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: Use this sheet to practice your scissor skills! Cut along the lines for a great fine-motor skill activity.


Letter M Magnet Page:
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!

**Note: To get all of the games in my Letter of the Week curriculum, please check out the full curriculum in my store!**

M&M Pattern Activity: Cut out the attached pieces and continue the pattern!

M&M Puzzle: There are cut lines on this puzzle to make a fairly simple 6 piece puzzle.

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!

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

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&ms!

M&M Bottle Cap Letter Matching:ย  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! 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!

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

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.

Capital/Lowercase Mm sorting game!

Letter M Scavenger Hunt: Fill your box with things that start with M!

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.

M&M Building Cards: These activities are great for spatial relations, patterns, logical reasoning, geometric concepts, & computation skills. 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!

M&M coloring page:

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!

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:

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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]

Note: To get all of the games in my Letter of the Week curriculum, please check out the full curriculum in my store!

47 Comments

  1. 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.

    Tawnya
  2. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

    Jennifer
  3. 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.

    Jen

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