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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.

In My World Preschool Letter M Beginning Sounds Basket

Here’s a pic of my lil’ man trying on the Mickey Mouse mask.

In My World Preschool Letter M Beginning Sounds Basket

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.In My World Preschool Letter M Play Dough Fine Motor Gems

End result…

In My World Preschool Letter M Play Dough Fine Motor Gems

My! They are SO pretty! We picked these up from Uncle Bucks (Australia) a while ago for literally $2.00. I’m sure you can get them from any craft store, though!

In My World Preschool Letter M Play Dough Fine Motor Gems

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! Here is a pic of him sorting the picture cards:

In My World Preschool Letter M Sound Hound initial, medial, final sound position game

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

In My World Preschool Letter M Sound Hound initial, medial, final sound position game

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 a pic of my lil’ man saying “Mmmm” as he dotted away:

In My World Preschool Letter M Upper and lower case dot it

And, final result… Excuse the confused lower case m’s at the bottom of the page πŸ™‚

In My World Preschool Letter M Upper and lower case dot it

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

In My World Preschool Letter M Lowe case handwriting

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.

In My World Preschool Number 5 Play Dough Fine Motor

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

In My World Preschool Number 5 Play Dough Fine Motor Gems

So pretty!

In My World Preschool Number 5 Play Dough Fine Motor Gems

We also did a cut and paste Number 5 activity page.

In My World Preschool Number 5 cut and paste activity

End result!Β These are becoming quite easy for Filip, but he needs the cutting practice so we’ll keep them for a while longer!

In My World Preschool Number 5 cut and paste activity

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 coloured – I coloured them in myself back in the days when I had too much free time on my hands πŸ™‚

In My World Preschool Number 5 dog and bone activity

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:

In My World Preschool Number 5 dog and bone activity

Voila! All found!

In My World Preschool Number 5 dog and bone activity

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!

In My World Preschool Letter M Play Dough Fine Motor Kinetic Sand

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

In My World Preschool Letter M Play Dough Fine Motor Kinetic Sand

Then we used the Kinetic Sand for our number play dough mat too… Carefully scrunching it up together…

In My World Preschool Number 5 Play Dough Fine Motor Kinetic Sand

All done! We had heaps of fun using the sand. I personally am a big fan of it and, while it is harder to mold than playdough, I love letting it run through my fingers! Ah! Relaxation therapy πŸ™‚

In My World Preschool Number 5 Play Dough Fine Motor Kinetic Sand

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

In My World Preschool Letter M Beginning M dot it 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…

In My World Preschool Letter M Crown

Showing off the finished crown…

In My World Preschool Letter M Crown

It is quite cute, isn’t it? πŸ™‚

In My World Preschool Letter M Crown

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

In My World Preschool Number 5 maze

Here he is oh-so-carfeully writing the number 5 on our Preschool Number worksheets.

In My World Preschool Number 5 worksheet

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

In My World Preschool Letter M CVC Word Slider cards

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

In My World Preschool Letter M CVC puzzles

Well, there you have it!

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

In My World BLOG Freebies M

 

 

17 Responses to “Preschool Letter M”

  1. Shannon Rahming says:

    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. Jan says:

    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

    • Lavinia Pop says:

      Hi Jan! It’s so nice to know that you’re daughter is following our journey πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™‚

  3. Thank you so much for featuring my gumballs! I LOVE Lavinia’s products too:)

  4. Donna says:

    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!

  5. Pia Calderon says:

    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!

    • Lavinia Pop says:

      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 πŸ™‚

  6. We love kinetic sand here. There’s a tub of it on my kitchen floor at the moment. Love the idea of using it for number word.

  7. Mary Morrow says:

    We are learning the number 5 today. Your printables are awesome! Thank you so much!!!

  8. This is great!!! Thanks so much for sharing.

  9. grace says:

    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.

  10. Ashley says:

    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!

  11. Lee says:

    Hi Lavinia,
    I love the thing you do! you’re so creative & inspiring πŸ™‚
    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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