Preschool teachers and daycare providers can help children learn to recognize and write the letter L through fun activities that support clear learning objectives.
- The students will identify the letter L
- The students make and recognize the L sound.
- The students will learn to trace and write upper and lower case L’s.
- The students will identify objects that begin with the letter L.
- The students will do a craft with leaves.
- The students will have a picnic with foods that start with the letter L.
- The students will listen to books that feature items that start with the letter L.
Handwriting and Alphabet Recognition
Introduce the children to the letter L along with simple objects that begin with the letter L. Create a colorful letter L poster board or bulletin board that presents both the upper and lower case L. Include pictures of objects cut from magazines that begin with the letter L. For example: Leaves, letter, lemons, light bulb, lion, lamb, ladybug, lantern, leopard, ladder, lamp, lily, and lollipop
Write both the upper and lowercase L on a whiteboard or chalkboard. Demonstrate the L sound and ask the children to make (repeat) the L sound. Next ask the children to think of words (names, objects, or places) that might begin with the letter L.
Encourage the children to practice tracing the letter L in both upper and lower case using a letter L worksheet. A good example of such a Letter L worksheet is available on the Tslbooks.com website. Children can also practice writing and tracing the letter L on blank sheets of paper using pencils, colored pencils, or crayon.
Letter L Craft
Materials: Card stock or sand paper, scissors, cardboard, glue, light colored thin paper, and peeled crayons in various colors.
Instructions: Pre-cut leaf shapes in various sizes from card stock or coarse sandpaper. Glue the leaves onto a piece of cardboard. Place a piece of light paper over the leaves on the cardboard. Encourage children to turn the crayon sideways and rub the crayons over the leaf shapes to produce colorful designs.
Letter L Snacks
Encourage children to bring in snacks that start with the letter L. Have a Letter L picnic. Some examples of foods that start with the letter L include: Lentil soup, licorice, linguini, lettuce wraps, limeade, lemon cupcakes, leek soup, lollipops, and lasagna.,
Letter L Story Time
Leila at the Library and the Letter L (Alphabet Friends) by Cynthia Fitterer Klingel and Robert B. Noyed (Aug 2003)
Leo the Snow Leopard by Juliana Hatkoff (Oct 1, 2010)
Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen and Kevin Hawkes (Jul 25, 2006)
Library Lil (Picture Puffins) by Suzanne Williams
The Lorax (Classic Seuss) by Dr. Seuss
The Librarian from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler
Goodnight Lulu by Paulette Bogan
Light by Donald Crews
Including these simple activities into the curriculum of child care centers will greatly enhance preschoolers’ language learning. Lesson plans should contain clear learning objectives but also remember to seize spontaneous moments of opportunity to teach.
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