A Green Gown
- Gown graphic, enlarged or large piece of white butcher paper with gown drawn on it
- Green goop (e.g., green finger paint, liquid starch, watered-down glue, vanilla pudding, flour and water mixture—dyed green)
- Letter cards
- Green crayons
- Letter identification page
The children will help to make a gorgeous gown as they recognize and name the letter G.
- Write the letter G on a whiteboard, name the letter, and have the children write the G in the air with their fingers.
- Invite the children to help you make a gorgeous gown as you lay the enlarged gown graphic or the gown on butcher paper on a table or the floor. Explain that gorgeous means very pretty.
- 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 with their index finger in the goop that is 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 and have the children choose a card one at a time.
- Decide together whether or not each letter is a letter 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 letter cards on the gown and say, “Glue G on the green gown.”
Identify the target letter
- Display the page of mixed up letters and have the children find the G letters.
- Have the children trace the 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 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 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 letter G.
- Gown graphic
- Letter cards
- Green goop (e.g., liquid starch, watered-down glue, vanilla pudding, flour and water mixture dyed green, 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 several times in the goop that is on the gown with his or her finger, and say, "G on the green gown."
- Take turns gluing G letter cards on the green gown, saying, "Glue G on the green gown."
- Point to a G on the gorgeous green gown, and have your child identify the letter.
SEEL lessons align with Common Core Standards. Please see the standards page for the code(s) associated with this lesson.
A Green Gown