While learning letters in an important skill for toddlers, it is also fun for them! When they start to make the connection between letters and sounds and reading, they get so excited and want to know more. Between the ages of 2 and 3 is a great time to start introducing these concepts because they are super excited to learn and they soak everything up quickly. One of the best ways to teach little ones is through arts and crafts. So today we are going to see how to teach toddlers the letter “G” by making a giraffe picture!
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What you need to teach toddlers the letter G:
- Large paper
- Paints or markers
- Giraffe cut outs
How to Teach toddlers the letter G with a giraffe craft:
First, cut out the pieces for the giraffe.
You can use the free download pictured here or make your own giraffe cut out. This is best done before the child begins on their project. We used yellow construction paper, but if your child wants a green or blue giraffe go for it!
Glue down the giraffe.
Explain which part of the cut out is the head and which part is the body. Allow the child to glue the giraffe together.
If you want more than one giraffe like we did, just make more cut outs!
Add giraffe spots.
Now it is time to give your giraffe some spots! This can be done with finger paint, markers, crayons, etc.
Don’t forget to add the eyes, too!
Add the letter “G”.
Talk about what the letter looks like, what it sounds like, and how to make the shape as your child glues it down.
Once they have glued the “G” down, have them trace over it with paint or marker to practice the shape.
Add your finishing touches!
Once the giraffe and “G” are glued down, allow your child the opportunity to be creative and add extra spots, a background, etc to their picture. This is a great time to continue talking about giraffes and the letter “G”!