Letter Mm

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Letter Mm Activities

The letter-sound association we are studying this week is "M m" as in "Muffin Man." Here are some activities you can do with your child to reinforce classroom experiences.

1. Listening: In each group, which words begin with the "M m" sound? Which word has a different sound at the beginning? What sound does it begin with?

mail, milk, book     lemon, more, magnet     music, baby, man
muscles, comb, mix     bunny, money, mother     mud, bud, made
mill, mice, bill     meat, mitten, beat     bug, map, mug
moth, bay, may     moo, boo, middle     my, make, by

2. Listening: Which words in these sentences begin with the "M m" sound?
a. Matthew had a ride on the merry-go-round.
b. Miss Mooney saw me at the store.
c. I will miss Mickey when he moves.
d. Melissa put money in her piggy bank.
e. Maria and Mike are getting married.

3. Play a Word Guessing game. Your answers should begin with the "M m" sound.
a. What is white, good to drink, and comes from a cow? _______ (milk)
b. What does a cat say? _______ (meow)
c. What animal can swing by its tail and make funny faces? _____ (monkey)
d. What do some people wear over their faces on Halloween? ______ (masks)
e. What day comes after Sunday? ________ (Monday)

4. Play a Listening and Thinking game. Tell what is wrong with these sentences.
a. Music makes me mad.
b. Machines make work hard for men.
c. Marge wears mittens on her feet.
d. Mom makes mudpies for dinner.
e. The moon is made of green cheese.

5. Make a list of friends, relatives and favorite storybook characters with a name that begins with the "M m" sound.

6. Ask your child to act out the fingerplay, "Five Little Monkeys." Five little monkeys swinging in a tree, Teasing Mr. Alligator, "Can't catch me!" Along comes Mr. Alligator quiet as can be. SNAP! Four little monkeys swinging in a tree...

7. Show your child how to print "M m" this way:
M: Make 2 straight lines from top to bottom. Put a dot in between the 2 lines at the bottom. Make a sliding board from each line at the top to the dot at the bottom.
m: Make a straight line from middle to bottom, pause, trace back up and around, pause, trace up and around again.

Songs and Poems

Sing Along to our songs about the Sound of Mm.

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Five Little Monkeys

Five little monkeys swinging in a tree
Teasing Mr. Alligator,"Can't catch me!"
Along comes Mr. Alligator
Quiet as can be.

Four little monkeys...
No little monkeys swinging in a tree.


I Like Mice
Tune: Three Blind Mice

I like mice, I like mice,
Cook me some mice, cook me some mice.
I like them broiled and I like them stewed.
I especially like them barbecued.
Their french-fried tails are my favorite food.
'Cause I like mice.


I'm A Little Monkey
Tune: I'm A Little Teapot

I'm a little monkey in the tree,
Swinging by my tail so merrily.
I can leap and fly from tree to tree,
I have lots of fun, you see.


Thank You, Cows
Tune: Mary Had A Little Lamb

Thank you cows
For the milk we drink,
Milk we drink, milk we drink.
Thank you cows
For the milk we drink
We say MOOO to you!

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