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G is for Goose
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White and pink or any color the craft is made
Holidays, Events &
5th-National Bird day
* May 4th - Bird Day
* May 2nd Saturday -
International Migratory Birds Day
Number/Math: Activities > Counting, Sizing, Sorting
Shapes > oval
(egg shape), star & heart
Ages 2.5 + to 6
The goose (gander or gosling) is a fun animal to introduce various themes listed
in the theme column. Visit the goose
activities or bird
section for various related learning activities that tie in
with the activities below.
The children will have fun making an easy and fun craft of a duck assembled with basic shapes
(except bill) and during the process many skills can be addressed.
The main body is an egg shape
(a sort of oval). This emphasizes that birds hatch from eggs and
invites discussion about birds, the spring season and/or Easter festivities.
Many other printable support materials and links to related
activities are provided. Let's get started.
Activity #1: Easy Shapes Goose (Gander or Gosling) Craft Ages 2.5+ Greeting
Card Option below
Tell the children they are going to have fun with activities
related to the goose and learn about birds.
Review your options for printing the craft that best meet your needs.
Before assembly conduct some of the learning activities suggested
Printing and assembly options for the craft:
Note: View greeting card option below.
Option 1: Print craft color template, cut out,
conduct learning activities below and
Option 2: Print black and white template. Children can color, paint or decorate first, cut out and proceed
Option 3: For large groups and/or to recycle left over
Print black & white template on card stock and use as a master
template. Trace the patterns directly on construction paper,
left-over paper such as wrapping paper or wallpaper, fun foam, to obtain pieces needed in coordinating colors. View
greeting card option below.
Other decorations and ideas for the craft option:
1. Greeting Card Option - Follow this diagram to create a greeting
card with the egg template first. Proceed to assemble the rest
of the pieces with the folded egg card.
1. Use wiggly eyes over the printed eyes.
2. Tape a ribbon, string or a piece of magnet to back of head to use as decoration
3. Glue a few craft feathers to the wings to emphasize that only
birds have feathers.
4. Puppet: Glue or tape a craft stick for an instant puppet.
Learning Activities to conduct before craft
Choose those activities you feel are appropriate on the ages of children.
Shapes & Colors Activity:
1. Ask children to identify the shapes and colors on the
template if using the color template. Ask the children to
identify the colors they've used to color/decorate the template.
To conduct these activities pieces should be decorated and cut out.
1. Sorting & Sizing: Have the children sort the
shapes in groups and if applicable by size (smallest to largest)
2. Counting: Count how many of each shape there are. You may want to write numbers on the blank side to acquaint
the children with printed numbers. How many pieces are in total to assemble
Proceed with craft assembly. Show the small image
provided in the template to help the children see how the finished
craft looks and to aid them in positioning the pieces. After
completing the craft the children can hold their finished craft while
conducting other learning activities.
Alphabet Letter G Goose Activities
1. Introduce or review letter G with these activities
lesson plan activities:
1. Learn about the goose and other waterfowl birds.
2. Online jigsaw puzzles
3. Numbers dot-to-dot 1-10 goose
4. Online story time fable: The Goose and the Golden
Duck or Duckling Craft
Available in color (featured) and
coloring page format
Black & White
*Glue or glue stick
*any paper or card stock
materials to color with