NOV
04
2009

Prek Letter M

Hello! I’m pleased to announce our next Letter, the Letter M for M&M;’s of course! I mean, really, what are M&M;’s other than just delicious counters? Enjoy! (I mean that literally!)

As usual, I laminate everything, but you don’t have to if you’re not worried about multiple uses.

Letter M Memory Verse:
My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.” John 10-27
Play a game of “follow the Shepherd”, blind fold your kids and have them follow your voice!

For our verses and accompanying games/stories we use the following books:
ABC Memory Verses & My ABC Bible Verses

Read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and put up the letter M on our Alphabet Tree! You can download my small alphabet letters here.

Song time:
Hide ‘Em in Your Heart Vol 1
Hide ‘Em In Your Heart Songs – Vol 2

Practiced the letter m in sign language:

Used our LOTW Blend Ladders to create small CVC words using the letter M. You can download the blend ladders here.

Letter M Handwriting practice:

M&M; Color Sorting: Simply take your m&m;’s and sort them by color on this handy matching board! So put green m&m;’s on the large green m&m;! Afterward, eat 1 of each color! (This color sorting idea came from Muffin Tin Mom, thanks Michelle!)

Letter M Tracing: I laminate this and use with Expo Dry Erase Markers for pre-writing practice skills.

Letter M Cutting Practice:


Letter M Magnet Page:
Click here to download! I use these magnets from Amazon: 100 Pcs Power Magnets

M&M; Graphing: I laminate then use dry-erase markers to do these normally, but I think this time we’ll use actual m&m;’s! Yipee! Click here to download! (Sorry, can’t download m&m;’s, but that’s probably a good thing ;o) !! )

M&M; Pattern Activity: Cut out the attached pieces and continue the pattern! Click here to download!

M&M; Puzzle: There are cutlines on this puzzle to make a fairly simple 6 piece puzzle. Click here to download!

Large Letter Lacing cards: I laminate these and then hole punch every inch or so. We also discovered we could build the letters using our 1″ building cubes, we do alternating colors to make a pattern at the same time! 2 for 1! Click here to download the A-Z large Letter Lacers.

 

M&M; Counting: Simply count the m&m;’s then put the correct number on them! Click here to download

M&M; color puzzles: I laminate these then cut them in half in various ways to make cute little puzzles. Click here to download!

M&M; Clip Cards: You can use these little guys in a couple ways; Have your child put them in numerical order, put mini-clothes pins on them (the correct number of pins based on the number on the card) or colored paperclips, or hey, even m&m;’s! Click here to download!

M&M; Bottle Cap Letter Matching:  If you’re looking for more challenge, give this game to your kindergartner as a capital/lowercase matching game by using the uppercase card with the lowercase letter disks or visa versa! Click here to download the M&M; cards and letters! These letters work well if you use a 1 3/8″ circle punch to punch out the letters then xyron them onto 1 1/2″ wooden disks from Michael’s. Click here to see the process of making the letters.

M&M; Lacing Cards: I laminate this one for sure, just for durability. Teach your child how to make patterns while lacing, for example go in-out-in-out, or always go up from the bottom, see the different lacing patterns you can make! Click here to download the M&M; Lacing Card!

M&M; Size Sort: Simple, just put the m&m;’s in order smallest to biggest, then visa versa! Click here to download!

M&M; Numbers Practice: I laminate then hole punch the upper left corner, and bind with a keyring. Then we use dry-erase to practice our numbers. Click here to download!

Capital/Lowercase Mm sorting game! Click here to download!

Letter M Scavenger Hunt: Fill your box with things that start with M! Click here to download!

M&M; Pre-Writing Skills: I laminate these, then hole punch the upper left corner, and bind with a keyring. Then we use dry-erase to practice our pre-writing skills. Click here to download!

M&M; Building Cards: These activities are great for spatial relations, patterns, logical reasoning, geometric concepts, & computation skills.Click here to download the m&m; building cards and game pieces! I tried to make these regular m&m; colors so you can use the real thing if you want to! Click here to see CREATIVE COLOR CUBES ACTIVITY CARDS! (NOTE: I used a 1″ circle punch to cut out the little m&m;’s as I’m not fond of hand cutting tiny circles)

M&M; Do-A-Dot page: We use Do-a-Dot Art Markers with this! Click here to download!

M&M; coloring page: Click here to download!

M&M; Large Floor Numbers: These are 8x10ish and I cut them out and put them on the floor in mixed or numerical order. Then we play a game where I call out a number and she hops to it! Great for number recognition and a little exercise as well! Click here to download the Large Floor M&M;’s!

Letter Collage Worksheets: The download includes letters A-Z as well as a collage idea sheet. We use the collage items as objects to decorate our letters for an alphabet book. We also color, paint, and stamp them. Since we use both upper and lowercase, I have provided both for you! Click here to download the Letter Collages:


Foam Letter Builders: I cut the shapes from foam and let her use them to make the letters. You could also use my Magnetic Letter Builders as well! I know there are F’s below, but I can’t find the M picture! Ugh…you get the idea :o)

11 x 11 Pin Geoboard: We use these to make letters, numbers, shapes etc!

Science Experiment:
1. Floating M’s: check out Candy Experiments for a fun science project with m&m;’s! (p.s.. they have lots of other fun ideas too!)
2. Color Separation (Chromatography)

Crafts and more letter M ideas!
Homeschool Creations
DLTK
Free Kids Crafts
Making Learning Fun M&M; Theme!

Family Fun Night:
Moose Munch Moose Munch can be anything you like. When I make it, I just pop some popcorn and mix it with other things that the kids like. You can use M & M’s, nuts, pretzels, etc. Put it into baggies and the kids will think it is real Moose Munch. (If you want to try some grown-up Moose Munch, you have got to try Harry and David’s Moose Munch.
Veggie Tales: Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Noah’s Umbrella
Madagascar
Monsters, Inc. (4-Disc Edition) [Blu-ray]

Reading:
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Comments

  1. Hi! I absolutely love your blog – great ideas, awesome downloads, etc.!!!I was wondering: is it possible to put all of the downloads for a particular letter into one file (.zip perhaps?) so people can download the entire package at one time?Just curious if it's possible, or even something you want to try?Thanks again for all your great downloads!!

  2. Oh my goodness! This is so adorable-I wonder where I can borrow a preschooler/Kindergartner to do this? I wanna play with it! You are so creative-thanks for sharing!

  3. I was thinking of offering the letters once they are done in a big zip…I'll think about how to do that! Thanks for the suggestionSheri: You can borrow one of mine LOL!

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  5. Love all your ideas and downloads!! I use to teach Kindergarten and one of my favoite themes was M&M;'s unit. I loved it. NOw I have some new ideas–thank you!!!

  6. That's awesome! If you have any more M&M; ideas, I'd love to see them!

  7. I love you printables!! Thank you so much for sharing them with everyone!

  8. Love it {as always}. Must go find m&m;'s in my kiddos candy stash…I know they are somewhere and now I have a craving…:)Jolanthe

  9. Awesome ideas – building with M&Ms; is my favorite. Thanks for sharing your enthusiasm.

  10. Wow!!! I just found your blog, and I love it!!!! Thank you so much for share the beautiful M&M; works.!!!!! That's my princess favorites!!!Karenwww.miescuelitamontessori.blogspot.com

  11. I should know this!! BUT, I downloaded the m&m; graphing activity and am unsure how to use it? I thought I knew until I printed it off…silly. Thanks so much, these are great!

  12. MG: I have my daughter count the images on the graphing card, then we used m&m;'s as counters and she placed 1 m&m; in each square for however many images were on each card. ie: if there are 5 m&m;'s shown on the card, she'd place 5 m&m;'s in the boxes (one in each box).

  13. Your printables are awesome! Thank you so much for sharing! I just blogged about them over my blog. You could check it out if you wish:http://2pequenostraviesos.blogspot.com

  14. I love your ideas! I can't wait for my daughter to start this in August. I was wondering if you had a cutting practice sheet for M? It is listed on the lesson plans, but i can't find it in the download. Thanks so much!

  15. Anonymous: Sorry, I just put the cutting page up at the top of the post, its the 3rd activity down I think.

  16. Thank you so much for the cutting page! You are great!

  17. Wow, what wonderful ideas! Thank you for sharing! ~Julie

  18. You are the best and these ideas and downloads are fantastic! I'm starting "afterschooling" with "C" in 2 weeks with "E" goes back to school. I'm printing out your activities and we're going to be tackling the alphabet together. I'm making file folders for each letter of the alphabet and all of your wonderful ideas. Thank you so much!! xoxo pink and green mamaMaryLea

  19. I teach kindergarten and love your free printables! Thank you for sharing you talents and ideas with the rest of the teaching world. I know it must take a large amount of time to create these blog posts and materials, but know that they are being used and appreciated by other teachers.

  20. My son is going to love the letter M once we do these activities! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity, time, and files!

  21. Thank a lot for sharing these files with us, I just printed some to work with my kid!Have a magic day.

  22. Having fun with this curriculum!FYI: the science links on the m & m page are defunct. Just thought you would want to know.ThanksJulie

  23. Anonymous says:

    hii love your blog.im planning to start homeschooling my tot.do you complete each letter a month or in a week.thanks :)

  24. We used these wonderful M&M printables – THANKS!! They were sooo much fun & soooo well done!

    http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/2011/09/m-is-for-m.html

  25. Thank you so much for all your work with printables and preschool ideas. Your website have been a valuable resource to me in my journey of working with my kids to teach them their letters. I have blogged about some of my adventures if you wanted to check it out: jedandtawnya.blogspot.com. Thanks again.

  26. I really love your site. I stop in to check out all of your fun ideas about once a week. I have two girls, 9 and 6 years old, as well as a home daycare with little ones ranging between 1 and 4 at this time. You have given me so many new ideas. I can’t thank you enough. I hope you don’t mind, but I pinned your site on my wall on Pinterest for all of my friends to see. I have quite a few friends in the education field and thought that all of your wonderful ideas could help them out as well. I really love M for M & Ms. I know the kids will have a blast with this one. You are AMAZING and I thank you very much for sharing all of this with us. Take care and Happy Teaching :)

  27. hello, could not access your letter M nor your Jelly bean bottlecap mats. is there any way you could email me the files to guerrero721@msn.com. Thank you so much for everything! You are awesome at what you do! :)

  28. I recently found your blog and have to say I am hooked!!! Thank you so much for all of the wonderful actvities that you post. My three year old is LOVING being homeschooled this year. I have tried to access the M&M coloring page, and it says the file I have requested is invalid. Can you please send me a copy of this?? Thanks again for all you do.

  29. We love the magnet pages, but now that we’ve gotten to M, I can no longer download them. Am I missing something?

  30. We love the magnet pages, but now that we are at M, I can’t download them anymore. Am I doing something wrong?

  31. I’ve been printing your games/worksheets for several weeks for my 3 yr old. We are loving it. However, I can’t print anymore because 4 shared says the link is not valid. Why do you think this is happening?

  32. I can’t download the m&m lesson. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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