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> Letter L > L is for Lion
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Alphabet Activity: Alphabet Letter L is for Lion
Present and display your option of L Lion alphabet printable materials listed in the materials column. This lion image has matching printable crafts and other printable materials to incorporate for the theme.
* 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.
*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.
*Coloring Activity: Encourage the children to color the image in the coloring page or worksheet.
Letter L words (initial consonant sound): Letter L Activity Worksheet and Mini Book This worksheet and matching mini book can be used as part of Letter L program of activities to reinforce letter practice and to identify related L words. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book.
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 lion 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 draw a lion behind the page or print a lion coloring page.
2. Drawing and writing paper Encourage children to draw and color a lion and write letter L l.
Online Jigsaw Puzzle: Alphabet L Lion. Problem solving skills and alphabet letter recognition
Here is an online online jigsaw puzzle the children will enjoy featuring a letter L is for Lion. The default puzzle is 6 pieces. Click on the Change Cut button to change shape and number of pieces.
*coloring and writing materials
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