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!

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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!

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

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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


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

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


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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

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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.

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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

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

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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!

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

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

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

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

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Ladybug Craft


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

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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!

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We also made the lion!

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

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

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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.

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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!

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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…

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Working on her lowercase Animal ABCs letter l craft…

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

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

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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

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Finding words that start with L…

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She loved these ladybug math games from The Measured Mom.

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Our finished Letter L work

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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!

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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!


Theme Printables K-O

Theme Printables K through O

Other Posts in this Series…

Theme Printables A-E

Theme Printables F-J

Theme Printables P-T

Theme Printables U-Z

I wrote about my views on using themes with young kids, and there are certainly a LOT of early childhood themes to choose from! When you begin planning, Pinterest and Google can be a bit overwhelming! I am creating this series to help you with your planning. I have gathered all FREE theme based printable packs {mainly early childhood focused, tots-1st grade} that I am aware of and sorted them by letter so you can browse through and get ideas all in one place! I did NOT include holiday based packs, simply because there are so many and they are pretty easy to find when holidays roll around.

I have included free printable theme packs from bloggers around the web including; Homeschool Creations, 2 Teaching Mommies, Spell Outloud, 3 Dinosaurs, Confessions of a Homeschooler, Me & Marie Learning, Ooopsey Daisy, All Our Days, Creative Learning Fun, Royal Baloo, 123 Homeschool 4 Me, Lawteedah, Our Little Monkeys, Creative Preschool Resources, Our Country Road, Homeschool Share, Gift of Curiosity, This Reading Mama, and Over the Big Moon. {if any of you ladies notice an error/edit please let me know!}

If the pack was created by another blogger, I listed their {blog name} in the brackets. If there aren’t any brackets, I made it!

Letter KTheme Printables K through O

Letter LTheme Printables K through O

Letter MTheme Printables K through O

Letter NTheme Printables K through O

Letter OTheme Printables K through O

Looking for more printables?

 Theme-Printables-A-through-E5  Theme Printables F through J  Theme Printables P through T  Theme Printables U through Z

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Other posts about using THEMES with young kiddos…

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Tot School ~ Letter L

~Ladybug is currently 37 months old~


The items are all available here on the Animal ABCs webpage. {files are released for free when they are posted on the Totally Tots blog for the ABC feature, letter L is not free yet, but it will be once it is posted on Totally Tots!}.

Here are some Letter L and Llama ideas for you…


I brought finger paint out and she LOVED it…IMG_6877

Really, really loved it.IMG_6881

She spent some time tracing with a regular marker too,IMG_6952

Screaming at me to stop taking her picture {2 seconds later she was asking me to see her picture}IMG_6953


Here she is working on Letter Ll Dot Fun, first she colored in all of the dots.  This set is included in the Animal ABC Bundle, or you can purchase the set as a stand alone set for $1.25 on Teacher’s Notebook. Then she watched as I traced each letter with glue, then she glittered them!IMG_6962

More glitter…IMG_6965


We slipped our Play Dough Mat into our Dry Erase Center, and made the letters together.  After making the letters, she poked them! IMG_6882


She worked with me to make the letter craft, which is basically an open ended project that you can do whatever you want with!  This week I gave her letter L stickers to put on it and then she finger painted it.

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Afterwards, we put the llamas on!IMG_6873


Our llama book for the week was Is Your Mama a Llama, I got out an old idea I had done with Krash years ago, she loved it!IMG_6858


Special Note: Please read my post about Following the Child’s Lead if you have a tot and need info about this.  All tots are different and what Ladybug is doing may not be appropriate for your child, even if s/he is the same age!


She asks for her big Animal ABCs often, she loves to lay them out on the floor.IMG_6846

I gave her our foam letters too and she matched them all up!IMG_6848


My dad enjoyed playing her version of Scrabble Alphabet SoupIMG_6852


I finally got new paper for our easel and she’s back to drawing again!IMG_6854


Play dough fun with marblesIMG_6885

I added in her building set pieces too…IMG_6894



Matching beginning sounds with me using our ABC felt setIMG_6913


She put most of the 3 letter word puzzles together herself and loved them.IMG_6914


We worked on reading family names and Stella was a big help!IMG_6928

She also drew herself…IMG_6932

We used our magnetic gems to make letters…IMG_6934


Block building…IMG_6939


We made ABAB patterns with Zoobs and this was her dramatic way of showing me what color came next…IMG_6942

She loved standing it up to measure…IMG_6944

Using it as a weight lifting bar was fun too…

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Shaving cream & finger paint play…

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Favorite toy of the week by far, our new Letter Construction set which we are reviewing for Learning Resources.  I figured she would like these, but she LOVES them.IMG_6986

We made shapes and jumped into the shape I called out…IMG_6995

We also made tons of letters and jumped to those too!IMG_7006


She looks angry in this picture but really she was reading to herself and being extremely dramatic!  It was so funny!IMG_7012

Hanging ith the big Kids

We made Origami animals along with our stop in Japan with Little Passports.  Ladybug chose to make a kitty with us, well ~ she chose for me to make a kitty for her!IMG_6919


We are currently reviewing Readeez and Ladybug is in love.  I will be sharing more soon, but here she is watching the counting song! IMG_6843

She loves the Nursery Rhymes bundle and here is watching London Bridge.IMG_6844

Of course, iPad time!  Favorite apps this week have been; Letter School, Little Writer, Pluto Piano {she is playing in the photo}IMG_7017

See all of our iPad app recommendations and other iPad info here!



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