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M Is for Mouse Craft

child attaches googly eye to uppercase m craft

There’s an adorable lowercase M craft scurrying toward your craft table! Your child is sure to enjoy creating this merry mouse, especially if craft time is followed by a mouse-approved snack. Would anyone like a piece of cheese?

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • 2 sheets of printer paper
  • Card stock (we used orange, brown, pink, and black)
  • M Is for Mouse Craft templates
  • 2 googly eyes
  • Glue stick, pencil, and scissors

Instructions for Assembling Your Lowercase M Craft

  1. Print the M Is for Mouse Craft templates.
  2. Cut out the templates. Trace the letter M and the mouse’s ear, nose, and whiskers onto card stock.
  3. Cut out the letter M and mouse pieces.
  4. Glue the letter M onto a full sheet of card stock (we used orange, but you can use any color you like).
  5. Attach the mouse’s ear and nose to the letter M as shown in the example.
  6. Glue the three whiskers on each side of the mouse’s nose.
  7. Affix two googly eyes to the top of the letter M.

children glue their uppercase letter M craft children glue whiskers to their uppercase letter M craft child glues an eye to her uppercase letter M craft

Learning with Your Letter M Craft

As you and your child assemble your M Is for Mouse Craft, practice saying /m/–/m/–mouse together. You can find more tips for working on pre-reading skills with your preschooler in this handy download.

children display their uppercase letter M craft

We would LOVE to see how your lowercase M craft turns out! Please share your photos with us on our Facebook page, or tag your Instagram photos with the hashtag #allaboutABCcrafts!

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Whitney p

says:

Love these for my preschooler

Audrey

says:

My three year old’s name starts with M; she would love this activity!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Audrey,
I think a child’s name spelled out with these letter crafts would be a super cute decoration for their bedroom or school room, and the child would be able to say she made it! 😊

Zoe

says:

I have been using theses crafts to help my struggling reader to remember the letters he always mixes up. m & w, h & n, b,p, & d He is a visual learner and these crafts help the letters ‘stick’ in his mind. Thank you :)

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

This is wonderful, Zoe! I’m so happy to hear that these crafts are helping your student to master these tricky letters. I can understand how a making a cute “m is for mouse” craft can help the letter stick in your mind. 🙂

Dee

says:

That’s an amazing idea! Thank you

Kristy

says:

Thanks for providing so many alphabet craft options!

Soniya

says:

Wonderful Idea

Jodie

says:

My library did this for a while. They had the supplies for one new letter each week. My kids loved it!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

What a great activity for your library to have, Jodie! I think I would have gone more regularly when my kids were preschool if our library did something like that.

Kristin

says:

This is so cute!

Erin

says:

Love this craftivity for my little ones!!

Amanda H.

says:

This looks super fun! We love hands on approaches like this!

Marietjie

says:

just want to know if you do not have numbers in the same format – we have a child that is writing his numbers wrong way round and we need to get him fun numbers to see if he can identify the number with the picture and maybe that will help him to no longer turn them around

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Marietie,
We specialize in learning to read and spell, so no we don’t have any crafts for numbers. Sorry. However, I still think I can help as many of the same techniques used for letter reversals will help with number reversals.

First, take a look at our blog post on How to Solve Letter Reversals. Pay particular attention to the tactile letter idea (make tactile numbers) and the arm writing activity. Making the practice very movement and feeling oriented helps a lot with reversals. You can also write numbers 0 through 9 at the top of his math page for him to refer too while he is still working on mastering their directionality.

If the child is still young, under 8, know that reversing letters and numbers is a part of normal development. Prior to learning letters and numbers, a thing was what it was no matter what way it was turned. If a chair faced left, right, or was upside down, it was still a chair. Children have to change how they think to learn that a 5 is not really a 5 if it faces the other way and that can be tricky. Gentle practice and reminders are all that is needed for most young child to no longer make reversal errors.

And if the child is older and this problem has been going on for a while, know that it may take spending a few minutes a day, most every day, for months in order to completely overcome reversals. My co-worker had to work with her daughter for a few minutes 4 or 5 days a week for most of her 4th-grade year for her to finally overcome the problem.

I hope this helps, but please let me know if I can help further.

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