Green Means Go
Recognize and name the letter G.
- Big letter cards
- Green G
- Letter cards
- Garbage bag with a G on it
- G color page
- G identification page
- G writing practice
The children will play a game like "Red Light, Green Light" as they recognize and name the letter G.
G Means Go
- Write the letter G on a whiteboard, name the letter, and have the children write the G in the air with their fingers.
- Have the children line up side-by-side facing the same direction.
- Have the children wait for you to hold up a letter from the opposite side of the room.
- Tell the children to take one step forward and say, “G means go!” if they see the letter G, or to stay in place and say, “That is not a G” if the letter card shows another letter.
- Tell the children that if they see a green G, then they should say, “Green G!” and gallop as quickly as they can.
Go Get Gs
- Place G letter cards and distractor letters around the room, and hold a garbage bag with a letter G on it.
- Have the children go get the Gs when you say, “Go!”
- When the children find a G letter card have them say, “I found a G! I’ll put my G in the garbage bag.”
- Make sure that the children don't put any of the distractor letters in the G garbage bag.
- If a child mistakenly places a distractor letter in the G garbage bag, help the child compare their letter with the G on the whiteboard.
Find the target letter mixed in with other letters
- Tell the children they will find more Gs on a paper.
- Display the page of mixed up letters and have the children find and circle the Gs.
- Have the children say, “I found a G!” every time they circle a letter G.
- Give the children the writing practice page.
- Let the children trace the Gs and then write the Gs on their own, using the lines as a guide.
- Let the children color their Gs green (optional).
1. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.1.D: Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters in the alphabet.
Green Means Go