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Letter L Tot School

Letter L tot school was our first week in our new Montessori inspired homeschool classroom! It was a huge hit and gave us some extra motivation to spend time at tot school. 

The first tray was a log exploration tray. We recently had to cut down a dying Ash Tree in our back yard and have an over abundance of wood. I brought in a small log, provided a magnifying glass, some paper and colored pencils. Henry and the co-op children were then free to explore the log through touch, smell, sight. Then, they could draw their experience. 


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Henry, who generally refuses anything artistic, even participated with this tray. But, he was very literal and would draw something to closely represent the log (top right). Overall, I thought the work they came up with was amazing! 


The second tray was a lock and key set. In letter K week, we explored keys by themselves. This time we took it one step further to discover how to use keys for their proper purpose. It was a great practical life lesson, even if it was a little hard for some of the kids. 


The final tray was a repeat from the last time we did letter L tot school -- ladybug counting. Here, the kids can count the number of spots on each lady bug {painted rocks} and match it to the correct card. Henry was good at identifying the lower numbers but still choose to just look at the back {where the number was listed} for the larger ones. 


Letter L tot school activities for preschoolers and toddlers. These fun trays are easy ways to build vocabulary and work on letter and sound recognition.

Other things we did included:

Color Matching Legos to make the Letter L:

Letter L tot school activities for preschoolers and toddlers. These fun trays are easy ways to build vocabulary and work on letter and sound recognition.

Letter L word 3-part Cards:


Letter L Sensory Bin:


How have you explored the letter l with your toddler or preschooler?

Letter L tot school activities for preschoolers and toddlers. These fun trays are easy ways to build vocabulary and work on letter and sound recognition.

Comments

Audrey said…
I love that he is laying down to do the counting work - this is what my son does too! So cute!
horrendezvous said…
So many great ideas! We will definitely do a lot of these activities ourselves, thank you!
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