Letter of the Week: G

Things have been a little hectic around here with our newest bub, but Lulu and I are getting back on track and managed to make time for some activities for the letter G!

Doing these weekly posts has really motivated me to keep at our lessons despite being very tired haha. I know Lu has appreciated the one on one time, so I’m going to try my best to stick with them. Hopefully you’ve been enjoying these activities as much as we are! 

My mind is working on a lower gear from lack of sleep currently lol. So rather than rambling on, I’ll just get straight to the activities we did for the letter G!

G is for Gumball

G is for Gumball >>> Activities for the Letter G | thegrowingcreatives.com

This was a cute craft that doubles as a numbers lesson! For a walk-through and free printable to make this one even easier, check out my post on 123 Homeschool 4 Me that goes over it in more detail.

Galaxy Slime

Slime is always a favorite for kiddos, so this was a big hit in our house! We followed this super simple recipe found on Woo Jr. The slime is actually really pretty to look at, and it’s a great hands on activity! 

Garden Sensory Bin

Garden Sensory Bin >>> Activities for the Letter G | thegrowingcreatives.com

This is a perfect way to celebrate spring! We made this Garden themed sensory bin last year, and the kids loved it. I mean they played with it for DAYS. 

Check out the original post where I share our garden sensory bin. This is another interactive way to focus on gardening for the letter G.

Dancing Grapes

My kids always get excited when we do any science experiments. For this week, we did a simple but very entertaining one where we made grapes jump and “dance” around.

I found this idea from Raising Dragons, and it’s SUCH a simple way to amaze your kiddos! You just need seltzer water and grapes. Put them both in a vase or jar, and pretty soon the grapes will start dancing!

G is for Guitar

G is for guitar >>> Activities for the Letter G | thegrowingcreatives.com

This was a craft that I had to do for the kids rather than have them do it themselves, but they still loved watching and then playing with it after! I took an empty cereal box and hot glued a piece of decorative paper around it. Then I hot glued a paper towel roll to a square of paper, which I then hot glued to the top of the box.

All that’s left after that is to cut a lower case “g” into the box and glue strings on. Lulu loved dancing around pretending to play with it!

Garlic Bread

For our letter-themed snack this week, we made some garlic bread. It was so easy for the kids to help with, and garlic is one of our favorite spices! We just mixed garlic powder into some softened butter and the kids spread it on the bread. Then we baked it til it was almost done, put some cheese on and let it finish.

Germ Science Activity

G is for Germ >>> Activities for the Letter G | thegrowingcreatives.com

Yep, with everything that’s been happening lately, I thought this would be a great time to teach Lulu more about WHY hand washing is so important. It also happened to coincide with our G week, so we did a science experiment to learn about germs! 

Check out my post with 5 different science experiments, one of them being this “Runaway Pepper” activity. It’s a great visual to show that adding soap makes the “germs” run away!

So that’s it for this week! No printables this time, but these hands on activities more than make up for it I think. We fit in cooking, science, crafts, and lots of sensory play, what could be better?!

If you’re just tuning in, make sure to head on back to letter A and follow along! Every week I’ll be sharing new activities that highlight our letter of the week, and usually have a few printables to go along with it! 

This has been a fun way to teach my preschooler, not only letters but so much more. We are doing science, counting, colors, and learning about so many new things! Going through the alphabet does more than just teach letters, it gives us opportunities to learn about anything we want from A-Z! Lulu has been loving these lessons and our time together as well.

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