Music begins with the letter M. Using music is a really fun way to teach the letter m sound. To help use music to teach the letter m, it is really fun to hum to music. By humming, you are making the letter m sound. In addition, you can make a cute craft of the letter M that features musical notes. Today we are going to make a Letter M Craft: Music Note Craft. Make sure that before or after you make your letter M Craft: Music Note Craft you turn on some music and hum using the M sound. If you are looking for some fun books to teach the letter M sound, here are a few of our favorites:
Letter M Craft: Music Note Craft Materials
- White construction paper
- Black construction paper
- Bottle cap
- Black Crayon
Letter M Craft: Music Note Craft Directions
- Fold the white piece of paper in half.
- Using the ruler, measure about 1.5” from each side, and draw a line.
- Using the middle half as a guide, make the V part of the M. (the paper folded in half helps keep it symmetrical)
- Fold the paper in half, and cut along the lines.
- Using a bottle cap, trace circles on the black piece of paper.
- Using the black scraps, cut out small rectangles (around .5” wide).
- With the black Crayon, draw lines on the white M.
- Glue the black dots on the white M.
- Add the black rectangles to the right side of the circles to make music notes! (these are called quarter notes.)
Bonus: You can also add another rectangle across the top of two music notes, to make eighth notes.
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Madreen Karle is a master first grade reading teacher with over 30 years of classroom experience. She taught reading in a special needs and English as a Second Language classroom. After retiring she wrote a reading program to help others learn how to teach reading. She is a trusted educator and author of 5 books to help teach children to read and write. In addition to her books, she is a mentor for 3 websites that give reading teacher tips (Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading, Mrs. Karle’s Reading Patch, and Mrs. Karle’s Handwriting Patch). Through her teaching she learned that confidence was the key to learning to read. A child who is not confident at reading does not like to read and struggles to read. Mrs. Karle created “sunshine moments” to help teach children how to grow their confidence and learn to read.
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