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#966. "L" letter ideas

Reading/Writing, level: Elementary
Posted Thu Apr 8 12:58:30 PDT 1999 by Jan k/ne and the Early Childhood Ring (jblecha@genie.esu10.k12.ne.us).
Dudley Elementary,
Concepts Taught: "L" letter activities

L letter ideas

Letter L

Leaves
Like a leaf and a feather
in the windy weather
we ill whirl and twril about
and then sink down together

This is not a language or math activity, but I did it last year and the kids
LOVED it! We made lion and lamb cookies - I think I got the idea from
Mailbox or some similar book!
For the lion cookies, we used a sugar cookie (pre-baked) for each child. We
smeared peanut butter across the surface. Then 1/2 of a broken vanilla wafer
for each ear, candy corn with the tips in the center around the perimeter,
and chocolate chip eyes and nose. I used chocolate gel icing (in a tube) for
the mouth. The lambs were also a sugar cookie. We spread marshmallow fluff
(creme) around the outer edge of the cookie. Two halves of a chocolate wafer
were the ears, and chocolate chip eyes and nose. Also chocolate gel icing
for the mouth.
Good luck!
Elise in NY
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Found in the Feb/March 1994 Mailbox

Cute lion using hearts. Cut one large heart (body), one medium (head), two
small (paws) and two tiny (ears), cut out from brown paper. From yellow cut
out another heart shape that is bigger than the medium one. This is the
lion's mane and you will want to fringe around it. For the muzzle cut a
small/tiny heart out of black and it will be upside down. Make even smaller
hearts (2) for the eye brows
Glue together.

Dandy lions... cut out flower stem and leaves and then head shape for the
flower part. Deco with face and put 2 inch yarn around for the mane.

Lambs and Lions ( London Bridge)
Lions and lambs come out to play, out to play, out to play.
Lions and lambs come out to play.
Lambs and lions! (have partners face each other, holding hands and swinging
arms from side to side.)

Lions stand up and lambs sit down, lambs sit down, lambs sit down.
Lions stand up and lambs sit down.
Lambs and Lions! ( sit or stand as directed)

(Repeat the song, inserting new movements or sounds to match the verses)
Lambs all walk and lions jog
Lions twist and lambs jump up
Lambs say, "Baa" and lions Roar!

Make books make one about lions or lambs.

Lamb facts
I have a coat of wool
People often shear or cut off my wool.
My coat can be spun into yarn.
A group of us is called a flock
Our babies sometimes start out black and turn white.
I'm a tame animal.

Lion facts
A group of us is called a pride
I'm a cat that's about six feet long
The hair on my head and neck is called a mane.
Our babies are covered with spots. The spots fade as the babies get older.
Females do most of our hunting.
I'm a wild animal

You can put these facts on a chart... let them tell you things first OR they
can put them in sacks that you have deco that look like lion/lamb

Use lion/lamb on calendar.
Cut outs of different animals, have them classify wild/tame.

Hope some of these ideas from Mailbox help.

Sandy/K/MO
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The letter L

I Love to Sing for the Letter L
Sung to "Deck the Hall"

I love to sing for the letter L,
La-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la-la.
I like the things that L can tell,
La-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la-la
Light the lamp and lick the lollipop,
La-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la-la
I just love the letter L,
La-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la-la.

Make a tactile letter L by pasting smal pieces of lace on a precut L.

Use "lacing" cards.
Go on a "litter" walk
Sing a "lullaby"
play "leapfrog"
From: Loretta_Kusak@misd.wednet.edu (Loretta Kusak)
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Mystery box: lemon, leaf, or a log

Lollipops: Use lollipops for estimation jar. Share with class later in
the week!

Lady: I purchased a large puppet of The Old Lady Who Swallowed....." and
got a cute poem from the Mailbox magazine. However, instead of putting in
--perhaps she'll die--We learn this poem: I know an old lady who swallowed
a one.........I hope she's done! Perhaps she'll die was just not
appropriate after the year we've had.

Ladybug: Cut a round potato in half. Dip the flat side of the potato in
a tray of red paint and press on paper to make the shape of a ladybug. Add
head and shield with brush and use thumbprints in paint for spots.

Leaves: Laminate an assortment of leaves for sorting and patterning.

Listening Center: Use an assortment of tapes, books, poems, and songs in
the listening area to help students develop listening skills.

Letters: Read The Jolly Postman by Janet and Allan Ahlberg and let
students dictate letters to send to other storybook characters. Good class
activity!

Lather: Let students fingerpaint with shaving cream (lather) on tabletops.
Good room freshener and hand cleaner! ;o)

Lace: Ask parents for odds and ends of lace to use on a large letter
L--lacing activities are good for developing small muscles in hands, also.

Library: Arrange for class to visit the school or public library.

Line up: Use different methods of lining up, i.e., boys and girls, girls
and boys, color of hair, dresses or jeans, color of eyes, color of jackets,
long sleeves/short sleeves, etc.

Lunch: For a real patience tester, have your class bring their lunch back
to your room from the cafeteria and eat lunch with them.

Enjoy! ~Va/K/MO
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Leaf printing.

Little Lamb. Draw a little lamb and make loop patterns on the body.

Sing Looby Loo

Put spots on a Leopard

Lucky Dip

Lovely Long List
lollipop
lips
lamp
lion
lightning
ladder
leaves
legs
left leg
laugh
letter
lemon
library
lighthouse

Game: Lie down/ Leap up

*Leaf Wreaths
Have the children collect various and interesting leaves. Take a paper plate
and cut the center out of it. Have the children glue their leaves around the
outer edge to make a wreath. Attach a paper clip on the back and you can
display their wreaths on the wall.

*Lacing Cards
Use old greeting cards you have received and glue the two folds together.
Punch holes around the edge in various patterns. Give each children a piece
of yarn and they can practice their sewing skills by lacing cards.

*Leap Frog
Ask the children to play a game of leap frog. Every time they leap over a
person, they can say the letter "L".

*Lasagna
Have the children help you make Lasagna for lunch. They can help layer the
noodles, hamburger and sauce. Have someone help cover the dish and set the
timer. Select one person to monitor the timer's progress so everyone knows
when lunch will be ready.


*LOG CABIN
Refrigerator box
lots of toilet paper rolls
glue brushes
White glue
tagboard

Bring box into the classroom. Lay it on its side, cut out a large door and
several large windows. Have glue in margarine tubs and the box of paper
toilet paper rolls near by. Let the children brush glue on the rolls and
attach them in rows to the box. Continue until the whole box is covered with
LOGS.

*Lion mask
Materials: paper plates,craft sticks,masking tape, yellow paint,paint
brushes,lion faces, glue,cake pan,scissors

Adult: put two pieces of masking tape on the edge of the cake pan, for each
child; prepare glue and paint. Give each child a paper plate, and paint the
outside crimped edges with yellow paint, down to the center, but not in the
center. Allow to dry one hour. Using paint brushes and thinned glue,
children
glue their lion faces into the center circle of the plate. Using scissors,
make cuts from the edge of the plate towards the center, not cutting the
face, every 1-2 inches, all the way around. Slightly fold up every other
piece, to give dimension. ADULT: Cut out eyes. Place a craft stick on the
BACK of the plate, leaving enough for child to hold as handle; have child
tape the stick on.
Sandy ( compiled from different sources)
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graph favorite lunches - soup, sandwich or pasta.
Children decorate lunchbox shape.
Collect leaves, sort and play matching games;
make leaf people or designs; leaf rubbings;
froot loop patterned necklaces. Louise
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L: LIGHT
SHOW:
Hold your hand up in the sunlight. What do you see? Do this outside.

IDEAS:
You can see the shadow of the hand. It forms when light is blocked by an
object through which light cannot pass. A shadow is an area that is not
reached by the light.

Sandy
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Activity L
Children make great lazy lumps on logs. This is a wonderful outdoor
activity. I love to do this on a nice summer day or in the winter when you
need a fast moving outdoor activity. Find a nice grassy area or soft new
snow. Have your child lie down with his arms by his side and roll like a
log. What kind of a pattern do their shoulders make? Pretend you are on a
gentle hill, then a steep hill. How does a log roll in each case? Can the
children understand that a log will roll faster on a steeper hill? You may
wish to cut a small twig and place it in a box at different angles to see
when the twig starts to
roll and when it rolls the fastest.

L: Leap frog is a great indoor or outdoor game that many have
forgotten from the past. Leaping across the room to music
is also great fun.

Letter Ll
•Leaf Wreaths
Have the children collect various and interesting leaves. Take a paper
plate and cut the
center out of it.
Have the children glue their leaves around the outer edge to make a
wreath. Attach a
paper clip on the
back and you can display their wreaths on the wall.

•Lacing Cards
Use old greeting cards you have received and glue the two folds
together. Punch holes
around the edge in
various patterns. Give each children a piece of yarn and they can
practice their sewing
skills by lacing
cards.

•Leap Frog
Ask the children to play a game of leap frog. Every time they leap over
a person, they
can say the letter
"L".

•Lasagna
Have the children help you make Lasagna for lunch. They can help layer
the noodles,
hamburger and
sauce. Have someone help cover the dish and set the timer. Select one
person to monitor
the timer's
progress so everyone knows when lunch will be ready.

•LOG CABIN
Refrigerator box
lots of toilet paper rolls
glue brushes
White glue
tagboard

Bring box into the classroom. Lay it on its side, cut out a large door
and several large
windows. Have glue
in margarine tubs and the box of paper toilet paper rolls near by. Let
the children
brush glue on the rolls
and attach them in rows to the box. Continue until the whole box is
covered with LOGS.

•Lion mask
Materials: paper plates,craft sticks,masking tape, yellow paint,paint
brushes,lion faces, glue,cake pan,scissors

Adult: put two pieces of masking tape on the edge of the cake pan, for
each child;
prepare glue and paint.
Give each child a paper plate, and paint the outside crimped edges with
yellow paint,
down to the center,
but not in the center. Allow to dry one hour. Using paint brushes and
thinned glue,
children glue their lion
faces into the center circle of the plate. Using scissors, make cuts
from the edge of
the plate towards the
center, not cutting the face, every 1-2 inches, all the way around.
Slightly fold up
every other piece, to
give dimension. ADULT: Cut out eyes. Place a craft stick on the BACK of
the plate,
leaving enough for
child to hold as handle; have child tape the stick on.


Kim ;D
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