Hello friends! This week, I am excited to share some fun, hands-on ways of introducing letter ‘L’ to your Little Love of Life (trying to be in the “letter of the week” mode ;-) )
Well, this series has actually done that to me, you see – I have stopped looking at the alphabets in the usual (mundane) way. Instead I try to find how wonderfully enchanting an alphabet can be. It is not a mere letter, but much more than that and I’m glad to share with you this pursuit of making alphabets interestingly hands-on for our children!
So without much ado, let’s get onto letter L activities:
We started off by tracing letter L sandpaper letter. We also made the letter using popsicle sticks.
Next, I put together a tray containing objects starting with L – this is a great vocabulary builder work too!
In the tray were some leaves, a lion figurine, a lion flash card and lacing card, a lobster figurine and a leopard figurine!
L is for ladybug so we used some ladybug stickers to adorn this dot printable in upper case and lowercase.
We also went through our letter of the week folder and poster (containing pictures of objects starting from letter L):
L is also for Lion, so I set up a fun lion scrubbing work. Children, by nature, love works that involve water – be it washing, scrubbing, pouring etc. Give them some water, soap / polish and a scrubber or a brush and voila you have a tray that for sure will grab a child’s attention. You can pretty much give any object from your home to scrub – it can be a chunky shell, or an old metal plate or freshly plucked leaf!
L is also for some really interesting animals. I teamed them up with some easy to understand adjectives (starting from letter L), to create some picture cards. These can be used as pre-reading / vocabulary / flash cards. You can download these and all the other printables for free on my blog (the link to which is available in the embedded video towards the end of the article).
My son is currently interested a lot in different Logos – so I created a fun logo matching game where my son had to match the company logo to its respective product / brand. These type of works are perfect for 3+ year olds who are interested in knowing about a particular subject / skill. You will of course need to tweak the lesson or its difficultly based on your child’s interest level and understanding.
L is also for leaves! I had some artificial leaves and stems that I had purchased from a craft store (itsy-bitsy.in) – So I brought this out and set up a fun cutting work for my son. Cutting works is again a great fine motor activity that can keep a child busy for some time :-) It is also a great focus and concentration builder.
L is also for lemon. For this activity, we decided to cut the lemon into half and use it as a paint brush! We used some yellow colour, dipped the lemon inside and dabbed it on the paper. Sadly I don’t have an “after” photograph as we were so engrossed in this work :-)
And lastly, one more leaf themed activity – we had some foam leaf stickers. We used these to adorn the flower branches.
So that concludes our letter L activities. You can watch a live demo of these activities in the enclosed video, and it also shows how I prepare and set up our shelves :-)
Amidst all of this, don’t miss to have fun and shoot videos as they will be great treasures later!
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