Letter M Crafts for Preschoolers
Straw Blown Monsters
This was my one of my Three’s favorite projects! He used an eye dropper, paint, and a plastic straw to create these adorable little monsters. Be sure to mix the paint with water so that it spreads easily when you blow through the straw.
When my Three came into the kitchen asking for a project, I pulled this one out. When you cut out the pieces, it’s a simple gluing and placing activity for preschoolers. I don’t recommend a solo diet of these kinds of projects, but I think they have value — for basic fine motor and skills practice — and many kids take pride in producing this kind of craft. Find this and many more letter M ideas at Nancy Nolan’s Kindergarten.
M is for Monster
This was a cooperative project between my older boys. My Three made the eyes, and my Five added the teeth and horns.
M is for Marshmallow
I’ve been a mom for over six years, and I think this is the first time I bought marshmallows! The boys were thrilled to have a few before and after completing this fun craft. They placed colorful round office stickers on their M’s, added generous globs of glue, and finished with the mini-marshmallows. See our inspiration over at The Sellers.
Construction Paper Monkeys
While I prepared all the pieces, my boys did the gluing, drawing, and fan-folding for the arms and legs. They were quite proud of these! (My Three is still figuring out how to draw a smile :)). We found these over at Mrs. Karen’s Preschool Ideas in a collection of zoo activities.
All my big kids (ages 3,5, and 6) made one of these. We taped a white piece of paper inside a box lid, added a few squirts of paint and threw in a marble. They loved rolling around the box top to create beautiful works of art!
Clean out the Craft Drawer Monsters
My kids each chose a color for their circle. I prepared the circles and placed odds and ends from our craft drawer on the table. The rest was entirely their work. My One loved sitting on my lap as he glued to his heart’s content.
Paper Plate & Toilet Paper Roll Mushroom
Such a simple and fun project! My Three used a Do-a-dot marker to color half of a paper plate. Then I just cut slits in a toilet paper roll and slid in the top of his mushroom. He could hardly let go of it long enough for me to take a picture.
See the paper clip on the top of the plate? My Five is guiding it with a magnet wand (from this set) from the back. The boys really enjoyed this one — for instructions, see our inspiration at Rockabye Butterfly.
Hand and Footprint Monsters
Okay, I think these are just adorable. My boys took extra pleasure in dipping feet and hands into paint and making prints. After the paint had dried they added the details. You’ve got to love googly eyes.
M is for Mouse
Did you know I shared an entire collection of alphabet crafts over at Crystal & Company? This M is for Mouse craft was especially popular. Find the step by step instructions for this project (and links to the rest of the alphabet) at Crystal & Company.
Alphabet Curriculum for Preschool
Our curriculum includes lessons for teaching both upper and lowercase letter names and sounds. You’ll get three lessons per letter, built-in review, simple handwriting practice, rhyming, syllable counting, phonemic awareness, and a whole lot more!
Thank you so much for your thoughts and ideas. I tell people about your site all the time. I am teaching my 4 year old and your ideas make it simple for me. Keep it up and thank you!
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This is great! We are fastly approaching the letter M and will definitely pin this to take a look then again! I Love all the different crafts we can make. Thank you for sharing over at the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop! I chose you as one of my favorites this week.
Thank you so much for the feature, Victoria!
Cerys @ Rainy Day Mum
Those are so cute – I can’t wait to try them with my youngest. Thank you so much for linking up to Tuesday Tots and just letting you know that I will be featuring this over on Rainy Day Mum this week.
Thank you so much for the feature, Cerys!!
What great crafts — I love the free art monsters! Thanks for linking up to Share It Saturday — I’m featuring you this weekend.
Thank you so much for the feature, Mary Catherine! Your linky party is getting so big – that’s awesome!
Super cute M crafts! Love the straw blown monsters =)
I pinned to my Preschool Play & Learn Board.
Thanks for linking up to TGIF! I hope to see you linked up again later today.
Have a great weekend,
I think those were my Three’s favorite, too : ) Thanks for checking them out, Beth!
Now these are some cute and fun crafts to learn and reinforce the letter M. Thank you for sharing and for linking up this week to the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop.
Thanks for taking the time to visit, Jill!
There are some terrific ideas here. I really like the marble painting and footprint/handprint monsters. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you, Deb – the marble paintings all turned out really beautiful!
Oh my goodness they are all so cute!
I love the empty the craft drawer monsters — I know my kids love it when I grab random items out of the drawer for them to be creative with!
Yes, my kids love those random crafts too – now if I could just keep them OUT of that drawer when I’m not looking 🙂
I love these! The moose and the mouse are so cute. Going to do those! Pinned it! Thanks for sharing at TGIF!
Those were two of my favorites too :). Thanks for looking, Debbie !
Kristina @ SchoolTimeSnippets
Such great crafts!
Thanks, Kristina 🙂