Make a Monster Mask

Objective

Recognize and name the uppercase letter M and lowercase letter m.

 

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • mask
  • monster
  • macaroni
  • mini
  • marshmallow

Materials:

  • Monster mask graphic (see below)—printed on cardstock or glued on a paper plate with eye cutouts
  • Letter cards (see below)
  • M objects (macaroni, mini marshmallows, markers, etc.)
  • Book: A Halloween Mask for Monster by Virginia Mueller (optional)

State and model the objective

Tell the children they will make a monster mask with the letter M on it as they recognize and name the uppercase letter M and the lowercase letter m.

Practice the skill within an activity

  • Read A Halloween Mask for Monster by Virginia Mueller (optional), emphasizing the letter M.
  • Write the uppercase letter M and the lowercase letter m on a whiteboard, name the letters, and have the children write the M and m in the air with their fingers.
  • Mix up the letter cards (see below) and have the children choose one card at a time.
  • Decide as a group whether or not each letter is an M (or lowercase m).
    • If the letter is an M or m, put it near the mask cutout.
    • If the letter is not an M or m, place it in a discard pile.
  • Give each of the children a pre-cut M monster mask (see below) and have the children decorate their masks by gluing or taping M and m letter cards (see below) onto their masks. 
  • Invite the children to continue to decorate their masks with various objects that begin with the letter M (e.g., macaroni, mini marshmallows, etc.). 
  • Make a list of the items used to decorate the mask and have the children circle the letter M or m at the beginning of each word. 

Apply the skill

Write the target letter

  • Have the children write the uppercase letter M (and lowercase m) several times on a piece of paper.
  • Let the children cut out the letters and glue them on their monster mask (provide support as needed).

Printouts

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Objective
Recognize and name the uppercase letter M and lowercase letter m.

Materials

  • Monster mask made in class or mini mask graphic (see below)
  • Letter cards (see below)

Activity: Monster Mask

  • Have your child show you the M monster mask he or she made in class or make a mini mask using the graphic below.
  • Help your child sort the letter cards (see below), putting the M and m letter cards by the mini monster mask and placing the other letters in a discard pile.
  • Invite your child decorate the backside of the M monster mask with some of the M and m letter cards.
  • Help your child write and cut out the uppercase letter M and lowercase m in various sizes and colors then attach the new letters to the M monster mask.

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Standards

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1. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.1.D: Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters in the alphabet.

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