NOV
19
2010

Letter G for Gumball!

Welcome to the Letter G. We’ll be having fun with Gumballs this week! I found some fun Giraffe stuff too links are at the bottom of the post, but I’m really trying to make sure for Prek that I stick with Primary letter sounds so G says ‘gu’. I don’t want to explain just yet how sometimes the G can say ‘J’. Hope you enjoy it!

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Letter G Memory Verse:
“Go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone.” Mark 16:15

Click here to download the verse puzzle. (Note: I use this with my 2nd grader, not prek)

For our verses and accompanying games/stories we use the following books:
ABC Memory Verses & My ABC Bible Verses

Letter G tracing page:

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Read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and put up the letter G on our Alphabet Tree! You can download my small alphabet letters here.


Song time:
Hide ‘Em in Your Heart Vol 1
Hide ‘Em In Your Heart Songs – Vol 2

Roll A Gumball! This is a new game for me! I found the idea on Play 2 Learn Printables, and had to make one for my alphabet collection! The game is simple, cut out the pieces (they’re on pg2 not shown here). Roll the die and place the piece of the puzzle indicated by the number rolled. Its a fun way to practice number recognition skills! I like these fun Giant Soft Dice

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Large Gumball Counting Game:

Gumball Coloring Page: We color this, paint it, or use markers. I found some that fit my 3 year old well, they’re called Pip-Squeaks Washable Markers. They’re shorter and easier for her to use. These pictured are chubby markers, they also make a skinny version. I got mine at Wal-mart.
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Color By Number! An alternative to regular coloring, suggested by a faithful reader, I present the color by number download!

Gg Tracing Card: This is new, I made it for kiddos who aren’t quite ready for my pre-writing or writing practice books. Its large and easier to trace. You can use with pencil, markers, or laminate and use Expo Dry Erase Markers
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Gumball Size Sort: Put these in order small to big or big to small then discuss which is largest, smallest and medium.
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Letter Poking Page: I found this fun idea on Activity Mom. Instead of tracing, we are going to use a toothpick, or we have these cute Oversized Push Pins, to poke holes through the paper in the shape of the letter. Print on regular paper for easier poking, and do this one on carpet :) Another idea would be to hole punch along the lines of the letter as well. Both work on motor skills!

G Scavenger Hunt: Fill the box with things that start with G! Some ideas: gum, goat, goldfish crackers, glitter, grapes.
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Gumball Puzzle: Cut along the guides for a fun 6 piece beginner’s puzzle!
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Gumball Pattern Activity: Just use the pieces to practice pre-math pattern skills.
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G Pre-Writing Skills: I laminate this and use with Expo Dry Erase Markers for pre-writing practice skills.
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Gumball Magnet Page: I use it with a cookie sheet and these pom-pom magnets I made from pom-poms and self-sticky magnets from the craft isle in Wal-mart. I also use these magnets from Amazon: Power Magnets, 0.78 inch Diameter, Assorted Colors
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Gumball Letter Matching: This is a fun letter matching activity, that practices both upper and lowercase letters recognition! If you’re looking for more challenge, use the uppercase card with the lowercase letter disks or visa versa! (The download includes upper and lowercase letter disks and activity cards) Click here to see the process of making the letters.
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(Please note, the original idea for this game came from Tot School and Carisa’s blog.)

Gumball Lacing Card: I make sure to laminate this one for durability, then punch with a hole punch every inch or so for lacing practice. Teach them patterns to do with this as well, like up from the bottom each time, or in-out-in-out sewing. Whatever pattern you can think of.
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Capital/Lowercase Gg sorting: Simple, just sort the uppercase and lowercase letters.
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Gumball Graphing: I laminate this and then have them either color in the dots with Expo Dry Erase Markers, or put bingo markers on it.

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Gumball Floor Numbers: I made these large floor numbers so that we can play a hopscotch type game. I call out a number and she jumps to it! You could also have them put the cards in numerical order.
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Gg Do-A-Dot Worksheet: We use Do-a-Dot Art Markers with this!
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Gumball Cutting Practice: Simple print and let your child try cutting along the lines!
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Gumball Counting Cards: I use these with either mini-clothes pins, colored paper clips, or put a hole in them and have her attach chain links to them. Whatever you use, just have them put on the correct amount for the number on the card. These are also good for putting in numerical order.
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Gumball Color Puzzles: I cut these little guys out then cut them in half in as many interesting ways as I could think of to make tiny color matching puzzles.
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11 x 11 Pin Geoboard: We use these to make letters, numbers, shapes etc!
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Foam Letter Builders: I cut the shapes from foam and let her use them to make the letters. You could also use my Magnetic Letter Builders as well!

Finger Tracing Paint Bag: This is simple and fun, I filled a bag with tempura paint, you could also use cheap shaving cream. Then I’ll tape it to her desk for her to practice writing her letter on using her finger. You could also skip the bag and put shaving cream on your counter if you’re feeling brave ;o) After we do the letters we do numbers, shapes, and whatever else we can think of!
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Letter Collage Worksheets: The download includes letters A-Z as well as a collage idea sheet. We use the collage items as objects to decorate our letters for an alphabet book. We also color, paint, and stamp them. Since we use both upper and lowercase, I have provided both for you! Click here to download the Letter Collages:

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Color Cubes: I found a new use for our Large Alphabet Lacing Cards! First we traced the letters with her finger, then we used our 1″ building blocks to make the letter. She also picked 2 colors of blocks and did a pattern as she made her letters! We also use them for lacing practice, but this was a new variation since I’ve been making the shaped lacing cards too! Click here for more fun with Creative Color Cube Activity Cards.
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Letter Bead Lacing: I’ll put an index card in this box with the word ‘gumball’ so she knows the order of the letters. I got my lacing beads from Lakeshore Learning but these look more fun to me: Bead Bazaar Lacing Kits – Alphabet Lacing Kit
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Letter Hunt: I created some Letter Hunt worksheets that you can download.
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Kumon ABCs Uppercase Write & Wipe Flash Cards, they also have lowercase cards and Numbers.

NOTE: See my Money Saving Tips for help with printing, laminating and FAQs.

 

Family Fun Night: Have some yogurt with crunchy Granola topping or if you’re brave add in some Gummie worms! And watch one of these:
Amazon.com Widgets

 

 

Reading:

Amazon.com Widgets

More Letter G crafts and fun:

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Comments

  1. Hi from Spain :)I'm a homeschool mom who follow your blog :) and I would like to ask you where I can get this typography to make the tracers.Hugs and sorry for my terrible englishmeni :*

  2. Meninheira: I purchased the dashed fonts from: http://www.fonts4teachers.com/Default.asp

  3. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 5 post on Nov. 19, 2010. Thanks again.

  4. tHANks you for the information, I got my font ;)Hugsssssmeni :*

  5. I linked to your blog. I've decided to start blogging my homeschool journey! http://azsmithfamily.blogspot.com/2011/07/im-backand-blogging-about-preschool.html

  6. Hi there! I love your Chicka Chicka Boom Boom tree (in fact, I love everything on your site!). I printed the lower case alphabet quite awhile ago but I need to re-print because many of our letters are falling apart! (Need to print on cardstock this time)…anyway, all of your links seem to lead to the upper case alphabet. Do you have a link to the lower case letters? Thanks!

  7. Awesome materials!! :)

  8. Kim VanLochem says:

    The links for G do not seem to be working. I’ve loved going through these letters with my preschooler!

  9. Hello there! First, a big thanks for sharing these wonderful printables with other mamas who are anxiously engaged in educating their children – our kiddos love them! From some reason, 4shared is telling me that the links are no longer available – is this true or am I simply doing something wrong? I

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