We had so much fun learning the letter L with our preschool class. (For those new readers, I have a preschool swap program with a couple friends that have kids the same age as mine. We trade off who teaches every couple weeks. It really works out great!) So it was mine turn to teach the letter L. We had a blast Leaping like a Lion, making our own lion masks, decorating the letter L with Leaves, making L’s with play dough, and making a cute Lady bug take home project.
Ladybug supplies needed:
black construction paper
1 paper plate
Very simple… cut a paper plate in half and let the kids paint it. Once it is dry have the kids glue it on a pre-cut ladybug head and body. I used a hole puncher for the spots and crinkled construction paper strips for the legs. **This is a cross-curricular activity since it covers, art, science, and math. Take time to help the kids count the ladybug spots and talk about ladybugs and insects!
The kids really enjoyed this one! Even though it is winter out we were able to find enough leaves to do this. It was different for the kids so they thought it was pretty cool.
Lion Mask Materials
wide popsicle stick
About Jamie Hinckley
I am a mom of three crazy boys! We love life, play hard, and ALWAYS get messy! Life is busy and full of fun, jumping, crashing, skinned knees, rough housing, torn jeans, scratches, but most of all LOVE. Yes, life is crazy. Actually its completely nuts, but I wouldn't change a thing! We love life and can't wait for our next adventure... and one day, possibly a little girl! Haha!