Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Tuesday Teachings - The Letter L

Another week, another letter. This week we had fun learning all about the letter L. Please feel free to download a copy of the letter L below.

Letter L

Some words that start with the letter L : Late, Lose, Love, Link, Lion, Laces, List, Lip and Lay

For our lesson, we focused on Lamb, Leaves, and Lady Bugs.

First up for us is Lamb. We printed out the letter L and then my son glued cotton balls to the L while I cut out a face for the Lamb. We then glued on the face and drew on an ear and four legs. My son always enjoys an activity that involves glue so this was a big hit.

For the next craft, we pulled out the glue again. This time we printed out the letter L and glued Leaves that we collected from the yard all over the L. We also made the Leaf necklace that we featured yesterday but my son has already misplaced it so I was unable to get a picture.

Continuing the Leave theme, we also made some Leaf Rubbings. It was later in the evening by now so instead of going outside to collect leaves, we used the leaf rubbing plates that I had stashed in my supplies. This would work just as easily though with real leaves. Lay the leaves back side up on a table, lay a piece of paper on top and then use the side of a crayon to rub it over the leaf to get the impression.

For the last activity, we made Lady Bugs. I took the round yard sale stickers that you can buy at any big box store and cut a few rows of them in half. My son then stuck the halves on a letter L. We then drew in the spots and the antennas.

Foods that start with the letter L: Lamb, Liver, Lollipop, Lettuce, Lemons, Limes, Licorice and Lox.

For our snack, we went with a great activity that I found on The Idea Room. If you have not checked out this site yet, give it a try. She has some great ideas on there. Our Lollipop Cookies were very easy. The dough was a great sensory activity for my son. He is not great at rolling dough into a snake just yet but he had a lot of fun trying.

We used packaged sugar cookie dough and divided it in fourths and colored each section with food color, red, blue, green and yellow. We then put it back in the refrigerator with each color wrapped individually in plastic wrap for about 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Then we pulled it back out and divided each color into about 10 balls each.

Next we took one of each ball and pressed them together and rolled them out into snakes. We then  wound the snakes around and around until all of the dough was gone.

Before you bake, put a lollipop stick into each cookie. Ours baked for about 10 minutes but follow your recipe's bake time.

The Attached Mama's Alphabet Craft Collection


  1. Thank you for commenting on my blog about the glasses...I will be sure not to let my son wear fun sunglasses, LOL!
    I decided to check out your blog and I'm so glad I did! I LOVE all your creative ideas and will definitely be back to get some ideas I can do with Tobin! So fun! Thanks again for stopping by!

  2. Oh my these Letter Ls and lollipop cookies look awesome fun! What a great post about L! It really is a great way to learn the alphabet. My son learnt "O" and "D" by making alphabet cookies for Opapa and Daddy!

    Would love for you to link up with Kids Get Crafty over at Red Ted Art. The link is every Wednesday and here is this week's http://www.redtedart.com/2010/09/08/kids-get-crafty-eric-carle-homemade-puzzles/

    Hopefully see you there?!



  3. What a great week. Love those lollipops and the cute little lamb. I'm featuring you today on Tot Tuesdays:


    Have a great week!

  4. Maggy,

    Thansk for the compliments and we will be thrilled to link up on Wednesday. Thanks for the offer.

  5. Jenn,

    Thanks for featuring us on your Tot Tuesday lessons. We check your site often for some ideas to use with our kids and to show the teachers that we see on a daily basis. Thanks again!

  6. Just AMAZING ideas. Simply Amazing. Thank you so much for sharing your ideas on the Ultimate Alphabet Craft Collection.

    Could you please add a link back to the collection? I have a button that you can use on my blog if that makes it easier.

    Thanks so much!

    Your fan,
    Cathy aka The Attached Mama