L Words for Kids

Here, we have a compilation of L words for kids that can be used in vocabulary lessons. We’ve also provided some fun text ideas that you can use by copying and pasting into your lesson materials.

California, here we come! In this series, our alphabet friends, A through Z, become tourists in America’s cities. At each of their stops, letters dig into their supplies in order to learn a new word study skill or vocabulary term. 

L has packed its luggage for Los Angeles! During L’s trip, L is excited to learn about different syllable features and patterns with the help of some wonderful word lists L has brought along for the journey. L is looking forward to exploring famous sports in Los Angeles, reviewing technology words that begin with “l”, and learning all about communication words, like emotions, that start with the letter “l”. Let’s journey to Los Angeles for a star-studded day! 

Tip: Best educational practices related to word study include: read-alouds, discussion, and writing. It is important to build rich connections between readers and the vocabulary words they learn. For instance, discuss sample sentences and make other personal associations to bolster recall, decoding, and encoding. As always, remember that some words may require frontloading and framing depending on the learner’s age, background, and needs. Helpful reminders for readers: A vowel is a speech sound produced by letters a, e, i, o, u and sometimes y. A consonant is a speech sound produced by all of the other letters in the alphabet. 

CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) Words: L begins its adventure at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), a renowned art museum showcasing a diverse collection of artworks.Inspired L decides to take a short rest and reflect before embarking on its next escape. L pulls out a list of CVC words from its luggage. These words consist of a consonant, followed by a vowel, followed by another consonant. Examples of CVC words include “cat,” “sit,” and “fun.” These words are important to learn because they help readers develop their phonemic awareness, which is the ability to identify and manipulate the individual sounds in words. Below is a short list of consonant-vowel-consonant words that begin with the letter “l.” Let’s look with L!


Closed Syllables: Look at that view! L’s excitement peaks as it reaches the Griffith Observatory, perched atop the scenic Griffith Park. It gazes through telescopes, spotting distant stars and planets, and learns about the wonders of the universe. Feeling starstruck, L decides to take a short rest before venturing forth. It’s time to pull another list from L’s luggage. This list is all about closed syllables. When the vowel of a syllable is short, the syllable is closed off by one or more consonants. Examples of closed syllable words include “hat,” “pin,” and “dotted.” Let’s review these words with L.


Open Syllables: Look left, look right! L struts down the Hollywood Walk of Fame, surrounded by glittering stars and handprints of famous celebrities. It snaps photos of its favorite stars and from movies, television, and more. L takes a short rest to flip through its camera roll and then looks over the next word list in its luggage. Open syllables have a vowel sound that is long and ends with a vowel. Because there is no consonant after the vowel in the syllable, the vowel is able to make the long sound, which sounds exactly like the name of the letter that makes the sound in that syllable. Examples of open syllable words include “no,” “me,” and “hi.” The “o” in “no” sounds just like how “o” is identified by name. The “i” in “hi” sounds just like how “i” is identified by name. Let’s review with L!


Silent Vowel Pairs (or Teams): L ascends to The Getty Center, a magnificent art museum and architectural marvel. It explores the galleries, soaking in the breathtaking views of the city below. With a sense of awe, L decides to take a short rest before its next adventure. A quiet seating area is the perfect place to review silent vowel pairs. Silent vowel pairs have two vowels together: one of them stays silent. Examples of silent vowel pair words include “boat,” “rain,” and “suit.” Even though the vowels are a pair or team, the first vowel to appear in the pair makes the sound. Below is a list of words that begin with “l” that have a silent vowel pair.


R-Controlled Vowels: L’s hunger leads it to Langer’s Delicatessen, a legendary eatery in LA. It indulges in a mouthwatering pastrami sandwich, savoring the classic flavors and the deli’s rich history. With a satisfied appetite and happy belly, L decides to take a short rest before moving on to the next destination. The next list from L’s luggage is all about “R” and how it can be a bossy letter. R-controlled vowels happen when a vowel is controlled by the letter “r.” Examples of r-controlled vowels include “car,” “bird,” and “fern.” L reviews the list below:


Final Stable Syllables: L’s love for books leads it to the Los Angeles Central Library, a magnificent architectural gem filled with books and books and more books. It climbs the stacks and finds a nice nook to read in. After a little while, L pulls the next list about final stable syllables.. Final stable syllables are found in the final (last or lattermost) position of words. These syllables contain a consonant and one of the following vowel endings: -ble, -cle, -dle, -fle, -gle, -kle, -ple, -sle, -tle, -zle, -tion, -sion, -ture, -cian, -cious, and -tious. They are called “stable” because the pronunciation of each is reliable and predictable (always the same). Here’s the list that L reads:


“L” in Animals: L’s excitement reaches its peak as it enters Universal Studios Hollywood. It embarks on thrilling rides, immerses itself in movie magic, and even encounters beloved characters along the way. Filled with adrenaline, L decides to take a short rest before its next adventure. What a collection! Explore animals from all over the globe, all of which begin with the letter, “l.” 


“L” in Technology: L’s adventure continues at the California Science Center, a hub of 21st-century technologies. It engages in hands-on exhibits, exploring robotics, space exploration, and other cutting-edge scientific advancements. Feels like the future! Filled with wonder, L decides to take a short rest, cherishing the memories of its Los Angeles journey. The next list from L’s luggage is all about technology– and what a perfect place to review! Here are the words and acronyms L sees!


“L” in Communication: L’s fascination with space takes it to the Griffith Park Observatory Planetarium, where it witnesses awe-inspiring astronomical shows. It journeys through the cosmos, learning about galaxies, black holes, and the mysteries of the universe. Feeling enlightened, L decides to take a short rest before closing down the day. The next list is all about communication. Here are nouns, adjectives, and verbs that readers and communicators should become familiar with.