For the past 2 weeks, NJoy has been working on the letter M. We’ve had a busy couple of weeks, so we worked on and off.
I couldn’t decide on just one M theme, so we did several; but we did a lot with M&M’s…because what kid wouldn’t want to
eat do schoolwork with them?
These M&M activities came from Confessions of a Homeschooler:
He did some M&M math (so did ALuv).
M&M sorting by color-he claimed the brown were black, so we went with it
ALuv sorted by color onto the index cards with color words
M&M counting 1 to 10: I did this a little different than Erica suggested to save on lamination sleeves.
ALuv did some comparing of numbers with M&M’s. (I saw this idea here first.)
He graphed the M&M’s by color…
…then compared their sums. I adapted the sheet I saw on QM’s site, since I didn’t see a download option on her post. You can download my adaptation here. It contains a b&w version and color version (in the picture above). I love doing math activities that require writing. Gotta sneak it in whenever you can!
Here are three other awesome online resources I found for M&M activities:
M Sound Tub-he placed each item on the Mm as he identified it by saying, “/m/ /m/ marble.” (in my M tub, I have a moose, marble, medicine-empty, mirror & an empty matches box)
Decorated the letter M with uncooked macaroni. He really liked this. He stuck with it a lot longer than I thought he would. He even ate a few of the pieces and said they were good…crazy boy!
M Read Alouds
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown-marble painted the moon
If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura J. Numeroff- of course, we HAD to bake some muffins after reading the story!
Five Little Monkeys by Eileen Christelow -some jumping was in order! He also really likes to sing to Dr. Jean’s 5 Little Monkeys song; he especially likes to say, “Missed me, missed me. Now you’ve got to kiss me!” This is an old picture of him jumping on one of the Volvo truck cushions we get out for those “rainy days”. I didn’t get a recent shot.
We also read Mary Had a Little Lamb from my Christian Nursery Rhymes and did some activities with it, but I’ll be sharing more about this in the fall. I’m working on some activities for each of my nursery rhymes.
By the way, it turns out that Carisa has just posted the Letter M activities she did with her little girl recently. You can see her post here.
And…Some Letter Review
adding letter M to the fridge (We haven’t “worked” on letter o, but since it’s his favorite letter, he insisted I put it up there. Again, I just went with it.)
sorting foam letter stickers-B, S, & M; good for that fine motor
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