Day
Here are printable materials and some
suggestions to present letter G (soft g sound)
1. Animals > Mammals > Apes > Endangered > Rainforest > Gorilla
The gorilla is a very large ape that lives in African forests. Gorillas are the largest of the primates. All gorillas living in the wild are endangered and in danger of extinction.
Review the gorilla theme lesson plan and crafts to present additional information, images, printable crafts and other activities about gorillas.
2. Alphabet Activity > Letter G is for Gorilla
Present the letter G gorilla six-piece online jigsaw puzzle to practice problem solving and view letter G in upper and lower case. Adjust number or pieces using the Change Cut button on the left.
Present and display your option of letter G printable activities in the materials column.
Children Age 3 and under:
* Print Print letter G coloring page
D'Nealian or Standard Block font and a gorilla coloring image #1 or #2 behind it or on a separate page if using paints to decorate later. 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 page.
* Children can trace and color the letter G's. After completing coloring the letter, encourage children to color the gorilla image. Write the word gorilla on the finished coloring page.
Children Ages 3+ to 6:
Alphabet - beginning letter G (hard G sound)
1. Present the Letter G Activity Worksheet and Mini Book program. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book.
Letter G words: This 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.
*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.
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.
Letter G Word Search & Handwriting Practice
The four and eight word search game features the gorilla and letter G words with pictures and handwriting practice.
Advanced independent handwriting practice:
1. Print your choice of printable lined-paper and encourage children to draw a gorilla behind the page or print a gorilla coloring page #1 or #2.
1. Drawing and writing paper Encourage children to draw and color a gorilla and write letter G g. Share some images of real gorillas to inspire the children.