The objective of this lesson is to teach your child to recognize and write the capital letter M.


At the end of the lesson your child will be able to recognize the letter M and say its name.

Download the capital letter M worksheet

Time requirement

20 minutes.

Grade level

Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten.

Introductory activity

What you will need:

  • A wipe board
  • A dry erase (not permanent) marker

What to do:

  1. Draw the letter M on the wipe board and ask your child to repeat the sound it makes (‘muh’).
  2. Ask them to try to draw the capital letter M on the wipe board. Guide their hand to help them write it.
  3. Write “MOM” on the wipe board and circle the Ms. Tell them that the “M” usually makes the “muh” sound. You can also try to draw a picture of your child’s mom to associate the letters with the word.
  4. Have your child draw things on the wipe board that start with the letter M, such as a man, a moose, or a monster. Have them repeat the associated words and the pronunciation of the letter M.


If your child learns the capital letter M right away, introduce the lower case letter m.

Reinforcement activity

Print out the attached worksheet. Ask your child to complete the worksheet by themselves. Feel free to help them if they get stuck or ask any questions.


In order to see if your child has achieved the goal of this lesson, ask them to write the letter M in the shaving cream.