Little Lions

Objective

Recognize and produce the /l/ sound in a series of words that all begin with /l/.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • lion
  • like
  • large
  • little

Materials:

  • Lion headband (see below)—one for each child (optional) 
  • Picture cards (see below)  
  • Bowl 
  • Lollipops—one for each child (optional)

Overview
The children will find things that little lions like while they listen for words that begin with the /l/ sound, such as ladybug, lemon, and lollipop

Practice the skill within an activity 
Little lions like things with the /l/ sound

  • Give each child a little lion headband (see below—assemble beforehand) to wear (optional). 
  • Explain to the children that these little lions only like things that being with the /l/ sound. 
  • Have the children take turns choosing a picture card out of the bowl. 
    • If the picture card begins with the /l/ sound, have the children say, “Little lions like ___ (the picture on the card).” 
    • If the picture card does not begin with the /l/ sound, have the children say, “Little lions do not like ___ (the picture on the card),” and place the card in a discard pile.
  • When the game is over, have the children identify the picture cards in the /l/ sound pile again as you emphasize the /l/ sound.

Apply the skill
Identify the target sound

  • Help the children think of things starting with the /l/ sound that little lions might like (e.g., lollipops, lettuce, lemonade). 
  • Suggest some words that do not start with the /l/ sound and ask the children if they think a little lion would like those things.
    • If the children say no, have them repeat, “Little lions don’t like ___ (e.g., paper)!”
    • If the children say yes to a non-/l/ word, say the /l/ sound again and ask if the non-/l/ word starts with that sound, supporting as needed.
  • Give your “little lions” a lollipop to lick (optional).

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Objective
Recognize and produce the /l/ sound in a series of words that all begin with /l/.

Materials

  • Picture cards (see below)
  • Lion graphic (see below)
  • Bowl

Activity: Little Lions

  • With your child, take turns choosing a picture card from the bowl and deciding whether the picture starts with the /l/ sound or not. 
  • If the picture card begins with the /l/ sound, set it on top of the lion picture saying, "Little lions like ___ (lemons)." 
  • If the picture card does not begin with the /l/ sound, place it in a discard pile, saying, "Little lions do not like ___ (dinosaurs)." 
  • Once all the picture cards have been sorted, go through the /l/ sound pile together again, saying, "Little lions like ___." for each picture.

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