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!
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.
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!
Letter M Tracing: I laminate this and use with Expo Dry Erase Markers for pre-writing practice skills.
Letter M Cutting Practice: Simple, just practice cutting along the lines.
Letter M Magnet Page: I use these magnets from Amazon: 100 Pcs Power Magnets
Monkey Pattern Activity: Cut out the attached pieces and continue the pattern!
Monkey 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!
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.
Monkey Shape puzzles: I laminate these then cut them in half in various ways to make cute little puzzles.
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!
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.
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!
Monkey Size Sort: Simple, just put the m&m;’s in order smallest to biggest, then visa versa!
Capital/Lowercase Mm sorting game: Use the game pieces on page 2 of this download to sort the capital and lowercase M’s.
Letter M Scavenger Hunt: Fill your box with things that start with M!
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.
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.
Letter M Do-A-Dot page: We use Do-a-Dot Art Markers with this!
Monkey Coloring Sheet: Can be used with markers, crayons, paint or whatever else you would like!
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!
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.)
Veggie Tales: Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Noah’s Umbrella
You can get all of my Letter of the Week alphabet printables, along with daily lesson plans below!
The cute little monkey’s used in this set are from
Mindy Terasawa at www.designerdigitals.com
Great ideas! Just wanted to let you know that your Amazon Widget appears to be broken on this page.
I LOVE this… I am having a really difficult time downloading the magnet pages 🙁 Any advice
I cant seem to get anything to download. It takes me to another page but then says the link is no longer available. I am in love with these printables and would love to download them for my daughter. Can someone help me/?
Oh I am so glad I thought to check whether you had other m worksheets. I just downloaded your full preschool pack and starting with m. Dietary restrictions did mean I couldn’t use m&m’s. I was so bummed that I was going to have to make my own stuff for the week. I understand not changing your pack. Could you include both in it, or put a red note on the cover page of the m&m one saying there is the m is for monkey available on your website?
But thanks so much for making an alternative.
I was wondering if there was any way to get the Monkey Counting activity? Every time I try to get it from the link you provide, it says “The file link that you requested is not valid.”
I love all the activities that you provide and want to thank you for all your hard work and willingness to share!
Hi Alicia, I think I got the link fixed, sorry for the inconvenience 🙂
I bought your LOTW bundle before you came out with the monkey theme. I am trying to download the monkey (M) files off of your website but it keeps sending me to a 4shared.com website with a ton of adds and links….is that right? It’s different than all the other downloads I have done so I wasn’t sure if you changed things up. I would love to have these files for my second son but am having trouble getting to the files. Is there any way to email me just the Monkey ones? Thanks
Yes, unfortunately 4shared used to be a good site, but now it’s really hard to tell where to click. If you send me an email I will send you a screen shot of which button to click on. Don’t download any other software though!
Hi Ericia, I’m also trying to get the monkey sheets and 4shared wants my emails or my Facebook acct details which we don’t want to share I also bought the letter of the week and would love this to be added into it as included download as this is really frustrating me..is there any other way? dropbox or google drive?
You do have to create a 4shared account to download the files. It’s just a way to stop spammers. But I don’t think you have to do facebook logins, just create an account using your email.
Hi there! I love your M is for Monkey pack! However we’ve had myself, my mom and my husband (who’s vocation is in computer software) trying to figure out the 4shared site and are unable to download it. Any chance you could email these cute monkey items to me? Also, in case no one has let you know, when we click on your links above and are redirected to the 4shared site there is immediately a picture of a pretty scantily clad woman with the word F**K flashing across her breasts…Yikes! I know you aren’t in control of the ads that 4shared presents but wanted you to be aware of the feedback in case you consider using a different file sharing service in the future.
Have a great day!
I apologize, Unfortunately I cannot control the ads on 4shared and have contacted them repeatedly. I’m in the process of looking for a new way to host my free files however it is quite a bit of work to get everything moved to a new host. Again I’m sorry for any offensive materials on their website, like I said they are a free file sharing service and I have no control over their sidebar advertising. Obviously I don’t condone that type of material in any way and like I said I am working to get my files moved. In the meantime, if you would like to email me I can help you navigate all of their sharing buttons so you can get the file downloaded. Unfortunately I can’t email it as the files are too large.
Same issue as the last person but I would love to have the monkey activities! Thanks so much!
I couldn’t find the monkey pages on the site either. There were far too many results when I searched for the name. We can’t eat m&m’s so I really appreciate the alternate pages. I just wish I could download them!