Teaching L Words for Kindergarten

Welcome to our educational series about teaching the letters of the alphabet!  In this blog post, we’ll focus on teaching L words for kindergarten.

Teaching L words for kindergarten. Alphabet activities, printable worksheets, and lists of words that start with L. #alphabet

Learning letters is an essential step in early childhood education, laying the foundation for reading, writing, and language development. By introducing the letter “L” to young learners, we can ignite their curiosity and cultivate a love for learning that will stay with them throughout their educational journey.

Activities That Start With L

  1. Lollipop Decorating: Provide plain lollipops and a variety of edible decorations such as sprinkles, candies, and edible glitter. Let the kids decorate their lollipops using these materials. It’s a fun and tasty activity that allows for creativity and fine motor skills development.
  2. Leaf Art: Take a nature walk with the kids and collect various leaves of different shapes and sizes. Then, provide art supplies like paper, glue, and crayons or markers. Let the kids create leaf art by gluing the leaves onto the paper and using the crayons or markers to draw around them or add details. This activity promotes outdoor exploration and artistic expression.
  3. Letter Hunt: Prepare a set of alphabet cards or write letters on small pieces of paper. Hide the letter cards around the house or in a designated play area. Encourage the kids to find the hidden letters and name them aloud as they discover them. This activity helps reinforce letter recognition and can be turned into a friendly competition or a collaborative game.
  4. Limbo: Set up a limbo stick (a broomstick or pool noodle can work) at a suitable height. Play lively music and take turns having the kids try to go under the stick by bending backward without touching it. Lower the stick each round to increase the challenge. Limbo is a fun activity that promotes physical activity, coordination, and flexibility.
  5. Lemonade Stand:  Let the kids learn how to make homemade lemonade and sell it to their friends.

Teaching L words for kindergarten. Alphabet activities, printable worksheets, and lists of words that start with L. #alphabet

Teaching L words for kindergarten. Alphabet activities, printable worksheets, and lists of words that start with L. #alphabet

Printable Alphabet Worksheets and Activities

Here is a collection of printable alphabet activities, and letter l worksheets,  you can do when teaching letters and sounds.

Alphabet Vocabulary Words and Picture Cards

Free Alphabet Playdoh Mats

Alphabet Q-Tip Painting

Alphabet SuperStars

Beginning Sounds Picture Sort

Alphabet Letter Search

Alphabet Coloring Pages

Check out the complete alphabet activity pack HERE, including pocket chart cards, sorts, and write the room activities.

alphabet worksheets and printable activities to do with prek, kindergarten, and first grade kids. #alphabet

To introduce letter l words to kindergarten children, I recommend integrating word and picture cards into their daily life routines.

These alphabet word cards come with lowercase l and uppercase L cards, along with picture cards and words cards that have easy words that start with /l/ – both have a corresponding picture to help build the child’s vocabulary.

Teaching L words for kindergarten. Alphabet activities, printable worksheets, and lists of words that start with L. #alphabet

​List of L Words

Here’s a list of 50 words that start with the letter “L,”.  This list of words can be used for a variety of letter recognition activities appropriate for kindergarten, sorted in alphabetical order:

  1. Lamb
  2. Ladybug
  3. Lake
  4. Leaf
  5. Lemon
  6. Lighthouse
  7. Lion
  8. Lips
  9. Listen
  10. Little
  11. Llama
  12. Log
  13. Lollipop
  14. Love
  15. Lunch
  16. Lunchbox
  17. Lizard
  18. Lock
  19. Leaflet
  20. Library
  21. Line
  22. Letter
  23. Laugh
  24. Light
  25. Leg
  26. Lemonade
  27. Locust
  28. Lovely
  29. Lunar
  30. Lucky
  31. Lobster
  32. Lullaby
  33. Lumber
  34. Laptop
  35. Lantern
  36. Lavender
  37. Laundry
  38. Leafy
  39. Life
  40. Lime
  41. Littlest
  42. Lively
  43. Low
  44. Luau
  45. Lunchtime
  46. Luxury
  47. Lyric
  48. Ladybird
  49. Lightning
  50. Land

Teaching L words for kindergarten. Alphabet activities, printable worksheets, and lists of words that start with L. #alphabet

Animals that Start with L

This word list is compiled of animals that begin with the letter l.  Learning about different animals is typically so much fun for kindergarten kids.  From big cats to sneaky amphibians, little children are drawn to animals.

Use this list as a bridge from teaching about animals to fun alphabet activities.

  1. Lion
  2. Leopard
  3. Llama
  4. Lemur
  5. Lynx
  6. Ladybug
  7. Lobster
  8. Lamb
  9. Lemming
  10. Loon
  11. Longhorn
  12. Land fish
  13. Leatherback Turtle
  14. Lemon Shark
  15. Leopard Seal
  16. Leech
  17. Lionfish
  18. Lizard
  19. Locust
  20. Lorikeet
  21. Lovebird

Teaching L words for kindergarten. Alphabet activities, printable worksheets, and lists of words that start with L. #alphabet

Tips for Teaching the Letter L

  1. Letter Recognition: Introduce the uppercase and lowercase forms of the letter “L” to the children. Show them examples of the letter in various fonts and sizes.  These alphabet letter hunts are perfect to help them to identify and recognize the letter in different contexts.
  2. Phonics and Sound: Teach the sound that the letter “L” makes. Practice saying words that begin with or contain the “L” sound, such as “lion,” “leaf,” or “lollipop.” Emphasize the sound of the letter “L” to help children associate it with the corresponding phonetic sound.
  3. Visual and Tactile Activities: Engage children in multisensory activities to reinforce letter recognition. Let them trace the letter “L” using their fingers on textured surfaces like sandpaper or play dough.
  4. Letter Formation: Teach children how to write the letter “L” by demonstrating the correct stroke order and formation. Practice writing the letter using different mediums, such as markers, crayons, or chalk. Encourage them to trace and copy the letter independently.
  5. Word and Picture Associations: Introduce simple vocabulary words that begin with the letter “L” and show corresponding pictures. For example, these alphabet cards have both word cards and picture cards to learn easy L words.
  6. Storytime: Incorporate books and stories that prominently feature words starting with the letter “L.” Read aloud to the children and pause when encountering “L” words, encouraging them to identify and repeat those words. This helps reinforce the letter’s sound and its usage in context.
  7. Alphabet Printable Activities: Mix up the alphabet activities with magnetic letters, pocket chart activities, letter hunts, and more!  You can over 400 pages of printable activities in this Alphabet Bundle
  8. Reinforcement through Play: Incorporate letter “L” learning into games or playful activities. Play games like “I Spy” where children find objects that begin with the “L” sound or have them sort objects into “L” and non-“L” categories. This gamified approach can make learning enjoyable and memorable.

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Teaching L Words for Kindergarten

Teaching L words for kindergarten. Alphabet activities, printable worksheets, and lists of words that start with L. #alphabet

L Words for Kindergarten