Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Tuesday Teachings - The Letter G

Another Tuesday, another letter. This week we bring you the letter G!


Some words that start with the letter G:
Gold, Green, Grass, Ghost, Glow, Glass, Gap, Gas, Glitter, Gum, Guppy, Guitar

We decided to focus on Grass and Green.

For our first picture, we painted grass. I thought about going outside and pulling some grass/weeds to glue down but then I thought of a better way. We took a fork and laid the tines in green paint and then put the tines on the paper, ta-da you have painted grass!

For the next picture, I wanted to stress to my son that there are different degrees of green. We took a lime green paint, Kelly green paint, and a couple of different green markers to work on the art project.

Once that was completed, we made our own green with blue and yellow paints.

I ran out of time but another thing we had planned was to "pan for gold". I painted some little landscaping rocks with yellow paint and we were going to bury them in pots and then dig them out. The problem is that we are in the middle of a heat wave and it has been too hot to do much outside and we are not bringing in pots of dirt.

You can print out the letter G and put it in a clear sheet protector/report cover or laminate it and give the child a dry erase marker to practice writing the letter G.

You can write the letter G on a chalkboard and give the kid a small amount of water with a paint brush. They can dip the brush in the water and use it to erase/trace your letter.

Find the letter G. Give a child a marker and an old magazine or newspaper. Ask them to go through a few pages and circle the letter G.

Lacing Cards - Print out the letter G and laminate it. Punch a hole every inch or so and let the child lace yarn or a shoestring.

Paint Bag - Squirt some tempura paint of shaving cream in a zipper style bag. Seal the bag, squeezing out as much air as possible. For safety and cleanliness sake, tape the bag closed also. Now put the bag on the desk and allow the child to trace the G.

All crafts that are easy to save, please hold onto those and put them all in a Alphabet Binder for the child. To make the binders I will put the pictures in sheet protectors and then put them in a 3 ring binder.
For our snack, we made our own Granola Mix. Some other foods that start with the letter G:
Garbanzo beans, Goat cheese, Guava, Grapes, Garlic, Gingerbread, Green Beans, Grilled Cheese, Gumbo, Gummy Bears, Guacamole and Gatorade.

For our Granola Mix, we picked out a couple of pre-made granola that we had in the house, Oatmeal Raisin and Chocolate and mixed those with some dried cranberries, extra raisins and dried blueberries. We did not include nuts in our strictly because this will be his breakfast at daycare and there is a no nut rule at daycare. Feel free to add nuts or any other dried fruits to your own mix though.

The Attached Mama's Alphabet Craft Collection
Well, I hope you have enjoyed the letter G with us. Have a GREAT week.

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