We are back with our Animal Alphabet Letter of the Week Series! This special series is dedicated to helping you teach your students and children the letters of the alphabet in a fun, hands-on way. Each week we share alphabet crafts that your preschool of kindergarten children can make on their own. Each craft offers a chance for them to practice coloring, cutting, tracing, and gluing to make a fun animal that begins with the featured letter! Let’s get back to it with this L is for Lion craft!
Supplies for the Animal Alphabet L is for Lion Craft
Getting the Letter L Craft Ready
Print enough letter L and craft sheets for every student. You may want to print extras in case students decide they need a do-over for any reason.
Doing the Letter L Craft
Have students color the letter L. What color will your students color the lions? Yellow? Orange? Rainbow? I love seeing the creative ways my kids complete these crafts!
Once students have colored their letters, they can trace the “L l is for Lion” sentence below the letter. If you prefer not to have students trace, there is a printable in the pack without the sentence as well.
After students color their letters, pass out the craft pieces containing the lion’s face, mane, and tail. They can color these pieces to match their letter L. You’ll also want to have the students draw on facial features now (before gluing the piece to the paper).
Last, children can look at the example attached to their craft sheets to glue each piece in the appropriate place on their letters.
Note: Make sure the children glue the lion’s mane on before the head.
Isn’t this a friendly looking lion? I’d follow this craft up with reading of a classic lion book, like The Lion and the Mouse.