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!
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]

37 Comments

  • Anonymous November 4, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    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!!

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  • Sheri November 5, 2009 at 7:20 am

    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!

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  • Confessions of a Homeschooler November 5, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    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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  • Confessions of a Homeschooler November 5, 2009 at 6:53 pm

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  • Lynn November 6, 2009 at 11:29 am

    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!!!

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  • Confessions of a Homeschooler November 6, 2009 at 1:33 pm

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

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  • Karen November 6, 2009 at 6:03 pm

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

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    • Heather January 25, 2016 at 7:24 pm

      I haven’t been able to print only download. Any ideas?

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      • erica January 26, 2016 at 12:01 pm

        Hi Heather, once you get the files downloaded, you should be able to select “file” an then “print” on them. Are you getting some kind of error?

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  • Jolanthe November 6, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    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

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  • Raising a Happy Child November 8, 2009 at 3:32 pm

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

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  • Karen March 23, 2010 at 6:45 am

    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

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