Green Means Go


Recognize and name the letter G.


Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • green
  • go
  • get
  • gallop
  • garbage


  • Big letter cards
  • Green G
  • Letter cards
  • Garbage bag with a G on it
  • G color page
  • identification page
  • G writing practice

The children will play a game like "Red Light, Green Light" as they recognize and name the letter G.

Literacy Activities
G Means Go

  • Write the letter G on a whiteboard, name the letter, and have the children write the 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.

More Practice
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.

Write Gs

  • 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).



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1. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.1.D: Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters in the alphabet.