To help your child learn the lower case letter m.


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

Download the lower case m worksheet

Time requirement

20 minutes.

Grade level

Pre-kindergarten – Kindergarten

Introductory activity

What you will need:

  • A piece of paper
  • Some crayons
  • A small bag of M&Ms (chocolate candies) if available; otherwise, create some fake M&Ms by cutting out circles in construction paper and drawing Ms on them

What to do:

  1. Give your child some M&Ms. Tell them not to eat them yet.
  2. Ask them what letter is written on each piece of candy.
  3. Explain to your child that it is a letter m and it sounds like ‘muh’. Ask them to write a few ‘m’s on a piece of paper, or to shape the M&Ms into a small letter m, and then to enjoy the candy.


If your child learns the lower case m right away, have them work on the supplemental worksheets for the 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, write the letter m on a piece of paper surrounded by other letters. Ask your child to look at the group of letters and pick out the letter m.