My Two and Four are both learning to write the alphabet. We love to find new and interesting ways to make letters — and we always throw in some old favorites. Here are eleven ways to make the letter L!
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We made an L with legos.
We put letter stickers on a giant L.
We used letter refrigerator magnets to make the shape of an L on a baking sheet.
Here’s an L made from mailing labels.
These are three-dimensional L’s made from Magna Tiles. Have you ever heard of them? I’m not one to collect expensive toys, but these are wonderful and worth it. Just don’t try to buy too close to Christmas. I put it off one year and the Amazon price nearly doubled as Christmas came closer!
I poured some colored alphabet pasta (read about our “L is for letters” sensory bin here) into a tray, and the boys wrote an “L” with their fingers.
We got out our black office stickers and did this L is for Ladybug page. You can get a copy here.
Normally my Four completes the Letters of all Sizes handwriting sheets, but my Two asked to do it this time. As I saw him complete his first handwriting page (with no trouble), my suspicions were confirmed: it appears I have another leftie on my hands. To all of my left-handed readers — if it appears my two lefties are doing something wrong in these pictures, please advise! 🙂
I had a hard time finding a basic handwriting page that my Four could do without trouble – so I made my own. As time goes on I’ll develop some more advanced handwriting pages, but for now I’m starting a collection of large dotted letters on two lines. You can find the printables here.
It would have been fun to make L’s a dozen ways, but I was bummed to realize we were out of lasagna noodles.
For many more learning ideas for the letter L, click on the image below!
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