Goose Craft | Letter G | Spring | Easter | Farm Theme Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities

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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 below:

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 assemble.
Option 2:  Print black and white template.  Children can color, paint or decorate first,  cut out and proceed as above.
Option 3:  For large groups and/or to recycle left over materials.
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.

greeting card assembly instructions

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 or ornament.
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 assembly:
Choose those activities you feel are appropriate on the ages of children.

Shapes & Colors Activity:

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.

Numbers/Pre-Math Activities:
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 the craft.

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.

Activity 2 > Alphabet > Letter G with these activities and printables.

Goose 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 Egg  

Goose or Gosling Craft
Ages 2.5 + to 6 
goose or gosling printable craft

Black & White

letter g goose printable activities
Letter G Goose printable activities

*Glue or glue stick
*any paper or card stock
materials to color with