Check out this fun collection of letter L activities for 2-year-olds!
My Two and I are having fun learning the alphabet by learning about one or more letters each week.
Here’s what we did this week!
We started out with this simple fine motor activity that I first learned about on Powerful Mothering. This is extra fun to do outside on the driveway, but since it’s the middle of winter, that wasn’t happening.
Instead, I drew a letter L on black construction paper with white crayon. Then I gave my Two our fun glass gems, and together we built the L on the line.
We moved on to a whole alphabet activity using our lowercase letter magnets. My Two really doesn’t know any lowercase letters yet, but that’s okay. This was a fun way to introduce them.
She had no problem sorting them by letters that had holes and those that didn’t.
(Sorry about the dark picture. If I waited to do all our activities on sunny days, we’d never get to them!)
This was my first time doing a short path game with my Two.
You can make your own short path game using a piece of paper or cardstock. Just draw ten circles in a straight line. Make a set of cards with low numbers. I used just 1’s and 2’s.
Have your child draw the numbers one at at time, and move her playing piece down the path until she gets to the last space.
My Two did great with this!
Since the letter L is easy to make, we put cornmeal in this tray, and she drew the letter with a chopstick.
I don’t do a lot of letter writing with her, because it’s quite challenging and can easily frustrate her. But I thought she’d have instant success with an L, and she did! We kept shaking the tray so she could try again. She was so proud of her L’s.
Of the 14 letters we’ve learned so far, my Two struggles to remember about 4 of them. So I always like to mix whole alphabet activities in with our letter of the week learning
This time I put a sticky note on the back of the door for each letter we’ve learned. Then I wrote the matching letter on another set of post-it notes. She named each letter (or I named it, if she couldn’t remember it) and stuck it to its match. I was inspired by this letter learning game from Gift of Curiosity.
This was a 2-day project, since she painted the paper plate the first day. The next day, I gave her black dot stickers to add to the ladybug’s back. She drew legs as I counted to six, and then she decided to just keep going. 🙂
We pulled out some lego trays and legos for some quiet building time.
Finally, we made a matching game of our letter L pictures. This was a great vocabulary builder as well as a fun way to strengthen her memory. Get yours in the download at the end of the post.
See you soon for letter M!
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My son will be two in two weeks. We just started our letter work last week. We began with “O” for my son’s name (Oliver) and moved on to “L” this week. This morning we played “L Laundry Line”. I hung a short piece of clothes line between two chairs. I put some “L” cards in a small basket along with little clothes pins. He LOVED clipping the letters to the clothes line. He couldn’t really manage to hold the card and clip the clothespin at the same time but he sure tried! I even threw in an “O” card for review. He didn’t want to quit expect it was time to go. So we filled up the clothesline and he said he would play with Daddy later.
Thank you, Rose! I love to hear what you’re doing with your son! ?
Perfect help for our home this week. Since we had a little fire incident in our home our school routine was alter for a while but now that we are getting slowly back at it coincidentally we are in the letter L and this post is just what we needed.
I’m sorry to hear about the fire incident, Dhoralynn! Glad to hear that you’re back on track!
I a a reading intervention teacher for kindergarten. I am extremely concerned about two of my
students. My groups have been introduced to all the letters, but these two students cannot
seem to retain the information. The little girl only the knows the letters in her name and x. The little boy only knows 4 of the 7 letters in his name and maybe 2 or 3 more. Also, they only know about 3-5 sounds. They started school last August.
I have tried all the activities I normally use with my groups, plus some of yours, but I am at a loss with these 2 students. Would you have any suggestions for me? I would appleciate any and all ideas.
I already sent a reply to your email, but I’ll copy and paste some of that here for the benefit of other readers:
Have you tried Heidisongs? You might want to try her DVDs because they teach a song and action along with the visual of the DVD. I review her materials here:
In the email I asked if you’d seen my LOTW with a 2-year-old series, which you obviously have. 🙂 With my toddler I have found that the sorting and matching games help her the most. It does take a lot of repetition and talk about the tricky letters to make them “stick” – I’m sure you’re already doing this.
Also – I would assume you’re already doing this – but are you backing up a little and focusing on hearing sounds versus connecting them to letters? As in… having them identify the phonemes they hear rather than the letters?
It does sound very possible that a learning disability may be the culprit, especially as you’ve tried so many different approaches.
I’ll pray that the one day soon the light goes on for these special kids!