Do me a favor. Set aside any preconceived notions you might have about worksheets. Trust me, I agree with you: boring, repetitive, easy, and do not encourage creativity, teamwork, or critical thinking. But these worksheets, friends, are NONE of those things! The Free Printable Letter L Worksheets: Tracing, Letter Recognition, Alphabet Sounds offer a ton of diverse activities to practice handwriting, letter names, letter sounds, and more! I have provided an entire packet of amazing activities for Letter L. All you need to do is print and decide how to implement creatively with your students to go from sit-down work to engaging learning.
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Learning About Uppercase and Lowercase Letters:
STUDYING THE ALPHABET WITH PRESCHOOLERS AND KINDERGARTENERS
LEARNING THE ALPHABET IS AN EXCITING MILESTONE FOR YOUNG LEARNERS. ONCE KIDS LEARN ALL OF THE LETTERS AND SOUNDS, THEY ARE READY TO UNLOCK THE MAGIC OF READING.
Although there are only 26 letters in the alphabet, there are lots of different angles to cover when teaching it! Students must learn the names of both uppercase and lowercase letters, as well as the sound(s) associated with each letter.
Not to mention the huge task of teaching kids pre-writing skills and letter formation so they can properly form and write each of those letters (upper and lowercase, of course).
All that begin said, I still LOVE teaching letters, sounds, and even handwriting. The amount of progress students make in a year of preschool or kindergarten is stunning and something to be celebrated.
I created the Letter L packet to hit all of the key areas around letter L: recognition, sound practice, and opportunities to practice writing it.
The beauty of this packet is that you can use it a million different ways depending on your week’s curriculum goals.
This is what you’ll find within the Letter L tracing and sound worksheets:
- Letter Tracing: THREE different versions, depending on abilities/motor skill development
- Cut and Sort: Uppercase vs. Lowercase and First Sound Pictures
- Read and Color: Sight Words/First Sound/CVC and CVCC Words
- Find the Letter Worksheets: I Spy and Grid formats
- Roll and Write: A fun dice game to practice writing Letter L
- Rainbow Writing: A colorful way to complete a tracing letter worksheet
- First Sound: Pictures and words to help children hear the /l/ sound at the beginning of words
- Do-a-dot Marker: Large letter shapes to help young learners explore Letter L
What Can Children Learn From Letter L Worksheets for Preschool?
PRESCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN LETTER WORKSHEETS
LEARNING THE ENTIRE ALPHABET BY LETTER NAME, LETTER SOUND, AND LETTER FORMATION IS A TALL, TALL ORDER. CHILDREN NEED TONS OF REPETITION AND ENCOURAGEMENT ALONG THE WAY.
The free letter tracing worksheets will help young learners explore Letter L from many different angles. They can easily be turned into partner activities, literacy center games, or hands-on activities with a little bit of tweaking.
And ultimately, students do need to put pencil to paper to practice tracing/writing each letter of the week.
Here are some “big picture” questions to pose and keep in mind when teaching letters of the alphabet:
- What are the letters in your name?
- How many sounds do you have in your name?
- What other words start with the /l/ sound?
- Does letter L have curvy lines, straight lines, or both?
- Does lowercase l look the same as uppercase L?
Why Is It Important For Kids To Do Preschool Letter Worksheets?
Besides the fact that kids love feeling proud for a job well-done (and recognized), learning letters is a super important component of early learning that can predict future academic success.
How to Make the Free Printable Letter L Worksheets
Just print the letter L alphabet printables.
Kids can use these to write the letter L, sort sounds, and sort uppercase letters and lowercase letters.
Once the worksheets are laminated, use the traceable letter worksheets-free-over and over again!
First Sound Cards
The free beginning letter sounds worksheets Find and Color pages make a great literacy center activity where students can name the pictures, identify the beginning sound, and place an object on those that begin with /l/.
Laminate the letter tracing worksheets for free and use dry erase markers for easy, repeated practice on letter formation and fine motor skills.
The do-a-dot Letter L letter formation worksheet lends itself to a nice playdough mat. Protect the page with laminating film or pockets, and allow students to roll, squish and sculpt playdough letters.
Hide letters in the sensory bin and ask students to search for uppercase and lowercase L. Use one of the free beginning sounds worksheets to place the Ls on when found..
Make an L Book
Students that are ready for sight word reading can staple the Read and Color pages together to make a Letter D book for practice.
Play a Game
Many of the pages in the Letter L letter recognition worksheet packet can easily be converted into simple games where students get practice rolling dice, taking turns, and placing or moving objects onto a “gameboard.”