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Here are printable materials and some
suggestions to present letter G (hard g sound)
1. Animals > Mammals > Forest > Groundhog or
or woodchuck is a rodent from the family of squirrels. It
has a thick body and shaggy brown
fur. Groundhogs are common in Canada and the northeastern United
Day is a holiday celebrated in the United States and Canada on
February 2. Tradition has it, that if a groundhog emerges from
its burrow on this day and doesn't see its shadow because the weather is
cloudy, winter will soon end. If the groundhog sees its shadow
because the weather is bright and clear, it will be frightened and run
back into its hole, and the winter will be extended by six more weeks.
2. Alphabet Activity > Letter G is for Groundhog
Present and display your option of letter G printable activities
in the materials column.
Children Age 3 and under:
* Print a letter G coloring page D'Nealian or Standard
Block font and a groundhog 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 groundhog image. Write the word groundhog on the finished coloring page.
Ages 3+ to 6:
Alphabet - beginning letter G (hard G sound)
1. Present the Letter
G Activity Worksheet and Mini Book program.
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. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet
*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 eight word search game features the groundhog 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 groundhog behind
the page or print a groundhog coloring page image.
and writing paper Encourage children to draw and color a groundhog and
write letter G g. Share some images of real groundhogs to inspire the children.
Crafts > Groundhog
Visit this easy groundhog printable craft.