I’m Anna from The Measured Mom, bringing you another Letter of the Week Craft at Crystal and Company. I’ll be back each week to share a new craft and other alphabet activities for preschoolers.
If you are looking for summer activities for your preschooler, these letter of the week crafts are a great place to start.
You will also find books to read that go with this letter, as well as a song and rhyme at the end of this craft. These are great activities to help your child remember the letter while they’re being creative.
Ready for some fun?
You will need:
- m is for mouse printable
- a brown or gray letter M cut from construction paper
- circles for the mouse’s ears
- 6 short strips cut from black construction paper
- 2 googly eyes
- 1 pink pom pom
- glue stick
- school glue
- white construction paper
3. Glue down three whiskers on each side. Make sure they start at the center point of the M.
Even though I’m not a big fan of rodents, I have to say that these are pretty cute!
NURSERY RHYMES FOR LETTER M:
Here are two popular nursery rhymes that every preschooler should know!
Do you know the Muffin Man,
The Muffin Man,
The Muffin Man?
Do you know the Muffin Man,
Who lives on Drury Lane?
Little Miss Muffet
Sat on a tuffet,
Eating her curds and whey.
Along came a spider
Who sat down beside her
And frightened Miss Muffet away!
SONG FOR LETTER M:
If you’ve never heard this one, be sure to find it on Youtube and teach it to your preschooler. It’s easy to to learn, and kids love it.
Miss Mary Mack, Mack, Mack,
All dressed in black, black, black,
With silver buttons, buttons, buttons,
All down her back, back, back.
She asked her mother, mother, mother
For fifty cents, cents, cents,
To see the elephant, elephant, elephant,
Jump the fence, fence, fence.
He jumped so high, high, high,
He touched the sky, sky, sky,
And he didn’t come back, back, back,
‘Til the fourth of July, ly, ly!
BOOKS TO READ FOR LETTER M:
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, by Laura Numeroff
This was the first of the “If You Give…” series – and it’s a favorite! If you give a mouse a cookie, he’ll want a glass of milk to go with it… and on it goes. Besides the great story, Felicia Bond’s illustrations are amazing. Be sure to check out If You Give a Moose a Muffin for more letter M.
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, by Virginia Lee Burton
Have you read this classic? It’s been in print for almost 75 years, so you know it’s good! Mike Mulligan has agreed to dig the basement for the town hall, but he won’t get paid unless he and his steam shovel, Mary Ann, can get it done in one day! Will they make it?
Mimi, by Carol Baicker-McKee
We love this adorable collage-style picture book about a little preschool-aged pig named Mimi. From watching her lose her pet pill bug to seeing her attend story time at the library – Mimi is a pig all preschoolers can relate to.
For many more ideas to teach the letter M, visit this link.
OTHER LETTER OF THE WEEK CRAFTS:
- A is for Alligator
- B is for Butterfly
- C is for Car
- D is for Doghouse
- E is for Eagle
- F is for Frog
- G is for Goat
- H is for House
- I is for Ice Cream
- J is for Jellyfish
- K is for King
- L is for Lamp
LETTER OF THE WEEK SNACKS:
Anna taught eight years and received her MEd in Curriculum & Instruction with a focus on literacy. In 2007 she began her career as a stay-at-home mom. She has four children – a girl (6) and three boys (4,3,1). She enjoys teaching them at home and after her daughter’s morning at kindergarten. Anna blogs at www.themeasuredmom.com.