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Teaching The Letter M: Activities For A Day Of Letter Fun
Learning The Letter M Day
The letter M was a fun letter for me to teach my boys. We made monkey bread for breakfast while my youngest son ran around the house in a monkey costume randomly repeating the three little monkey rhyme. Before morning was up we listened to music, played marbles and built a macaroni necklace.
At lunch for learning the letter M day, we had meatballs, mozzarella cheese, mashed potatoes, and milk. After lunch we made stamps from marshmallows to make a bill letter M. Then we played with letter magnets on the fridge, made Mardi Gras masks and had fun playing in the mud.
For dinner for learn the letter M day, we ate Mexican food. At the end of the day the boys had fun writing the letter M and making a corsage of things that started with the letter M. Before bed we read a book about a musical mouse.
Days To Have Letter M Day.....
Letter M Day can really be on any day but you can turn it extra fun by corresponding the day with the letter.
For example: Have learn the letter M Day On Monday, Mothers Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Mischief Night (Oct.30), Memorial Day, Mardi Gras or any day in May.
Fun Things To Do On Letter M Day - There is lots of fun things to do on Letter M Day. Here are a few ideas and links to get your ideas flowing.
- Make A Monkey Mask
My boy loved that he got to wear an old Halloween monkey outfit for Letter M Day. If you do not have a old Halloween monkey costume hanging around consider printing out a monkey mask.
- Make A Maze Out Of A Box
Many kids love mazes. Why not help them make their own on letter M Day. This link goes to a directions to make a maze from a small box and marble.
- Play Marbles
Marbles is a great game to play on letter M day when working with slightly older kids. One of the funnest things to do on a letter day is learn something new, try out a new game. Sometimes we like it so much we add it to games we play all the time.
- Make Macaroni Art
Macaroni art can be fun for all ages but even younger learners can have fun with it. The sky is really the limit when working with dry noodles. This website was great in showing different ways to make macaroni art.
- Make Marshmallow Stamps
If your having marshmallow or making marshmallow treats for letter M Day why not save a few and make marshmallow stamps.
Instead Of Just Flash Cards - Keeping The Letter Of The Day Alive
Don't get me wrong flash cards can be great and they are easy to make but sometime flash cards get in the way. I can not say how many times they get lost, torn to pieces or ruined because someone dunked them in milk. One of my kids favorite toys( Red Alphabet Apple) that I also love because it helps them learn letters can really go in place of flash cards most of the time.
My child loves his apple, he is almost four and knows his letters because of this game. It is a great toy for him to take on car rides or when we are in a waiting room.
No More Monkeys Jumping On The Bed - Video Of Little Girl Singing No More Monkeys
My youngest son is a little young for some of the activities but he loves the rhymes and songs. This song was a major winner for letter M day.
You can make monkey bread by making dough first but I usually just use the cheap biscuit dough that can be found at the grocery store.
Prep Time: 5
Total Time: 20
- 1 can of store bough biscuit dough
- 1 Cup Of Sugar and Cinnamon Mixture (Its up to you haw sugary you want it)
- Half stick of butter.
- You will also need two mixing bowls and non stick cookie sheet. Oven should be preheated to 375.
- 1. Mix your Cinnamon Mixture together. I usually use a couple of tablespoons per a cut of sugar. You can use white or brown sugar.
- 2. Melt butter in bowl.
- 3. Cut biscuits into small strips.
- 4.Dip each dough strip into the butter then roll it around in the sugar. (My kids loved doing this step, but beware they can get messy.)
- 5. Place the strip in the shape you want on your cookie sheet. Strips should all tough and over lap.
- 6. Put your letter M shaped monkey bread in the oven for about ten minutes.
- 7. Right at ten minutes I usually add some cinnamon to the top of the monkey bread and let it bake for one or two more minutes.
Food That Starts With A Letter M
My kids love to be in the kitchen so one of the things we do on letter days is make food that starts with the letter M. Below are some fun recipes that start with the letter M.
The choose of food on m day should be picked based on the kids ability and food likes. I usually have a few chooses for my kids to choose from and let them take turns choosing.
- Chocolate Mousse Recipe For Kids
This recipe takes a little time but it tastes great and the kids love it. On letter M day you may want to make it mid morning to have for dessert for dinner.
- Mellon Ball recipe
Making mellon balls is a fun and quick activity kids can do and have fun eatting them while they are making them. You may go as far as having them make the shape of the letter M on a plate.
- Marshmallow Cereal Treat Recipe
Who does not love cereal and marshmallows mixed together. Keep a few marshmallows aside to make stamps for a little creative art fun on letter M day.
Sing The M Song
Kids learn fast from singing. They catch on to the catchy tune and will sing it over and over again. This M activity can be done almost anywhere at any time. There are many letter M songs that can be taught, you can even make up your own by rhyming words that start with the letter M.
Website Resources: Learning The Letter M
For parents that are on a budget there are lots of websites that have free printable worksheet, coloring pages and ideas for teaching the letters.
- PBS For Teachers: Resources For The Classroom
PBS Teachers provides Pre K-12 educational resources and activities for educators tied to PBS programming and correlated to local and national standards and professional development opportunities delivered online.
- Free Printable Letter M Colloring And Workbook Pages
Abcteach.com offers viewers free printables to help kids learns their letters.
- Free and Creative Ideas For Letter M Day
Fistsschool offer ideas and well though out planned activities for learning the letters for preschool kids.
Games Can Help Keep Letters Alive - Fun Games For Maintaing Learned Letters
There are so many games you can play to keep letters alive while just playing with them. They are having fun while learning, such a great combination. My kids enjoy playing letter bingo, Super Y Letter Game and they also have a few letter games they love to play on their Leap Frog.
What are some ways you have taught the letter M. Do you have any funny stories about teaching the letter M?