Welcome back to the Kinder Club blog! Each week we will focus on a letter of the alphabet and share fun stories, activities and tips to help reinforce a variety of kindergarten readiness skills.

This week’s letter is Gg!

G is for game, gingerbread and grapes!

Can you trace the letter in the picture above with your finger? Can you write the letter on a piece of paper? Try writing the letter in uppercase and lowercase. Remember uppercase is BIG and lowercase is small.  

Run, run as fast as you can…to listen to our story about a skipping, jumping, dancing gingerbread man. Click on the video below to listen to Mrs. K. share a silly story about him and his antics. What animals did the gingerbread man meet in our story? What happened when the gingerbread man met the fox?

Thank you to Tiger Tales – Penguin Random House publishers for allowing us to share this story with you.

Mrs. K. went on a letter hunt looking for things that start with the letter G. How many things did she find? Can you name them? How many things can you find? How many items were big? How many were small? What was your favorite item?

If you picked up a Letter of the Week packet from the library, have fun completing this week’s activities and stayed tuned for our next activity post.

Kindergarten Readiness Tip: G is for gross motor skills. Gross motor skills aren’t actually gross like ewww or yucky! Gross motor skills are movements that require our whole body to be involved and for that we need to use our BIG muscles. We use our large muscles to help us walk, run, jump and sit up straight. Gross motor activities also help develop both sides of the brain and how they work together. Practice strengthening your gross motor skills/large muscles this week by completing the activities below.

  • Throwing socks rolled into a ball as you have a pretend snowball fight
  • Walk in a straight line across the room – use tape, yarn or a balance beam as a guide
  • Touch right hand to left foot and left hand to right foot without moving feet and losing balance
  • Run with control and balance; make quick stops and turn without slowing down
  • Roll, kick, bounce and catch a ball