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Alphabet Activity > Letter G is for Groundhog
or woodchuck is a rodent belonging to the family of squirrels. It
has a thick body and shaggy brown
fur. Groundhogs are common in Canada and the northeastern United
Day is a holiday celebrated in the United States and Canada on
February 2. Tradition has it, that if a groundhog emerges from
its burrow on this day and doesn't see its shadow because the weather is
cloudy, winter will soon end. If the groundhog sees its shadow
because the weather is bright and clear, it will be frightened and run
back into its hole, and the winter will be extended by six more weeks.
Present and display your option printable activities
in the materials column.
Children age 3 and under:
* Print a letter G coloring page D'Nealian or Standard
Block font and a groundhog coloring image
behind it 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
* Children can trace and color the letter G's. After completing
coloring the letter,
encourage children to color the groundhog image. Write the word groundhog on the finished coloring page.
Present the Letter
G Activity Worksheet and Mini Book [hard g]. These materials can be used reinforce learninng the letter, sound and to identify related words. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet
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 your worksheet. Encourage the children to trace the dotted letter,
and explain 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
Discuss other letter G words found in the worksheet. You can also posters and
coloring pages or make a letter G classroom book. For
related images visit: letter G printable activities.
Letter G Word
Search & Handwriting Practice > The eight word search game features the groundhog and letter G
words with pictures and handwriting practice.
Advanced independent handwriting practice:
1. Print your choice of printable
lined-paper and encourage children to draw a groundhog behind
the page or print a groundhog coloring page image.
and writing paper Encourage children to draw and color a groundhog and
write letter G g. Share some images of real groundhogs to inspire the children.
Crafts > Groundhog
printable craft and online story.
Letter G coloring
Letter G Worksheet & Mini Book
(hard G sound)
D'Nealian & Standard font
Search & Handwriting
Drawing & writing paper