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  1. Ladybugs on a Log

    Give a banana and a plate to each child. Let them put sunflower seeds on the banana to represent ladybugs on a log.

  2. Lemonade

    Squeeze the juice of 1/2 lemon into a glass with 1/2 cup water. Sweeten to taste and add ice cubes.

  3. "L" Snacks-licorice, ladyfingers, lollipops, lettuce, limes, lemons

  4. Lady Bug Juice - Freeze grape juice in ice trays. Drop the cubes in red juice. The grape ice cubes are the ladybug spots.
    Idea submitted by: JavaJan32--thanks!

  5. Lady Bug cup cakes - turn cup cake upside down, red icing and black M&M for spots. Peanut butter cup for a head. Dip pretzel sticks in melted chocolate to use for the legs and line down its back.
    Idea submitted by: JavaJan32--thanks!

  1. Little

    I am the sister of him
    And he is my brother,
    He is too little for us
    To talk to each other.

    So every morning I show him
    My doll and my book;
    But every morning he still is
    Too little to look.

    ~Dorothy Aldis~

  2. Lawn Mower

    I'm the gardener today,
    I push the lawn-mower
    Across the grass,
    Zwuzz, wisssh, zwuzz, wisssh.

    I'm the lawn's barber,
    I'm cutting
    Its green hair

    I push the lawn-mower
    Across the grass,
    Zwuzz, wisssh.

    ~Dorothy Baruch~

  3. Lazy Jane


    ~Shel Silverstein~

  1. Cut big L's from construction paper. Let children find "L" pictures in magazines. Cut pictures and paste on outline of L.

  2. Leaf Pictures

    Let children collect pretty autumn leaves. Put between two layers of waxed paper. Then let them shave old crayons onto the leaves, using a popsicle stick or craft stick. Press the waxed paper together, using a warm iron. The colors are beautiful. These pictures can then be matted.

  3. Lion and Lamb

    Use a prepared picture of lion and lamb for each child. Let them put orange and yellow yarn on the lion for his mane and use cotton for the lamb.

  4. We are on "Ll" now and one of our projects is a lion made from a paper plate. I glue on a lion face in the center which the children color and then we use yellow and orange tissue paper to glue around for his mane. This great idea from Kara. Thanks!!

  5. Log Cabins

    Collect small milk cartons for each child. After they are washed and dried, let them cover the cartons with pretzels, using glue.

  1. Put lollipops in a jar and let the children estimate how many in the jar.

  2. Use licorice whips to make shapes.

  3. Make a classroom graph to find out the students' favorite lollipop flavor.

  4. Introduce the concepts of long and short, large and small, left and right, and little and big.

  1. Light Activities

    Using various materials at a window, see if light can pass through them. Examples: cellophane, crepe paper, tissue paper, waxed paper.

  2. Unit studies: Living and non-living things, lambs, lions, ladybugs, Abraham Lincoln, lobsters

  1. Pretend to be lobsters, moving and stretching their arms and legs, as if ready to snap at something.

  2. Pretend to be a fierce lion, prowling around the jungle. Roar at each other like lions would.

  3. Play "Follow the Leader".

  4. Lost Lamb

    Children sit in a circle with a group of "lambs" in the center. One child leaves the room and one of the lambs is picked to leave the circle and hide. The returning child has to identify the lost lamb.

  5. Teach and act out the following words: leap, lunge, look, laugh.
    Idea submitted by: Tammy. Thanks.

  6. Ladybug Toss

    Toss ladybug bean bags onto a leaf. Player say a word that starts with "L" before they toss their ladybug.
    Idea submitted by: JavaJan32--thanks!

  7. Picnic with Lunchbags

    We use brown and white lunch bags and color them. We also write the words lunch bags on the front and cut a picture of what we want to eat and place inside the bags.We then sit on the floor and open the bags and pretend to be on a picnic. Idea sent by Joyce--Thanks!

**Note: The following books may be found in your local library, or purchased from Amazon if the book title is a link.


Ladybird Quickly by Juliet Kepes
Leaf Book by Anne Orange
Lentil by Robert McCloskey
Lion by William DuBois
Leo the Late Bloomer (sent in by Kelly). Thanks, Kelly!
A Lion for Lewis (also sent in by Kelly)

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