We studied the letter M before the holidays and I have been sitting on this post but I just can’t wait any longer. The letter M was so much fun!
M is for Monsters
Life before our Make – Your – Own Monster Puppet by Melissa & Doug was just boring. The children often ask to play with it and for the letter M, the puppet was perfect!
And, no study of monsters would be complete without a monster-building workshop followed by a monster parade!
M is for Monkeys
I really love monkeys. I guess that comes in handy when boys act like them so often, but this activity was adorable!
With my thanks to Pinterest, I was able to find these cute monkeys. After stringing some yarn between two chairs (slightly above Ruble’s head so he would not hang himself), I pulled out my uppercase set of clothespins. Since Ruble doesn’t know the letters in order yet, I placed the pins on the line and then asked him to match the letter on the monkeys to the letter on the pin.
He loved it! (So much that you will probably see this activity repeated again later with different animals.)
When he would struggle to find a letter, we would sing the ABC Song together as I pointed to each monkey or clothespin.
Markers are a new favorite for Ruble and Do A Dots are always a hit. So, I was sure to pull out the dot printable from Confessions of a Homeschooler.
Really, the letter M gave us a MAGNIFICIENT week.
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Other related printables ~
Not-So-Scary Monsters from Our Little Monkeys
Monsters from 2 Teaching Mommies
M is for Mouse from A Heart for Home
Letter M for Monkey from Confessions of a Homeschooler
M is for M&Ms from Confessions of a Homeschooler
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