Letter L > Leaf
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Leaf rubbing activity
Here are printable materials and some
suggestions to present letter L. The presentation
ideally should be part of leaf
themed activities and/or crafts.
Display and observe real leaves.
Activity 1: Science > Plants > Learn about Leaves
Present some information about leaves.
Leaf information, images and a simple activity:
1 Leaves are important to trees and plants
2 Leaves have different shapes and textures
3 Leaves are simple or compound (many leaflets)
4 Leaves have veins. These help move food and water to the
5 Activity: Make a leaf rubbing to see the veins. Use this drawing
and writing paper to make the rubbing. Practice writing letter L.
The season and how leaves turn colors > A
Year in the Life of a Tree
Alphabet Activity > Letter L is for Leaf
Present and display your option of printable
materials listed in the materials column.
Finger and Pencil Tracing:
Trace letter L's in upper and lower case with your finger as you also sound out the
letter. Invite the children to do the same on their coloring
page (first presentation) or handwriting practice worksheet.
Encourage the children to trace the dotted letters
with your choice of sharpened crayon, fine tip marker, coloring or regular pencil
and demonstrate the direction of the arrows and numbers that help them trace the
letter correctly. During the demonstration, you may want to
count out loud as you trace so children become aware of how the number
order aids them in the writing process.
Coloring Activity: Encourage
the children to color the image in the coloring page or
Find the letter L's: Have the children find all the
letter L's in upper and lower case on the page and encourage them to circle
or trace/shade them first. Visit each child to make sure they
have identified the letter L's and then discuss the locations with the poster.
Letter L words (initial consonant sound): Letter
L Activity Worksheet and Mini-Book
This page and matching mini
book can be used as part of Letter L program of activities
to reinforce letter practice and to identify related letter L words.
Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet
Discuss other letter L words and images: First 'brainstorm' and
ask the children about other words that have that beginning sound and
write them on a board (dry erase board) as the children come up with
example. You can print letter L in a different bright color to
make it stand out. If you have illustrated alphabet books you
can also use images in them. You can also display other L posters and
coloring pages or even make a letter L classroom book using coloring
images or color posters. Visit Letter
L Printable Materials to make your choice.
Letter L Word
Search & Handwriting Practice
The four and six word search game features a leaf and letter L
words with pictures and handwriting practice.
Advanced independent handwriting practice:
1. Print your choice of printable
lined-paper and encourage children to: (choose an option)
* draw and color a leaf behind
* print a leaf coloring page to color and decorate > maple
leaves or oak
* paste paper or real fallen leaves to make a collage
and writing paper Encourage children to draw and color a
leaf or leaves and
write letter L l.
Craft activities related to leaves >
* Crafts with leaves: Turkey
Leaves Crafts (various)
* Dress a
tree for a season
coloring and writing materials