G Words for Kids

Here, we have a compilation of G words for kids that can be used in vocabulary lessons. We’ve also provided some fun text ideas that you can use by copying and pasting into your lesson materials.

Meet us in Grand Rapids, Michigan! In this series, our alphabet friends, A through Z, become tourists in America’s cities. At each of their stops, letters dig into their supplies in order to learn a new word study skill or vocabulary term. 

G has packed its green backpack for Grand Rapids, Michigan! During G’s trip, G is excited to learn about different syllable features and patterns with the help of some wonderful word lists in G’s backpack. G is looking forward to exploring landmarks in Grand Rapids, reviewing technology words that begin with “g”, and learning all about communication words, like emotions, that start with the letter “g”. Let’s journey to Grand Rapids for a day of sightseeing and reading fun! 

Tip: Best educational practices related to word study include: read-alouds, discussion, and writing. It is important to build rich connections between readers and the vocabulary words they learn. For instance, discuss sample sentences and make other personal associations to bolster recall, decoding, and encoding. As always, remember that some words may require frontloading and framing depending on the learner’s age, background, and needs. Helpful reminders for readers: A vowel is a speech sound produced by letters a, e, i, o, u and sometimes y. A consonant is a speech sound produced by all of the other letters in the alphabet. 

CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) Words: G’s first adventure is to get active at the Grand Rapids Gymnastics. Through the flips, tumbles, and leaps at this fantastic gymnastics center, G gets energy for the day. While taking a water break, G’’s first adventure in Grand Rapids is to learn all about CVC words. CVC words are one of the building blocks of early literacy. These words consist of a consonant, followed by a vowel, followed by another consonant. Examples of CVC words include “cat,” “sit,” and “fun.” Below is a short list of consonant-vowel-consonant words that begin with the letter “g.” Let’s see what G sees!

gabgapgasgiggun
galgetgodgobgit
gotgumgemgut

Closed Syllables: G’s next stop is to the arena! G cheers on the Grand Rapids Griffins hockey team. After shouting “Go, Griffins, go!” gazillions of times, G takes some time to dig into its green backpack for another word list. This time, G will learn about closed syllables. When the vowel of a syllable is short, the syllable is closed off by one or more consonants. Examples of closed syllable words include “hat,” “pin,” and “dotted.” Let’s review these words with G.

giftgland“Gosh!”grimgrasp
gapglassgolfgripgrass
grandmaglobgonggritgush
grandpagullgrantgruffgulp

Magic-E and Open Syllables: G gets on with the day at the Grand Rapids Public Library. Gather ’round, bookworms! With G’s mind open to the possibilities of exploring so many wonderful stories, G takes some time to study magic “e” and open syllables. “E” becomes a magical letter when it’s placed at the end of a word. Although the “e” is silent, it helps the other vowel or vowels in the word pronounce themselves.Open syllables have a vowel sound that is long and ends with a vowel. Open syllables have a vowel sound that is long and ends with a vowel. Because there is no consonant after the vowel in the syllable, the vowel is able to make the long sound, which sounds exactly like the name of the letter that makes the sound in that syllable. Examples of open syllable words include “no,” “me,” and “hi.” The “o” in “no” sounds just like how “o” is identified by name. The “i” in “hi” sounds just like how “i” is identified by name. Let’s go review with G!

gamegroveglowinggeekygrater
gazegracegoinggeniusgrating
goregrapegophergamergrotesque
gladeglazegrownupglider

Silent Vowel Pairs (or Teams): After the library, G ventures to the Grand Rapids Children’s Garden. Greeted by friendly garden gnomes, “G” explores a world of wonder and imagination. G enjoys the view from a treehouse and captures a quiet moment to review silent vowel pairs. Silent vowel pairs have two vowels together: one of them stays silent. Examples of silent vowel pair words include “boat,” “rain,” and “suit.” Even though the vowels are a pair or team, the first vowel to appear in the pair makes the sound. Below is a list of words that begin with “g” that have a silent vowel pair.

groomgrapegluegoatgear
groovegraingreengoosegoal

R-Controlled Vowels: Let’s get our explorer hats on! “G” dives into the past and uncovers ancient artifacts, travels through space, and discovers fascinating exhibits. From dinosaurs to a real mummy, the Grand Rapids Museum has G giggling and giddy! After some fun, G learns about r-controlled vowels. “R” can be a bossy letter. R-controlled vowels happen when a vowel is controlled by the letter “r.” Examples of r-controlled vowels include “car,” “bird,” and “fern.” G reviews the list below:

garagegarglegartergirthgirl
garbgarlandgermgoblingorilla
gardengarnergiraffegorgegrouse
gardenergarnishgirdergorgeousguitar

Final Stable Syllables: Feeling all the inspiration of Grand Rapids G travels to the Grand Rapids Art Museum. “G” gets to see amazing artworks from famous artists, create masterpieces of their own, and even join art classes. It’s a gallery of pure genius! After some fun and learning, G continues their adventure by pulling another list from their green backpack. Final stable syllables are found in the final (last or lattermost) position of words. These syllables contain a consonant and one of the following vowel endings: -ble, -cle, -dle, -fle, -gle, -kle, -ple, -sle, -tle, -zle, -tion, -sion, -ture, -cian, -cious, and -tious. They are called “stable” because the pronunciation of each is reliable and predictable (always the same). Here’s the list that G reads:

garglegriddlegogglegrumblegracious
glittergigglegigglegagglegrapple
gumptiongarglegambleguzzlegobble

“G” in Animals: The day is ending, but G decides to enjoy a tour through the John Ball Zoo. G gets to see giraffes, gorillas, and even some goofy goats. With exciting animal encounters and thrilling rides, it’s the perfect place to go on a grand animal safari! G enjoys a quiet moment and explores animals from all over the globe, all of which begin with the letter, “g.”

giraffegooseguppygoldfishgroundhog
gorillagazellegeckograsshoppergull

“G” in Technology: Later on, G gets on with the day at the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. The giant sculptures and beautiful gardens keep G glowing with wonder. G digs through their green backpack and finds a list all about technology.. Here’s what G sees!

gadgetgeneratorgigabytegooglegaming console
gamegraphicsgpsgroup chatglitch

“G” in Communication: For G’s final stop, G thinks all about the importance of being a great communicator at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum. G learns about Ford’s time in office, artifacts from his presidency, and steps inside a replica of the Oval Office. Wow! Fancy! It’s a presidential adventure like no other! G cozies up at the Oval Office desk and completes their day with a list of communication words. Here are “g” nouns, adjectives, and verbs that readers and communicators should become familiar with.

gladgigglegracefulgritgrowth
gratefulgentlegroup effortgoal-orientedgenuine
generousgivinggreatnessguidancegrown
good-naturedgenuinegorgeousgratefulnessgenerous
gratitudegladnessgenerositygreedguilt
griefgrumpinessgiddinessgleegroup work