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!
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 Cutting Practice: Use this sheet to practice your scissor skills! Cut along the lines for a great fine-motor skill activity.
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) !! )
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 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 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!
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
Monsters, Inc. (4-Disc Edition) [Blu-ray]
Note: To get all of the games in my Letter of the Week curriculum, please check out the full curriculum in my store!