Preschool Letter M

We are back this week to show you what we did for our Preschool Letter M. Things have been very busy out our house for the past few weeks, reason we’ve been absent from blogging, and we only managed to squeeze in 2 “school days” this week. Here’s a peek at our Preschool Letter M!

We started Day 1 with a Beginning Sounds Basket. I filled a basket with some toys that start with the “M” sound… We had a Mickey Mouse mask, a monkey, motorcycle, milk bottle, 2 mice, a mechanic and a lovable minion.

We moved right along and brought out our playdough mats. After our usual finger tracing practice and white board marker tracing, we took out some blue gems and Filip made the letter M with them, being careful to follow the arrows to ensure correct formation.

Filip is now confidently able to identify beginning sounds for simple words and I wanted to take it up a level to see if he could identify our focus letter in initial, medial and final positions in words. So, we brought out our Sound Hound and got busy sorting the picture cards by sound position. He was deifintely ready for the challenge and absolutely LOVED it!

And the end result. We will definitely be doing this again next week! (If you’d like to purchase the complete unit, click here!)

To change things up this week, we used Dawn DeLorenzo’s Gumball Dot It! Letter M activity page to identify upper and lower case M. Here’s my lil’ man saying “Mmmm” as he dotted away!

Filip also did a lower case m handwriting practice page from The Measured Mom.

Next, it was time for our focus number of the week: 5! As usual, Filip started by finger tracing the number and then used a white board maker once he’d mastered the tricky number 5 formation.

We then used our blue gems to cover the number 5.

We also did a cut and paste Number 5 activity page. These are becoming quite easy for Filip, but he needs the cutting practice so we’ll keep them for a while longer!

I introduced a number activity this week that I bought a l-o-o-o-ng time ago from Teacher Created. Please note, if you’d like to buy this game, the unit contains black-line images, NOT colored – I digitally colored them in when I had too much free time on my hands ๐Ÿ™‚

The objective is to find a focus number represented in numeral, word and picture format. Here’s a photo on my little man digging through the bones to find the correct numeral.

Voila! All found!

On Day 2, we brought out our Kinetic Sand (purchased from Toy Kingdom, Australia). We hadn’t used it since our Preschool Farm Week and it was definitely time to use it again!

Filip carefully formed upper and lower case M on our laminated play dough mats.

Then we used the Kinetic Sand for our number play dough mat too, carefully scrunching it.

All done!

Next, Filip dotted his way through our Beginning M page.

And then we tried another new activity this week – a Letter M crown! I cut out the crown and pictures, and Filip glued them on.

Next, Filip dotted his way through a Number 5 maze… oopsy! Almost made a mistake and dotted the number 9!

Here he is oh-so-carfeully writing the number 5 on our Number Concepts worksheet.

We also read our beginning M Word Slider cards. Here he is sounding out each letter: m….o…..p! (The Word Slider Cards complete unit is available for purchase here!)

We finished our Preschool Letter M with our beginning M CVC puzzles! Not sure what he’s thinking ย about in the photo below…

Well, there you have it!

Before I go, here’s a pdf with all the freebies from this post! ๐Ÿ™‚

In My World BLOG Freebies M

20 thoughts on “Preschool Letter M”

  1. Shannon Rahming

    I just love how This little guy always looks so engaged! My favorite this time is the sand!! That looks like a lot of fun.

  2. My 4 year old daughter has been following Filip’s, Letter of the Week Journey. She gets so excited to see other children learn to read. She looks forward to seeing Filip’s next letter adventure.
    Curios mom wants to know if you have a set of the “Preschool number worksheet” in your store.
    Thank you for all that you do.

    Aloha, Jan

    1. Hi Jan! It’s so nice to know that you’re daughter is following our journey ๐Ÿ™‚ I aim to finish our CVC word builders and puzzles this week and will try to get the Number pages ready next week! I’ll keep you posted ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I feel like I’ve struck a gold mine! I bought a couple things from you on TPT today. There are more on my wish list. Thank you!

  4. I just love your products on TPT! I have bought so many of them.Recently I started an alphabet letter book creating the wonderful ideas you share like the A-apple and alligator.Did I miss the shape activity for the letter M? You are extremely talented and I thank you for sharing your awesome ideas!

    1. We didn’t get a chance to do an activity for the letter M during our M week, but I am hoping to get a chance to make one soon with my son and add it in ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Hi. Love your activities. Where do I get the rest of the numbers with the activity you are doing with your son. He’s doing number 5.

  6. I came to your site from pinterest where the #5 worksheet was pictured and noted as free, it’s also pictured in the upper right hand corner of your freebie pdf on this page, but when I downloaded the pdf it was not included. Could you help me locate it? I would love to use it with my three year old! Thanks!

  7. Hi Lavinia,
    I love the thing you do! you’re so creative & inspiring ๐Ÿ™‚
    About the M crown- I printed it out & found out it’s too small…. did you use an elastic band at the back?
    Thank you,
    Lee

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