Letter M for Monkey

I’ve had several requests to issue an alternative to my Letter M for m&m;’s activities due to dietary restrictions, so with that, I present to you the Letter M for Monkeys!

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Currently, I do not plan to change this in my Letter of the Week curriculum unless there’s an uproar and everyone would prefer monkey’s to m&m;’s. So for now this option is a stand alone, download as you like letter set. Hope you like it!

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!

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

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!
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Letter M Tracing: I laminate this and use with Expo Dry Erase Markers for pre-writing practice skills.
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Letter M Cutting Practice: Simple, just practice cutting along the lines.
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Letter M Magnet Page: I use these magnets from Amazon: 100 Pcs Power Magnets
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Monkey Pattern Activity: Cut out the attached pieces and continue the pattern!

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Monkey Puzzle: There are cut-lines on this puzzle to make a fairly simple 6 piece puzzle.
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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!

Monkey Counting: Simply count the monkeys on each card then put the correct number on them! I put velcro dots on the blank part of the cards as well as the numbers so they stay on.

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Monkey Shape puzzles: I laminate these then cut them in half in various ways to make cute little puzzles.
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Monkey Number 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!

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Monkey Letter Matching: I use uppercase disks and lowercase letter disks with this game. If you’re looking for more challenge, give this game to your student as a capital/lowercase matching game by using the uppercase card with the lowercase letter disks or visa versa! Click here to see the process of making the letters.

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Monkey 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!

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

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Capital/Lowercase Mm sorting game: Use the game pieces on page 2 of this download to sort the capital and lowercase M’s.
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Letter M Scavenger Hunt: Fill your box with things that start with M!

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Monkey 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.
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Monkey Building Cards: These activities are great for spatial relations, patterns, logical reasoning, geometric concepts, & computation skills. Page 2 contains monkey cards that you can use to build/copy the pattern on the building card.

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Letter M Do-A-Dot page: We use Do-a-Dot Art Markers with this!

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Monkey Coloring Sheet: Can be used with markers, crayons, paint or whatever else you would like!

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Letter Collage Worksheets: The down load 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!

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)

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.)

Movie Night:

Veggie Tales: Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Noah’s Umbrella
Madagascar
Monsters, Inc.

You can get all of my Letter of the Week alphabet printables, along with daily lesson plans below!

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Credit:

The cute little monkey’s used in this set are from

Mindy Terasawa at www.designerdigitals.com

54 Comments

  • Brandy September 13, 2010 at 4:10 am

    This is perfect for my Chicka Chicka Boom Boom theme right now. Wahoo!

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  • Crisc September 13, 2010 at 4:37 am

    My daughter would be happy w/ either one. I'm sure she'd take the m&m;'s over monkeys though =)I'll just print some of these rotate them thru the week of M, not a problem

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  • Mrs. Hewett September 13, 2010 at 4:39 am

    Erica,Thanks so much! We are one of the families with "dietary restrictions". My son loves monkeys so this will be excellent activities for him.Blessings,Karen H

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  • Anonymous September 13, 2010 at 4:43 am

    Wow! I absolutely LOVE these monkey printables and I know my little guy will too! Thank you so much for your generous gifts. I tell everyone I meet about your blog and about all the wonderful activities and workbox ideas you have. Thanks again!

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  • Msita September 13, 2010 at 5:30 am

    Thanks!!! We don't have dietary issues but I was not fond of m&m;'s.The monkey is just perfect!

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  • Donovan Doins September 13, 2010 at 6:23 am

    These are adorable, we may have to do monkeys eating M&M;'s.

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  • CBH September 13, 2010 at 6:25 am

    Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 7 post on Sep. 13, 2010. Thanks again.

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  • Rebecca Mohr September 13, 2010 at 6:26 am

    They are SO cute! My kids will love them. We are one of the families with dietary restrictions, specifically allergies to dairy and corn syrup. Thanks so much for doing the monkeys so we can continue enjoying the curriculum!

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  • SimpleChristianHomemaker II September 13, 2010 at 8:15 am

    That is really cute! You gave me a lot of really great ideas thanks.

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  • Kendra September 13, 2010 at 8:51 am

    Wow, this looks so fun! I was wondering, I ordered the program ad wasn't able to upload it. I ordered it and then went out of town for a few days, then I came home to download it and it wouldn't let me. Please let me know what I can do! ThanksKendrathe things i love most at gmail dot com

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