A Green Gown
Recognize and name the uppercase letter G and lowercase letter g.
- Gown graphic (enlarged) (see below) or large piece of white butcher paper with gown drawn on it
- Green goop (e.g., green finger paint, or liquid starch, watered down glue, vanilla pudding, or flour and water mixture dyed green)
- Letter Cards (see below)
- Green crayons
- Letter identification page
State and model the objective
Tell the children that they will help to make a gorgeous gown as they practice identifying and writing the uppercase letter G and the lowercase letter g.
Practice the skill within an activity
- Write the uppercase letter G and lowercase letter g on a whiteboard, name the letters, and have the children write the G and g in the air with their fingers.
- Invite the children to help you make a gorgeous (very pretty) gown as you lay the enlarged gown graphic (see below) or gown on butcher paper on a table or the floor.
- Have the children take turns painting the green goop on the gown. As they paint, say together, “Get green goop on the gown.”
- Have the children write the letter G and g with their index finger in the goop on the gown and say, “G on the green gown.”
- Clean the children’s fingers as soon as they are done writing in the green goop.
- Mix up the letter cards (see below) and have the children choose a card one at a time.
- Decide together whether or not each letter is a G (or lowercase g); if the letter is a G, put it near the green gown, if the letter is not a G, discard it.
- Have the children glue the G and g letter cards on the gown and say, “Glue G on the green gown.”
Apply the skill
Identify the target letter
- Display the page of mixed up letters (see below) and have the children find the G and g letters.
- Have the children trace the G and g letters using a green crayon.
- If a child misidentifies a distractor letter as the letter G, have the child compare the letter to the G or g on the whiteboard.
- Point out the letter G in the word Green on the crayon.
Write the target letter
- Have the children write the letter G and g on a piece of paper using a green crayon.
- Let the children cut out the letters and tape or glue them to the gorgeous green gown.
SEEL At Home
Recognize and name the uppercase letter G and the lowercase letter g.
- Gown graphic and letter cards (see below)
- Green goop (e.g., liquid starch, watered down glue, vanilla pudding, or flour and water mixture dyed green or green finger paint)
- Paintbrush (optional)
Activity: A Green Gown
- With your child, use a paintbrush or your fingers to get the green goop on the gown.
- Help your child write the letter G (and lowercase g) several times in the goop on the gown with his or her finger, and say, "G on the green gown."
- Take turns gluing G and g letter cards on the green gown, saying, "Glue G on the green gown."
- Point to a G or g on the gorgeous green gown, and have your child identify the letter.
1. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.1.D: Recognize and name all upper and lower case letters in the alphabet.
A Green Gown