Preschool and Kindergarten lesson ideas that begin with the letter G for letter of the week theme

Sensory bin

We LOVE having this sensory bin outdoors each week. The children learn letters while they use their imagination to build and play. This week was gorillas and bananas-a modern take on the Zoo-Phonics character Gordo Gorilla.


Not much to this sensory bin! I used oats as my filler and grabbed a few giraffes and leafs. Simple and they loved it!


For some strange reason, my kids have an OBSESSION with garbage πŸ˜‚. They love when I put out these mini trash cans that I snagged from the dollar tree. If you see them grab them! They will go fast.


Guess who?

Oh my cuteness this activity was fun! Great for farm theme as well πŸ‘πŸ». I don’t typically have the younger kids in the science area, so I was wanting to incorporate some more activities for the 2-3 age group. They LOVED this! There are so many ways to extend this activity.

  • Print, cut, and laminate your cards
  • Have kids look at the cropped image on the front and then guess who is in the barn
  • Open it up and see!
  • Match the animal inside with the cards provided

We added our farm animals to this activity and they matched those animals as well. After they matched them all, we went over animal sounds and sang “Old MacDonald”.

You can find this activity in my TpT shop here πŸ‘‰πŸ» Guess Who?


I recently took a trip to Montana to visit family and came across these BEAUTIFUL rocks/geodes/crystals in a small shop, (they can be found almost anywhere). I thought they would be perfect for a science activity, and I was right! They kids LOVED seeing all of the colors and using the different magnifying glasses to analyze them. I also purchased chocolate rock candies that look like real rocks as a fun treat. This worksheet can be found in the learning library for free! Submit your email below for instant access to all free resources.

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Garbage sorting

As I mentioned…My kids love trash! This is a great activity for group or independent lessons, and can be used for several themes: i.e. community helpers, Earth Day, environmental etc.

Print and laminate your pages and cards and have kids sort by material and color.

⭐️CCSSL.K.5a-Sort common objects into categories (e.g., shapes, foods) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.

For a NO PREP version, print pages and have kids cut and paste the images onto the correct garbage bin.

πŸ‘‰πŸ»Check out the activity here

Dramatic Play

Gas Station

It’s amazing what a few printables and an imagination can do for a child πŸ’œ

Garbage Man

You may also like:

Garbage can and truck alphabet match

Raccoon and trash alphabet match

Garbage bag and can color reading/identification w/worksheet

More community helpers

Need a great book for your letter of the week circle time? Check out my children’s alphabet picture book series on Amazon ABC Discovery

Here’s a sneak peek below

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