Preschool Activities for the Letter L

We have started working with a preschool teacher to bring parents a curriculum to help their children learn letters, numbers, colors and more! Each week we are working on a new item, check out all the preschool activities we have covered this far here. This week we are focusing on the letter L.  We would love any feedback in the comments, if you have other activities make sure to leave them too!

Preschool crafts for the letter L from belliesbeyond.com

Remember that preschoolers do not typically have a long attention span, so one or two activities per day should be all they can handle.  Everyday you should talk about things like ‘what day of the week it is’ ‘today’s date’ ‘weather outside’ ‘month of the year’ and the ‘season.’  You do not have to do these things and the activities below at the same time, you can spread out throughout the day.

Preschool Activities for the letter L

What you will need for the week: Construction paper: Brown, yellow, 4 colors of choice, white card stock, string or yarn, brown paper bag, scissors, glue, white and black paint, toilet paper roll, wax paper, rubber band.

Print out these sheets: The Letter L, Letter Search, Practice the Letter L

Monday

Leaves on L

What you will need:

Have your child glue the leaves to the letter L.

**This teaches hand-eye coordination, gluing skills, and letter L recognition.

Letter L Ladybug Preschool crafts for the letter L from belliesbeyond.com  LadyBug

What you will need:

  • Black, red, color of choice and white construction paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Googly Eyes [optional]
  • Black marker

Draw a letter L on BLACK paper [we messed up and used red so we colored it black].  Cut a circle from the red paper.  Cut the circle in half.  Draw dots on both of the half circles.  Either use googly eyes or make your own by cutting circles from the white construction paper and drawing black dots on them.  Glue the L and the wings down on the paper.  Draw antennae and glue the eyes. 

**This teaches hand-eye coordination, gluing skills, cutting skills and letter L recognition

Tuesday

Cotton Ball Lamb

What you will need: Preschool crafts for the letter L from belliesbeyond.com

  • White and black construction paper
  • White crayons
  • Cotton balls
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Draw a cloud shape on the piece of white paper.  Cut it out and glue cotton balls to it.  Cut out a head and leg shapes from the black paper.  Using the white crayon draw a face on the head.  Glue the head and legs on the lamb.

**This teaches hand-eye coordination, gluing skills, cutting skills and letter L recognition.

Letter Search

Print out this sheet and have your child search for the letter L

**This teaches letter L recognition and learning to use a pencil.

Wednesday

Lion Preschool crafts for the letter L from belliesbeyond.com

What you will need:

  • Card stock or construction paper [color of choice]
  • Yellow and orange paint
  • Plastic fork
  • Markers or crayons
  • Googly eyes [or make your own like with the lady bug above]

Draw a circle on the piece of cardstock or construction paper.  Add dots of yellow and orange paint on a separate sheet of paper or paper plate.  Use the plastic fork as a paint brush to paint the mane on the lion. Let dry. Add a face using the googly eyes or make your own and draw a mouth and nose

This teaches hand-eye coordination, painting skills, and color recognition.

Letter L Picnic

Today pick a meal (or all of them) to only eat things that start with the letter L.  This is in an attempt to help your child try new items as well as understand the letter L sounds.  If you make a big deal about the letter L your child will often be excited to try things for the letter L.  Some ideas of letter L foods:

Lemonade, Lettuce, Lamb, Lasagna, Linguini, Leeks

Thursday

Lava Lamp  Preschool crafts for the letter L from belliesbeyond.com

What you will need:

Fill the bottle about 2/3rds of the way with oil.  Add water to fill the rest of the bottle.  Add several drops of food coloring [this is really neat to watch, the kids can see that water and food coloring are heavier than the oil and sink down to the bottom]. Add the glitter [if you want to].  Let everything settle.  Break apart the alka-seltzer tablets and drop a few pieces into the bottle.  Watch what happens.

This teaches colors and water density.

Practice the letter L

Print out this sheet and have your child practice the letter L.  Remember they will not have great handwriting at this point, but this is meant to practice and learn about the letter L

Friday Preschool crafts for the letter L from belliesbeyond.com

Lizard

What you will need:

  • 2 Colors of choice of construction paper
  • Red construction paper
  • Crayons or markers
  • Glue
  • Scissors

This was a fun way to make a lizard, though it may be a little harder for your preschooler.  Find out how to make it here.

This teaches coloring skills, scissor skills, gluing skills and hand-eye coordination.

Go on a L Hunt

Go around the house and outside and find things that start with a letter L.  If it is hard to find things that start with L you can find things that have the letter L in the name.

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