Today I’m sharing a collection of simple letter L activities that my preschooler and I have been doing. It’s a peek at our week!
Letter L Activities
Each week I’m sharing a collection of alphabet activities that I do with my three-year-old. Time for letter L!
We read the “It Begins with L” book from Learning the Alphabet. These are a great vocabulary builder for him. I love how he reads them. He always starts with the sound of the letter and reads the word. On this page he read, “Llll…llll… plant!” He’s still figuring out how those beginning sounds work. 😉
He also listened to me read my Little Letter L Book of songs and nursery rhymes. Every time I read one of these his little sister (15 months) is at my knee beginning to be picked up. Singing books are wonderful for toddlers.
My Eight (home sick with an ear infection) enjoyed decorating our red office stickers to look like ladybugs. Then my Three and I counted to ten twice. For each number, he found it on the leaf and covered with a ladybug sticker. Fine motor and math in one! Get the free printable here.
He rolled the die and covered the matching die on this free game board. He had to count the dots for numbers 4, 5, and 6. We didn’t complete the page, but I was happy that he finished about half of it. Find this and many more ladybug-themed math printables in my collection of ladybug math ideas.
I pulled out #1-10 of my ladybug count & clip cards. He’s doing so much better at counting bigger sets.
I drew this laundry, and he colored it. I cut it out and together we glued down all the pieces to make laundry on a line. Check out this and other crafts in our collection of crafts for letter L.
This lobster is one of my favorite crafts. Instead of having him step in the paint like I did when my older kids did this craft, I painted the bottom of his foot. Lots of giggles! I painted his hands too. It was much easier to get a nice solid print that way. He liked adding the details with a permanent marker. You’ll find this one in our collection of letter L crafts, too.
We dipped legos in washable paint and made prints. Aren’t they pretty?
I built letters L and H on a lego building plate. Then I showed him how to build on top of the pieces and make them taller. He stayed very focused on this for quite a while. It was a great problem solving activity, too, as he had to find the right sized pieces to fill in the gaps.
I just love this fine motor activity from Powerful Mothering! I drew a chalk heart on the driveway, and he covered the line with loose parts (we used clear glass gems). Once I showed him how to do it he was very excited to do the whole thing himself.
We did this Learning the Alphabet activity. He rolled the block and glued the upper or lowercase letter on a rung of the letter. It was a race to the top, and lowercase l won.
I pulled out a Sound Cover page to see how he did with this. When I introduced these a few months ago, he was completely clueless. Now after talking about letters and sounds for a few months, he did really well. We looked at each picture, said its name, and thought about whether it started with “llll.” If it did, he covered it with a poker chip. He didn’t get every one right, which is why it worked great as an activity to do together.
Finally, for our whole alphabet activity he sorted lowercase refrigerator letters. We sorted them by which letters are tall and which are short. I left out letters that might be confusing for this sort, like g and p.
Usually, we find library books for our focus letter, but I confess that this week it just slipped my mind!
We didn’t do any special sensory play this week because it was gorgeous outside. Perhaps you could tell that from his grubby fingernails in most of these pictures. 🙂 Making mud pies, chalk soup, and other interesting backyard concoctions kept him busy for many hours!
See you next week!
All your links in one spot
- Little Letter L Book (songs and rhymes)
- Letter L Dot Sticker Page (we skipped it this week, but it’s often part of our routine)
- My Letter L Book (with photos)
- Letter L Crafts
- Learning the Alphabet: get the whole series or get Letter L for free
- Letter L Book List
- Ladybug Math Ideas
- Letter L Sound Cover Page
Is your child ready for more of a challenge?
My little guy just turned 3. If you have an older child or one who’s simply ready for the next step, try some of these!
- Do some letter L handwriting pages.
- Clip the pictures on our beginning sound clip cards.
- Practice beginning sounds with our match mats.
- Do a beginning sound coloring page.
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