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L Words For Kids

Looking for a list of L words for kids? If so, I’ve got a long list of lovely, little words that begin with L. Let’s launch into this lesson!

From lizards to ladybugs, From lace to ladies, there are lots of L words you can use with your preschoolers, kindergartners, and elementary aged students.

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What Sounds Does L Make?

Before we get into the L word list, let’s go over the sounds that L makes. The letter L makes two different sounds, these sounds are very similar and can be a bit challenging for kids to differentiate.

The first sound of L is a light /l/ sound as in: listen, look, and language. The second sound of L is a darker sound as in pull, circle, and help. Can you feel the difference? To make the darker L sound, the tongue is pulled slightly farther down in the middle creating a bit more depth and resonance to the sound (hence the use of the terms dark and light).

The Sounds of L:

  • Light /l/ sound as in: let, like, clean
  • Dark /l/ sound as in: pull, circle, full,

Note: There are also L consonant blends which can alter the way you sound out words. These L consonant blends include: bl, fl, cl, gl, pl, and sl. Examples of words that use the L consonant blends include words like: black, clam, flat, glue, sled, etc)

Easy L Words for Preschool

Need some easy L words for preschool? Keep in mind, preschoolers are still working on letter recognition and simple sound associations at this point. Try to keep the L word choices simple, easy, and familiar.

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Here are some easy L words and sentences for preschoolers:

Easy L Words for Preschoolers:

  • Leaf – The leaf was orange and yellow.
  • Lake – He rode his boat on the lake.
  • Leg – My leg is itchy from bug bites.
  • Lamb – The little lamb was white and fluffy.
  • Lion – The lion roared loudly.
  • Log – We sat on a log and ate our lunch.
  • Lid – I can twist the lid off of the jar.
  • Lamp – I like to turn on my lamp when it gets too dark.

Fun L Words for Kindergarten

Looking for some easy L words for Kindergarten? You have some great options. Here are a few of my favorite L words for kindergarten.

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Words that start with L for Kindergarten:

  • Let – I will let you play with my new doll.
  • Lunch – We are having tacos for lunch.
  • Like – I like her smile.
  • Ladder – My dad used the ladder to climb onto the roof.
  • Lady – I saw a lady pushing a dog in a stroller.
  • Laptop – My mom uses her laptop to work from home.
  • Lizard – The lizard stuck out his forked tongue.
  • Long – My dad used a long rope to make a tire swing for us.
  • Love – I love my family
  • Letter – She wrote a letter to her friend that moved away.
  • Lettuce – Do you want lettuce on your sandwich?
  • Lock – We always lock the door before we leave

Words that end with L for Kindergarten:

  • Ball – We tossed the ball to each other.
  • Wall – We painted the wall red.
  • Spell – I can spell my name.
  • Snail – The snail tried to eat our strawberries.
  • Wheel – The wheel on our tractor needs to be fixed.
  • Well – We have well water at our house.

Easy L Words for Beginning Readers

If you have a beginning reader, they will more than likely be using three or four letter words. Here are some three letter, CVC (consonant, vowel, consonant) L words that are easy and fun for kids in this stage.

Three Letter Words that start with L

  • Lot
  • Log
  • Lid
  • Leg
  • Led
  • Lax
  • Lap
  • Lob
  • Lug
  • Lay
  • Let
  • Low
  • Lit
  • Lip
  • Lag

Four Letter Words that start with L

Now onto some easy four letter words that begin with L. You have lots of words to choose from. Check them out:

  • Last
  • Long
  • Look
  • Line
  • Lawn
  • Lead
  • Loss
  • Land
  • Lack
  • Lose
  • Lice
  • Lurk
  • Like
  • Life
  • Less
  • Left
  • Live
  • Late
  • List
  • Love
  • Link
  • Loan
  • Loot
  • Lute
  • Lake
  • Lady
  • Lord
  • Lane
  • Logo
  • Lift
  • Lint
  • Lock
  • Lava
  • Luck
  • Lynx
  • Leek
  • Loud
  • Loop
  • Leap
  • Lung
  • Leaf
  • Lamb
  • Lens
  • Lump
  • Lazy
  • Lime
  • Lobe
  • Lard
  • Lean
  • Lend
  • Lion
  • Loan
  • Lamp
  • Lily
  • Leak
  • Limb
  • Lace
  • Lure
  • Lark
  • Limo
  • Lush
  • Loft
  • Lied
  • Lava
  • Limp
  • Loaf
  • Loom
  • Lame
  • Lore
  • Lull
  • Lick
  • Lest

Printable L Word Emergent Readers

Looking for a fun way to practice simple sight words that begin with L for preschool or kindergarten? Here are a few printable L word emergent reader activities you can try!

L Words for Elementary Students

There is a lengthy list of lovely L words you can liberally share with your elementary students! Of course, this is not an exhaustive list of L words for elementary students, but it’s a great place to start.

For the L word definitions, just click the word. I’ve also included sentence ideas you can use with your kids for word context.

  • Local – We get our eggs from a local farm.
  • Large – The alligator had large teeth.
  • Lemon – I used our last lemon to make a glass of lemonade.
  • Lever – If you pull the lever, it will turn on the machine.
  • Linen – My mom made me a linen dress for Easter.
  • Light – Open the curtains and let some light in here.
  • Leave – We are going to leave in about ten minutes.
  • Lives – My best friend lives next-door.
  • Link– There were ten links in the paper chain.
  • Limit – Please limit yourself to one cookie.
  • Lunch – We are having peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch.
  • Laugh – I always laugh when my brother tells a joke.
  • Layer – The strawberry and cream layer cake was my favorite.
  • Label – We are going to label all of the moving boxes.
  • Logic – He couldn’t understand the logic behind her decision.
  • Loose – My tooth is loose.
  • Loyal – Our dog is extremely loyal to our family.
  • Lobby – Please wait in the lobby after the movie.
  • Liver – My mom fixed liver and onions for dinner.
  • Larva – We found butterfly larva in our garden.
  • Latch – Please latch the gate when you come in, so the dogs don’t get out.
  • Ledge – Stay away from the ledge of the cliff.
  • Little – The little kitten whined for its mother.
  • Leader – Mr. Jones is the leader of our scouting troop.
  • League – I am part of a bowling league.
  • Lonely – I feel lonely when I am away from my family.
  • Launch – The rocket launch is happening today at noon.
  • Lawyer – The lawyer read his notes to the judge.
  • Lesson – Today’s lesson is going to be about fractions.
  • Locker – I put my dirty gym clothes in my locker.
  • Laundry – My mom does laundry every Tuesday.
  • Leather – The saddle was made out of polished leather.
  • License – You need a license to drive a car.
  • Library – We are going to the library to get some books.
  • Lollypop – A lollypop is sometimes called a sucker
  • Leopard – The leopard lurked around looking for food.
  • Left – Turn left by the old gas station.

Lengthy L Words for Kids

Would your students like to try some lengthly L words that are a little more challenging? These advanced L words would be great for upper elementary on up into high school.

  • Litany – We went through a litany of tests and discovered the root of the problem.
  • Liable – The teens were liable for the damaged they caused to Mr. Smith’s barn.
  • Liberal – The liberal judge gave the criminal a shorter sentence than we thought he deserved.
  • Logical – She did not have a logical explanation for her bad behavior.
  • Lengthy – We had a lengthy discussion about the matter.
  • Laurel – They hung a laurel wreath on their front door.
  • Legion – A legion of men stood watch at the city gate.
  • Lesion – The doctor found a lesion on her brain and decided it was time to operate.
  • Linear – I liked the linear design of the painting.
  • Latter – I felt more tired towards the latter part of the day.

Things that start with the Letter L

Whether your students are writing poetry that highlights words that start with L, OR you are preparing a L word scavenger hunt for your preschoolers. Here are some lists of common animals, foods, and objects that begin with the letter L.

Animals that start with letter L

  • Ladybug
  • Leech
  • Limpet
  • Lemming
  • Lemur
  • Loon
  • Leopard
  • Lemming
  • Lynx
  • Lamb
  • Lizard
  • Llama
  • Lobster
  • Locust
  • Lion

Foods that begin with letter L

  • Lard
  • Lemon
  • Lentils
  • Liver
  • Lasagna
  • Lemonade
  • Lo Mein
  • Lima Beans
  • Licorice
  • Lamb
  • Limes
  • Linguini
  • Lollipop
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce

Objects that start with L

  • Lanyard
  • Lettuce
  • Ladder
  • Level
  • Lid
  • Laundry
  • Latch
  • Laser
  • Letter
  • Lip Balm
  • Lamp
  • Lantern
  • Leash
  • Lens
  • Lipstick
  • Lotion
  • Log
  • Luggage
  • Lego
  • Loaf
  • Lace
  • Ladle
  • Laptop
  • Leaf
  • Locket

Activities that Teach Letter L Words for Kids

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  • The Free Printable L Word Activity Pack – Get the free L word learning pack that is available at the end of this post! This is full of L word activities for preschool, kindergarten, and elementary in the areas of letter recognition, handwriting, and vocabulary.
  • Practice Spelling L Words with Letter Tiles – Another fun way to teach L words to kids is through sensory spelling activities. An example of this would be, telling your kids an L word and having them spell the word using wooden letter tiles or other single letter tiles. This spelling activity gets your student’s hands and minds working together.
  • Play ‘Guess the Word’ Vocabulary Game– Put a sticky note on your child’s forehead with an L word written on it. Have your other kids try to give clues to that child about what the word it. The person with the sticky note on their forehead can only ask yes or no questions. (eg. Is it a noun? Does it have four letters? Can you eat it? etc)
  • Play L Words Memory Game – Make 12-24 L word pairs and flip them over onto the table. Have your kids take turns finding the L word matches. (The person with the most matches at the end wins.)

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More Alphabet Resources for Kids

Are you working on teaching the letters of the alphabet to your kids? Here are some more words for kids, as well as, alphabet resources to help you along!

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