Words that start with the letter G

Goodness gracious! Have we already gotten to words that start with the letter G?

As your child is studying the letters of the alphabet and you are choosing the right learning games, we are here to provide some fun facts and relatable topics to help it all stick.

Words that start with the letter G like giraffe


Graceful, characterized by elegance or beauty of form, manner, movement, or speech 

  • Princess Odette is graceful both as a swan and as a human. 

Generous, which means one who gives and shares freely, without meanness . 

  • Dr. Doppler, from Treasure Planet, is incredibly generous when he offers to pay for Jimbo’s adventure.

Glad, showing cheerfulness and joy.

  • In the movie Inside Out, Joy shows us what it means to be glad.

 It is important that we include values that will help our children be well rounded as they grow up as we learn the letters of the alphabet. 


When one considers animals for words that start with the letter G, goat and giraffe are probably the only ones that come to mind. That’s ok! We are here to give you all of that information and even more as we explore some animal facts for the letter G. 


    • Giraffes are found in the dry savannas of Africa, where they roam among the open plains and woodlands. Well known for their long necks, these gentle giants are the world’s tallest living land animals. An adult male can grow to around 5.5m – that’s taller than three adult humans!  Herbivores, giraffes only eat plants. Whilst they may eat a lot, giraffes don’t drink much water. This is because they get most of their water from their leafy meals, and only need to drink once every few days.  Giraffes are very social animals and roam around in groups. These groups, called towers, typically have around 15 members.
      • Don’t forget to check out our G is for Giraffe craft!

    • The fainting goat is a breed of domestic goat that stiffens when startled. Although the goat may fall over and appear to faint, it remains fully conscious. Although the goat freezes when excited, it suffers no harm and leads a normal, healthy life. These goats are startled so easily that even just bringing them their food can cause them to “faint”.

    • Gibbons are known to be the best tree travelers in the animal kingdom. They almost seem to be flying as they swing themselves hand over hand through the trees. Like all primates, gibbons are social animals. Gibbons’ diets are about 60% fruit-based, but they also consume twigs, leaves, insects, flowers, and occasionally bird eggs. Gibbons are “singers” too. At times, whole families get together and “sing” in a chorus. These sounds help groups of gibbons stay in contact. They also tell unwelcome visitors to stay away.

    • Groundhogs live underground in burrows that they dig. The burrows can be almost two metres underground and be made up of 20 metres of tunnels connected to many different exits so that they can run away from their predators. Groundhogs use their burrows to sleep, raise their young, and hibernate through the winter. Groundhogs are known as true hibernators. When they go into hibernation in the winter their heart rate lowers a lot, right down to 5 beats per minute. Groundhog burrows aren’t just used by groundhogs! Other animals like rabbits, chipmunks and snakes find that they make nice houses for them too once the groundhogs have moved out.
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    • Even though you pronounce it like “news”, Gnus are a word that starts with the letter G! Gnus, or wildebeests, are large African antelopes. They prefer savannahs and plains, but they can be found in a variety of habitats, including dense bush and open woodland flood plains. When the rainy season ends in the plains, gnu herds migrate to the savannahs, where there is plenty of water and food. This migration usually takes place in May or June. Around 1.2 million gnus join hundreds of thousands of other animals, including zebras and gazelles. When faced with predators, gnu herds are very protective. Members will bunch together, stamp, sound alarm calls and will even chase predators. 



In our journey around the world to find the greatest words that start with the letter G, we have come across some great places. Two can be a little hard to pronounce, at first, so I included pronunciation links. 


    • Guadalajara is Mexico’s second largest city and the capital of Jalisco. What’s so unique about the city is that the city itself is very historical but that hasn’t stopped it from becoming the tech hub of Mexico. It has a humid subtropical climate meaning it has dry warm winters and hot wet summers. This magical city is where the mariachi music originated and where many large cultural events are held. 

    • The inhabitants of Geneva are very cheerful. The city hosts a festive event almost every single day. Even the beginning of a new season is cause for celebration here. Geneva is the birthplace of theInternet as we know it today. Its botanical garden is more than a hundred years old. Here, you’ll find the rarest species of flowers and other plants from around the world. After World War II, Geneva was chosen as the site for the headquarters of the League of Nations, the forerunner of the United Nations. Today, Geneva is a global city, a financial center, and a worldwide center for diplomacy.

    • No, not the state. There’s a country in Europe that is commonly mistaken for the USA state of Georgia! While it technically falls in Asia, the locals consider the country to be part of Europe. Georgia may be a small country, but there is an abundance of interesting and delicious food. An interesting fact is that the Georgian language has no gender. When speaking to or about someone, you merely refer to them as “that”. One of the most famous places in Georgia is The Gelati Monastery. It was built in 1106 and known as the hub of culture and intellect during the Middle Ages. The medieval complex is considered to be a masterpiece of the ‘Golden Age’ of Georgia.



Italy has bestowed a gift upon the world, yet again. Although gelato is the Italian version of ice cream, it’s not merely Bluebell with a European, artisanal flair. Like ice cream, gelato contains milk, sugar, and flavorings such as fruit or nuts, but it has less cream than ice cream and usually no egg yolks. Most people love that gelato miraculously contains less fat than regular ice cream but seems to taste more flavorful. In 1686, Francesco Procopio dei Coltelli, a Sicilian fisherman and chef from Palermo, made the first gelato machine. Gelato is served between 7 and 15 degrees Fahrenheit. That is warmer than ice cream. The warmer temperature means that gelato is soft, silky, and more pleasing to your taste buds. Your tongue is less numbed by the cold, so you can better appreciate the flavor.

We are glad to have a Nutella Gelato Recipe ready for you!

If you haven’t already, be sure to check out our Spelling and Sight Word List for the Letter G! It has even more words that start with the letter G for you and your child to master together. 

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