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Fun Things to Do With the Letter Mm

Activities & Crafts

Activities & Crafts:

M's on an M
Have the children trace the letter "A" and glue Alphabet cereal onto the outline.  Display the A's on a bulletin board with colorful drawings of "A" objects.

Recognizing the Letter "M"
Introduce the letter "M" to the children by showing them the written word "Mitten" and helping them to see that it begins with an "M".  Cut a large apple shape out of paper and write the letter "M" on it.  Have the children tear or cut out magazine pictures beginning with the letter "M" and then glue the pictures on the mitten shape.

Marble Art
Line a cookie sheet, small plastic container, or a shoe box with a piece of paper.  Dip a marble in paint and drop gently onto the paper.  The children can roll the marble across their paper by tilting the cookie sheet or container slightly.  Use several marbles in different colors for a really nice affect.

Macaroni Mosaics
Dye some macaroni in different colors.  Ask the children to create pictures by gluing the colorful macaroni on to a piece of paper.  Or glue macaroni onto heavy cardboard and the children can paint over the macaroni once the glue has dried.

Macaroni Necklaces & Bracelets
Thread dyed macaroni on string, ribbon, yarn or dental floss to make a colorful necklace or bracelet.

Mitten Day
Have a mitten day!!  Pick up several pairs of brightly colored stretchy wool mittens/gloves in different sizes at a dollar store.  Ask the children to wear them all day!  Start out by mixing up the mittens, and ask the children to help you sort them by color, by mitten or glove, etc.  Sing the Three Little Kittens (have lost their mittens) song. 

Read "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
Give the children some M&M's.  Encourage them to eat one everytime they hear the word "mouse" as you read the story.  Also see: "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Unit"

Help the children sort M&M's by color.  Make letter Mm's with the candy.  Let them munch their M&M's when they are done!

Matching M's
Make letter M shapes in different sizes, shapes and colors.  Make 2 of each shape, size and color.  Place them face up on a table, not in order, and ask the children to help find the matching M's.

You may also wish to see:
Printable Mouse Mask
Mice Theme


M&M Chip Cookies
1 cup butter/margarine
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
2 cups mini or regular M&M's

With electric mixer, cream butter.  Add sugar and blend until smooth.  Add eggs and vanilla.  Mix well.  In separate bowl, combine dry ingredients, including M&M's.  Add to creamed mixture and blend together.  Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet.  Bake at 350*F oven for 10-15 minutes.  Or until lightly browned.


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