Leaf Friends ~ Fall Leaf Rubbing Fun

Leaf Rubbing Craft ~ Make Leaf Friends with Leaf Rubbings

Recently we shared our Leaf Rubbing Family Tree which was launched from our leaf rubbing science project.  Not only did we make a family tree, we made a bunch of leaf friends to play games with and use as decorations! 

Leaf rubbing is a great skill to develop fine motor muscles in tiny hands but it can get frustrating for some kids.  Assist as needed to keep things fun while allowing your child to do as much independently as possible! Add a little face with a marker and you easily have a leaf friend.  A simple project for even young tots and preschoolers!

Leaf Friends -0271

Honestly the process is just so fun and simple, once we got going it was hard to stop!  We made a bunch of leaf twins to mix and match together.  This would be a great Tot School activity for younger children.  Matching skills, color ID, and tons of fun!

Leaf Friends -0332

Best of all, our leaf friends are cute fall crafts and we ended up laminating them to keep as decorations for fall! I wish I had thought to make these years ago!

Leaf Matching

See more Fall ideas here on our Pinterest board!

Bible Verse Printables Letter L

Bible Verse Printables L is for Light John 812

Our Raising Lil’ Rock Stars Bible Verse Printables for the Letter L are available to download for free! L  is for Light! This set is based on John 8:12, “I am the light of the world whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” 

Here’s a peek at the work she did at home.

Working on the coloring page, she always likes to copy the poster!

RLRS Letter L-4653



Color ~ Trace ~ Write the letter Ll…

RLRS Letter L -4750



Cut and Glue the Verse ~ this is a great word work activity for her, identifying individual words and sounds she knows as well as the Bible verse as a whole. She uses the printable that has the light gray matching words on it.

RLRS Letter L -4708



Here’s the work Ladybug did at home…

RLRS Letter L -4839



And, here’s Ladybug singing the verse for you!  The verse tune printables are only available in the bundle but you can hear the tune for Letter L in this video!  In case you don’t catch it, the tune is If You’re Happy and You Know It.


The free version is ONLY for home use.  If you will be using these printables in a church setting, private group, co-op, preschool or other group you will need to purchase the group bundle here.

Download your free Letter L printables here!

Raising Lil' Rock Stars Letter L for Light

 Scroll down until you see the graphic for letter L and click on it to download the PDF file.

Download or printing trouble? See tips here!

These printables are from Raising Lil’ Rock Stars, see more info here!



See other letters in action by clicking the graphics below!

RLRS-Letter-A-Philippians-2-5-Bible-[1]  RLRS-Letter-B-John-3-16-Bible-Verse-  RLRS-Letter-C-Genesis-1-1-Bible-Vers

RLRS-Letter-D-Isaiah-48-17--Bible-Ve[2]  RLRS-Letter-E-Philippians-2-Bible-Ve[1]  RLRS-Letter-F-Matthew-4-Bible-Verse-

RLRS-Letter-G-Matthew-28-Bible-Verse[1]  RLRS-Letter-H-Psalm-33-Bible-Verse-P  RLRS Letter I  Bible Verse Printables  RLRS Letter J John 1 Bible Verse Printables

Bible Verse Printables Letter K is for Kind Ephesians 432

Linking up with Preschool & K Community

Lalaloopsy Preschool Fun

Lalaloopsy Preschool Fun

Ladybug isn’t a huge Lalaloopsy fan, but she definitely likes them.  I added in our Lalaloopsy Preschool pack to go along with our Letter L week for some extra fun!  I have an extra low shelf in the schoolroom this year, so I cleaned it off and displayed some of our Lalaloopsy stuff there!  She LOVED it when she walked in! We already had everything except the book, which of course she didn’t even want me to read to her, I picked it up especially for this theme week!  Thankfully, later in the weeks she wanted me to read it!

Home Preschool Lalaloopsy -6692

I put most of the printables in a notebook so she could flip through and choose what she wanted to do with me.  A couple of the printables were on display, the colored matching cards were one.  She chose those first!

Home Preschool Lalaloopsy -6700


She adores the find the difference sheets, so she asked to do that one in the notebook first.

Home Preschool Lalaloopsy -6704

She was free to choose or ignore anything from her theme, here are some of the other things she chose to do…

Q-Tip painting…Home Preschool Letter Lalaloopsy -7152


Dot funHome Preschool Letter Lalaloopsy -7155


Cut, Count, GlueHome Preschool Letter Lalaloopsy -7167


Counting 1-20, and follow the Ll with fingerpaint!Home Preschool Lalaloopsy -7434

Home Preschool Lalaloopsy -7408


Shape matching, also with fingerpaint!Home Preschool Lalaloopsy -7415


Roll and GraphHome Preschool Lalaloopsy -7438

Home Preschool Lalaloopsy -7443


Her completed Lala work…Home Preschool Lalaloopsy -7451


Fin the Lalaloopsy printable pack here {free}

Free Lalaloopsy Printables


More theme printable packs…

Printable Theme Packs

See more home preschool fun over at Preschool Corner!

Preschool at Home ~ Letter L

Each week I share 2-3 posts sharing our home preschool learning.  This post is only sharing our letter focused work. If we have a theme of the week, it will be a separate post too.  All of our general play based learning will be in a final weekly wrap up post called, “Learning with Ladybug.”  I am separating out the posts to make them easier for people to find down the road when searching for specific letter/theme activities.  See our entire home preschool plan here!

Home Preschool Letter L

{disclaimer ~ affiliate links are used in this post}


We love our ABC Baskets!  I love how much she enjoys digging through them.  We play a lot together during the week exploring the contents.

Home Preschool Letter L -6686

All of the puzzles are always a favorite!Home Preschool Letter L -6728

She hopped right up on her shelf to complete them!Home Preschool Letter L -6737

Pushing the pegs into the letter LHome Preschool Letter L -6726

I drew an L on our easel and drew one ladybug.  She immediately caught on and began drawing ladybugs!

Home Preschool Letter L -6697 Home Preschool Letter L -6698

The boys added a couple, but she did most of them!  Throughout the week I found her counting them, it was a fabulous activity for her. By the end our letters were full!Home Preschool Letter L -7219


Since my girl loves to do guided crafts with me, I am trying to choose at least 2 per week that either connect to our letter of the week or our theme {if we have a special theme}.  This week I chose a ladybug craft made out of egg cartons.  I was inspired by the ladybug craft shown here, but she wanted to draw faces so ours turned out a bit differently. Theirs look a little more like actual ladybugs!

Home Preschool Letter L -6709

Home Preschool Letter L -6714

On day one we painted, and she LOVES painting so this was a big hit! 

Home Preschool Letter L -6715

On another day we used a hot glue gun to attach the black pipe cleaner antennae and the wiggly eyes.

Home Preschool Letter L -7061

She used a sharpie to draw on the mouth and the spots.

Home Preschool Letter L -7067

She played with these little friends all week long, and I am sure will continue to.  This craft was a huge success!

Home Preschool Letter L -7429

Ladybug Craft


She loves the paint cut and glue crafts from Learn, Create, Love.  This week we made the lemur

Home Preschool Letter L -7161

Home Preschool Letter L -7246

She wasn’t completely sure what a lemur was so I found a video on National Geographic for her to watch after she made her craft!

Home Preschool Letter L -7244

We also made the lion!

Home Preschool Letter L -7448

Home Preschool Letter L -7469  Home Preschool Letter L -7467



I create a binder with all of the printables I chose and allowed her to flip through and choose something to do.

Home Preschool Letter L-7083


Again, she chose to do her letter maze first! She also requested to use a Qtip again.

Home Preschool Letter L -7050


The next few printables are from the Letter L pack which is available here. This printable pack was given to us from a kind blog reader who also creates printables!

She again loved the “letter soup” as we called it.  She used a Q tip to paint all of the upper and lower case L’s the correct colors.

Home Preschool Letter L -7051


She loved the sentence building activity, and even requested to keep her letter K sentence and cards up this week also!  When I took them down, she asked where they were!   Home Preschool Letter L -6723


This week she finger painted all of the words that start with L.  Home Preschool Letter L -7412


ABC Find It! is a favorite still, so we had fun with that of course!

Home Preschool Letter L -7045


She loves ladybugs, so when she saw the ladybug dot fun in her notebook, she loved it!  She asked to use mini sponges to paint this one…

Home Preschool Letter L -7150


Working on her lowercase Animal ABCs letter l craft…

Home Preschool Letter L -7330

She LOVED the glitter glue I got her at the dollar store!

Home Preschool Letter L -7333

She asked to sue the glitter glue to color in her Letter L page too!

Home Preschool Letter L -7345


Our All About Reading Pre lesson for lowercase l was leaves and we used glue and glitter to outline them before painting!Home Preschool Letter L-7103

Home Preschool Letter L-7110

Home Preschool Letter L -7164

Finding words that start with L…

Home Preschool Letter L-7115


She loved these ladybug math games from The Measured Mom.

Home Preschool Letter L-7099

Home Preschool Letter L -7341

Our finished Letter L work

Home Preschool Letter L -7458


We used our Lalaloopsy Preschool Pack during this week also!  See that post here!

Lalaloopsy Preschool Fun

See more Letter L ideas on our L is for Pinterest board, and even more ABC ideas on my ABC Ideas board!

image  ABC-Ideas-on-Pinterest4


See more theme based printables to go with the Letter L here!


Visit Preschool Corner to see more home preschool families!

Lalaloopsy Printables

Lalaloopsy Printables

I have been asked a LOT if I would make Lalaloopsy printables and I have never done it because Ladybug showed no interest.  Recently that all changed.  I don’t even know where she saw them recently or what is different, but she thinks they are adorable now.  Not obsessed, which is a good thing, there’s way too many to buy…although I was pretty Strawberry Shortcake obsessed as a kid!  She asked if we could have a Lalaloopsy week and I knew it was time to create the printables for her and for many of you who wanted these!

There are bound to be typos, just let me know in the comments so I can fix things. These names are crazy, I had to go to Lalaloopsy school just to create the pack!

Free Lalaloopsy Printables


Download the Lalaloopsy Printables Here!

Looking for more theme based printables, see this post!