This week we are exploring the letter L. We’ve done a lot of leaf and ladybug activities, but since the holidays are coming, I wanted to do L is for Light activities. So, here are 5 that we’ve done…
1. Make the Letter L
Make the letter L, like the one shown in the above picture. I cut out shapes of Christmas lights out of construction paper. Then I had my preschooler glue on the lights. We also made a verbal list of words that start with L: lion, leopard, ladybug, large, lake, lap, lip, and of course lights.
2. Thumbprint Light Bulbs
For this activity, you will need paint and a piece of paper with a squiggly line across it. Then have your child dip their thumb into the paint and then stamp it onto the paper. I made small marks on the paper where he was supposed to put his thumbprint.
Troy loved this activity. He really wanted to do it all by himself!
And here you have the final product done by my almost-4-year old!
3. Make a Light Box
Take a large cardboard box and poke holes on the top. Then poke Christmas lights through the holes. Have your child play inside the box! My son loved using it as a fort and stored little toys inside. We did not have the lights on too long, but you may want to be cautious of this because they could get warm.
4. Lights on a Mirror
Place Christmas lights onto a big mirror. Have them explore with the lights. I used this activity to introduce the word “reflection” to my preschooler. It was a good mini-lesson.
They loved seeing their reflection!
Then I also had both boys name the colors of the lights.
This activity was especially fun because of the glow of the lights!
5. Patterns with Christmas Lights
To add in a math activity, I made some pattern worksheets with Christmas lights. I love the bright old-fashioned bulbs I used for the clip art.
There are 4 pages in these pattern worksheets. The first two have an AB pattern (meaning the colors alternate). The third page is an ABBA pattern (meaning one color, another color two times, and then the first color again). The fourth page is an ABC pattern (meaning there are three colors in the pattern). The clip art is by MareeTrueLove.com. To download your copy, click here —-> Patterns with Christmas Lights