Eric Carle has a wonderful book called, Have You Seen My Cat? It is a simple book about a boy who is looking for his cat and instead, he finds all the various types of cats in the wild. And of course, a lion is found as it is the king of the feline family.
We have used this lion as our inspiration for our L craft this month.
This activity will work on the letter L and the sound it makes as well as cutting and gluing skills.
Grab a FREE copy of the template in the Required Materials section below.

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills


  • Can identify all capital letters and some sounds (L)

Fine Motor Skills

  • Coordinating the use of arms, hands, and fingers together to manipulate objects with increasing accuracy
  • Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills


  • Can identify all capital letters and most sounds (L)

Fine Motor

  • Coordinate the use of hands, wrists, and fingers to complete tasks that require more precise movements
  • Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination with increasing accuracy

Required Materials

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L is for Lion Template

*Construction Paper

*White Paper




Step #1
Print and cut out the L is for Lion Template.

We printed the L on brown construction paper.

Step #2
Glue the L to a piece of white paper.
Step #3
Glue the body of the lion over the vertical line of the L.
Step #4
Glue the head of the lion to its body.
Step #5

Glue the tail of the lion so it is touching the lion and over the horizontal line of the L.

Step #6
Label the paper L is for Lion.

Teacher Tip

Transition the workload to your Lil’ to make the activities more challenging and independent. Share the task of cutting by having your Lil’ cut the L while you cut the lion. This serves as cutting practice, letter formation, recognition practice, and increases independence.

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