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ABC Storytime: G is for...

Does anyone have songs or rhymes for giraffes or gorillas? Seems like there should be one or two floating around. I'll have to use my back-up song for any letter, now featuring...

The Letter G

Book: Giraffes Can’t Dance, by Giles Andreae

Book: Gorilla! Gorilla! by Jeanne Willis

Song: “What Begins With G?”
(to the tune of Farmer in the Dell)
What begins with G?
What begins with G?
We all know, we’ll tell you so.
What begins with G.

Giraffe begins with G...
Gorilla begins with G...
Girl begins with G...
Book: The Three Silly Girls Grubb, by John and Ann Hassett or Goldilocks and the Three Bears, by James Marshall

Book: Grandmother Winter, by Phyllis Root

Action Rhyme: “Grandma’s Glasses”
These are Grandma’s glasses.
This in Grandma’s hat
This is the way she folds her hands.
And lays them in her lap.
Here are Grandpa’s glasses
And here is Grandpa’s hat,
And here’s the way he folds his arms
And takes a little nap.

(Add motions to the rhyme — dainty for Grandma, bigger for Grandpa.)
Book: The Gruffalo, by Julia Donaldon

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Katie said...

Be careful using Giraffe for G... especially if you're teaching sounds! I've always thought G/J, C/K, and S/Z are the hardest letters to teach!

I did a brief search and found this one song!

G Song - sung to "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star"

When I look around I see
Many things that start with G.
I see grass and girls galore,
I see gloves and so much more.
Won't you look around with me
And sing for things that start with G!?

Repeat, substituting other words that begin with G for the words "grass," "girls" and "gloves." Have pictures of G items on hand while you sing the song.

Or, the song here teaches the soft/long g! That might be good to show the difference between the g in girl and the g in giraffe!


And one other:


Hope these help!

BookChook said...

Drive the parents crazy - teach them the Gummibear song! Plus, it's a nice hard "g". AND it comes in different languages for a multicultural perspective. See Youtube.

Anonymous said...

I've never heard of The Three Silly Girls Grubb. I checked it out at Amazon and can't wait to read it to my class when we do our fairy tales week.

abbiegrace said...

We love The Gruffalo! It's one of our favorites.

Gretta said...

The Giving Tree is one of our favorite G books and when I was reading it the other day I noticed one of our kids had colored the tree on every page.

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