We’ve got a big variety of letter M activities for preschool!
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It took me almost two years, but I put together a giant resource for Letter of the Week. With arts and crafts, math, sensory play, fine motor, and more for every letter – it’s something you don’t want to miss!
Now I’m enjoying the benefits of all that work as I pick and choose activities to do with my three-year-old. We’re having so much fun!
Letter M Activities
I love to start off with my little letter books of rhymes and songs. These free books have six rhymes and songs for every letter of the alphabet! The Letter M book was a fun one because it had so many familiar nursery rhymes. We love to sing them.
Here’s a simple game to help preschoolers with the skill of subitizing. That simply means that they can look at a group of objects and know how many they are without counting them. For example, they can look at a die with three dots and know it’s “3” without counting each one.
My Three isn’t ready to do handwriting pages, so we do a lot of fine motor activities that don’t involve a pencil. What a fun one this turned out to be! I pulled out the toothpicks and mini marshmallows, and we both started creating (with just a few marshmallows permitted for a snack!).
When his older brother (almost five) saw what we were up to, he had to join in. His bridge ended up being as long as the table! (We ran out of toothpicks.)
While I think process art is important, we do crafts once in a while too. This is such a fun one! It’s based off the M is for Mouse craft I did for Crystal and Company. You can get a free pattern there.
As long as we had the marshmallows out, I printed the monkeys from Learning the Alphabet, and he fed them each the right number of treats.
He put together the letter M puzzles from Learning the Alphabet. I put glue on a piece of cardstock so he had a place to stick the pieces. (Without gluing the pieces down, he gets frustrated when the puzzles come apart.)
I pulled out my Monster Count & Clip Cards, and I was amazed at how much patience had had with these. His counting has improved, and he was able to count groups up to 20. He did need help identifying numbers higher than 10.
For a name activity, I wrote his name on white cardstock using a white crayon. Then he painted over it using watercolors… and there was his name! Like magic. 🙂
He asked me to do other letters, too, so this worked great as a whole alphabet activity. He named the letters as they appeared.
He created this monster out of play dough after I made the giant ball for him (still working on those fine motor skills!).
See you next week!
All your links in one spot
- Little Letter M Book (songs and rhymes)
- My Letter M Book (with photos)
- Letter M Crafts
- Learning the Alphabet: get the whole series or get Letter M for free
- Letter M Book List
- Monster Count & Clip Cards
- Magnetic objects worksheets
Is your child ready for more of a challenge?
My little guy just turned 3. If you have an older child or one who’s simply ready for the next step, try some of these!
- Do some letter M handwriting pages.
- Clip the pictures on our beginning sound clip cards.
- Practice beginning sounds with our match mats.
- Do a beginning sound coloring page.
See the whole series!
We recommend this letter of the week curriculum.
These are handy, too!
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