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Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Letter M Lesson Plan

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Letter M Preschool Activities

Objective: To learn about the letter M

Book(s): Muhammad’s Monday and the Letter M by Cynthia Klingel and Robert B. Noyed

Music: “The Letter People – Meet Mr. M” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GS8GTWOSA60)

Fine Motor Skills:

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  • CCBS pages 304-309
  • BPW pages 136-139
  • Language Arts page 23
  • LLA pages 28-29
  • PALAW page 14
  • Uppercase page 15
  • Lowercase page 13

American Sign Language: Tuck the pinky under the thumb. Fold the other three fingers over the thumb. (https://parentingpatch.com/baby-sign-language-fingerspelling-m-n-o/)

Craft/Activity 1: Little Letter M Book

Materials

  • Little Letter M Book template (http://www.themeasuredmom.com/free-letter-book-rhymes-songs-letter-m/)
  • Blank paper
  • Stapler

Directions

  1. Print the Little Letter M Book template onto the blank paper.
  2. Cut an even line across the center of the page.
  3. Fold the two sheets to make a book.
  4. Staple the book together.
  5. Read the Little Letter M Book.

Craft/Activity 2: Construction Paper Monkeys (http://mrskarensclass.blogspot.com/2013/04/we-are-wild-about-zoo.html)

Materials

  • Brown and tan construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Google eyes
  • Glue
  • Red marker

Directions

  1. Cut one large, one medium, and two small circles from the brown construction paper and one medium, one small, and two tiny circles from the tan construction paper.
  2. Glue the tan circles on top of the brown circles.
  3. Glue the medium circle above the large circle and the two smalls circles at the top of the medium circle.
  4. Cut four long strips from the brown construction paper.
  5. Fold four brown strips into accordions.
  6. Glue the four accordions on the back of the large and medium circles to form arms and legs.
  7. Glue two google eyes on the small tan circle.
  8. Draw a mouth with the red marker under the google eyes.

Craft/Activity 3: Thumbprint Mice Ms

Materials

  • Letter M template (http://www.quality-kids-crafts.com/support-files/letter-m-template.pdf)
  • Blank paper
  • Gray paint
  • Scrap cardboard
  • Gray marker

Directions

  1. Print the letter M template onto the blank paper.
  2. Pour some gray paint onto the scrap cardboard.
  3. Press gray thumbprints all over the letter Ms.
  4. Use the gray marker to draw tails and ears on the thumbprints.

Optional: Set the finished M craft aside to bind into a book at the end of the alphabet lesson.

References

Big Preschool Workbook (P). 2014. School Zone Publishing Company. ISBN 978-0887431456
Comprehensive Curriculum of Basic Skills (Grade P). 2011. American Education Publishing. ISBN 978-1-60996-328-6
DK Workbooks: Language Arts, Pre-K. 2014. DK Publishing. 978-4654-1736-7
Let’s Learn the Alphabet (2+). 2011. Spectrum Early Years. ISBN 978-1-60996202-9
Lowercase Alphabet (Grade P). 2012. School Zone Publishing Company. ISBN 978-0-938256-66-6
Pre-K Alphabet Learning Aid Workbook. 2014. Let’s Grow Smart. ASIN 1453076883
Uppercase Alphabet (Grade P). 2013. School Zone Publishing Company. ISBN 978-0-938256-65-6

Image Credits

Letter M Preschool Activities © 2015 Heather Johnson

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Written by Heather Johnson

Heather is a writer, librarian, linguist, wife, and mother who loves her husband, children, dogs, and cat. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in creative writing and master's degrees in library and information science and English studies with a concentration in linguistics.

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