Letter G Gingerbread Theme
Here are printable materials and some suggestions to present letter G (soft G sound).
Fairy Tales > The Gingerbread Man
Review The Gingerbread Man lesson plan to read and present the fairy tale with related activities.
Alphabet Activity > Letter G is for Gingerbread (soft G sound)
Review and distribute your option of G alphabet printable materials listed in the materials column.
Children Age 3 and under:
* Print letter G coloring page D'Nealian or Standard Block font. Select and print a gingerbread man coloring page or pattern (listed at the end of this page), and print it behind the letter G page 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 gingerbread man image. Write the word gingerbread on the finished coloring page.
Children Ages 3+ to 6:
Alphabet - beginning letter G sound
Present the Letter G Activity Worksheet and Mini Book program. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book.
Letter G words: The 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 their worksheet. Encourage the children to trace the dotted letter with your choice of sharpened crayon, fine tip marker, coloring or regular pencil and demonstrate the direction of the arrows and numbers 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 or trace/shade them first. Visit each child to make sure they have identified the letter G's and then discuss the locations with the worksheet.
Discuss other letter G words and images: First 'brainstorm' and ask the children about other words that have that beginning sound and write them on a board (dry erase board). You can print letter G in a different bright color to make it stand out. Display other G posters and coloring pages or make a letter G classroom book using coloring images or color posters. Visit Letter G Alphabet Printable Materials to make your choice.
Advance Handwriting Practice:
For advanced independent handwriting practice, print your choice of printable lined-paper or drawing and writing paper. Draw and color a gingerbread man (or woman) and write letter Gg or have children trace a small gingerbread boy template on the drawing area first.
Optional: print a gingerbread man template image on the blank side of the lined-paper that children can color, decorate and personalize with variety of materials (buttons, pom poms, bits of lace, stickers, wiggly eyes, etc.)
Gingerbread cookies and The Gingerbread Man theme coloring pages:
* The Gingerbread Man in the baking pan
* The Gingerbread Man - Running
* Gingerbread man and woman cookies
* Gingerbread boy cookies
* Baking gingerbread cookies
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