Check out this fun collection of letter L activities for 2-year-olds!
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My Two and I are having fun learning the alphabet by learning about one or more letters each week. When I’m finding activities, I always page through our Letter of the Week curriculum for the ones that best fit her level of development.
I also visit my Alphabet Activities Pinterest board for added inspiration.
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. (This game isn’t available on my blog yet, but I hope to publish a set of them in the next month or so.)
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 isn’t true of every toddler (and certainly wasn’t true of our oldest four kids), but my Two loves to color. So we pulled out some markers, and she colored this book from the free Learning the Alphabet. She named the pictures after she’d colored.
Learning the sound of “l” isn’t happening yet, considering her reading sounded like this… “weaf, wion, wadybug…” 😉
We don’t do a lot of these letter tracing pages yet (also from Learning the Alphabet), but I knew she could do letter L without any trouble.
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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