Make an M Mask

Make an M Mask
Target text


Associate the uppercase letter M and lowercase letter m with the /m/ sound as in monster, mirror, and mask.

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Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • make
  • monster
  • marshmallow
  • macaroni
  • mirror


  • Objects that start with M
  • Monster mask
  • Picture cards
  • Popsicle stick (optional)
  • Brown- or green-colored glue
  • Markers
  • Mirror (optional)
  • "Monster Mash" by Bobby “Boris” Pickett (optional)
  • Music player (if parading and dancing to Monster Mash)
  • Writing practice page
  • Book: A Halloween Mask for Monster by Virginia Mueller (optional)

The children will make a monster mask as they practice saying the /m/ sound in words such as monster, make, and mark.

Literacy Activities
Make a Monster Mask

  • Print out monster masks for each child, then glue them onto paper plates and cut out eye holes.
  • Show the children picture cards of objects that begin with M, emphasizing the /m/ sound at the beginning of each word.
  • Distribute monster mask and encourage the children to make their masks by gluing objects that start with M on the mask (optional) or have them use picture cards of objects.
  • Make a list of all of the objects or picture cards on the masks and emphasize that all of the items on the list begin with the letter M, which makes the /m/ sound.
  • Allow the children to model their monster masks in the mirror (optional).

Monster Mask Parade (optional)

  • Have the children put their masks on and stand in a line around the room.
  • Play the song “Monster Mash” and have the children dance like monsters while walking in a line around the room.

More Practice
Write the target letter

  • Help the children write the uppercase letter M and lowercase letter m at the top of the writing practice page.
  • Have the children draw a picture of something that begins with the /m/ sound in the space under the letters.


SEEL At Home

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Associate the uppercase letter M and lowercase letter m and with the /m/ sound as in mug, moss, and moon.


  • Monster mask graphic 
  • Picture cards
  • Objects beginning with the letter M (optional)
  • Scissors 
  • Tape or glue
  • Craft stick (optional)

Activity: Monster Masks

  • Help your child make a monster mask for Mom.

    • Cut eye circles out of the monster mask.
    • Decorate the mask with items or pictures of things beginning with the letter M.
  • Emphasize that all the items on the mask begin with the letter M, which makes the /m/ sound.
  • Have your child use a marker to write the letter M several times on the mask.
  • Attach a craft stick to the mask (optional).
  • As you work together, use words and phrases beginning with the /m/ sound (e.g., Will you add moons or macaroni to your monster mask? Can we stick millions of mini marshmallows to the mask?).
  • Try the mask on and look in the mirror.
  • The activity can be repeated several times

Picture Cards


Monster Mask


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1. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.1.D: Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters in the alphabet.
2. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.3.A: Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary sound or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant.