Here are some ideas just for subscribers of Bright Ideas. This post shares part of the letter series for preschoolers. Here are ideas for the letter “L”.

(Update 10/2014: I decided this session plan was too much fun to lock away. It is now open access.)

Lovely Letter L

Write the Lovely Letter “L”

Do the Scarf Letter Writing  upper case “L” from  “The Sounds of Emerging Literacy”.

Lovely Letter “L” Lemons (and Limes)

Sing to “Two Big Lemons” from Homeschool Share Alphabet Notebook “L” to “Way Up High in the Apple Tree” or “This Old Man”. Use egg shakers for your lemons. Mix it up and sing about limes.

Lovely Letter “L” Ladybugs

Sing to the tune “London Bridges”. (Source unknown.)  Add a dot to the ladybug for each verse.

Ladybug has (one) black spot, (one) black spot, (one) black spot.

Ladybug has (one) black spot. Pretty Ladybug.

Lovely Letter “L” Lollipop

Sing just the chorus of the Chordettes “Lollipop”. Play instruments you can scrape or shakers during the “Lollipop, lollipop oh lolli lollipop” portion, pausing(silent) until a drum plays “pop”. Create some preset ideas for flavors – cherry, lime, chocolate, etc. singing the flavor in place of the “oh lolli liolli” portion.

Lovely Letter “L” Lobster

Sing “Larry the Lobster” by Lynn Kleiner. Use props or images to make it more fun. Have the children take turns being Larry and the other sea creatures.

Lovely Letter “L” Leprechaun

This is a modification of the Primary Success game “Leprechaun, Leprechaun, Where’s Your Gold?”. Have a green hat or other item to designate a child as the leprechaun. Hide or place in view pictures of things that begin with the letter “L”. If children are young, have a matching set of the images so they know what they are looking for. Sing the following tune to “I’m a Little Teapot”.

Leprechaun, Leprechaun, where’s your _____?
Somebody stole it, they are bold,
Under the rainbow, behind a tree
Find your ____ as quick as can be!

Count in time until the item is found. Taking turns being the leprechaun. Images could include: legs, lips, lasagna. Legos, limes, a light.

Lovely Letter “L” Moves and Sounds

Move and make sounds with this song sung to Woody Guthrie’s “Car Song”

(Movement or sound) like a (“L” item) (3x)

Stop and listen to what’s next.

Movement ideas include: rolling like a log; crawl like a lizard; connect like a Lego; zig-zag like lightning; climb-up the ladder; climb-down the ladder.

Sounds could include baa like a lamb; roar like a lion; growl like a leopard.

I’d love to hear your favorite Lovely Letter “L” songs for preschoolers. Share them in the comments below.

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