I’m Anna from the Measured Mom, back at Crystal and Company to share a preschool letter of the week craft for Letter G. This week’s craft is a simple one that you can do with just construction paper and glue stick. Googly eyes are optional. At the end of the post I’ll share educational resources for you by listing some rhymes and books that you can use to teach your little one about the letter G.
You will need:
- a letter G cut from construction paper (see pattern: G is for Goat pattern – crystal and company)
- nose, beard, horns, ear, hooves – easy to make yourself, but if you’d like a pattern, use the one above (with the exception of the ear — just make a long wide tear drop)
- a pair of googly eyes
- glue stick
- a piece of colored construction paper
- black marker (not pictured)
Letter of the Week Craft Step by Step Tutorial:
1. Flip the G over and apply glue to the back.
2. Glue the G to the center of the paper so that there is space above and below it.
3. Glue on the nose. Be sure to leave space below it for the mouth.
4. With the black marker, draw a long line from the nose and add a smile.
5. Add the beard. You can see that my two-year-old’s drawing of a mouth is much different than my four-year-old’s.
6. Attach the goat’s horns.
7. Now add the ear.
8. Finally, give the goat some hooves.
And here they are!
ACTION RHYME FOR LETTER G:
Here are Grandma’s glasses. (make circles with thumb and index finger and hold up to face like eyeglasses)
Here is Grandma’s hat. (make a triangle on head with hands)
This is the way she folds her hands (fold hands)
And lays them in her lap. (set hands in lap)
SONG FOR LETTER G:
“Galumph!” went the little green frog one day.
“Galumph!” went the little green frog.
“Galumph!” went the little green frog one day,
And his eyes went “blink, blink, blink!”
BOOKS TO READ FOR LETTER G:
Grumpy Goat, by Brett Helquist
I just love when I find a book that fits in perfectly with the craft! This is a new book (published 2013) about a friendly little farm with a new resident: a grumpy goat. Goat has never had friends and chases away any animals who try to get close to him. But one day he discovers a dandelion alone in the grass. He trims the grass, waters the flower, and begins to enjoy the company of the other animals. But one day the dandelion turns gray, and a breeze blows it away. Goat is devastated. Until… can you guess the ending?
George and Martha books, by James Marshall
If you’ve never read the George and Martha hippo books, please reserve them from your library before you leave the computer! This series of books is the kind I’d read even if my kids weren’t around. The stories are funny, the chapters short and the pictures hilarious. Highly recommended!
Goldilocks and the Three Bears, by James Marshall
We love James Marshall’s versions of the classic fairy tales. Here’s a line: “To tell the truth, Goldilocks was one of those naughty little girls who do whatever they please.” Marshall’s one-of-a-kind illustrations and lines like this one make the fairy tale seem new. My kids ask for it again and again.
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Anna taught eight years and received her MEd in Curriculum & Instruction with a focus on literacy. In 2007 she began her career as a stay-at-home mom. She has four children – a girl (6) and three boys (4,2,1). She enjoys teaching them at home and after her daughter’s morning at kindergarten. Anna blogs at www.themeasuredmom.com.