Alphabet Letter M Moon
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets
Science > Planetary Science > The Moon
Alphabet Activities > Letter M is for Moon
1. The moon is the planet's Earth natural satellite. A
satellite is a heavenly body that moves around a planet or another larger
2. The moon revolves around the earth from west to east in
about 28 days. The moon does not give off light. Instead,
its shine comes from the light it reflects from the sun.
3. On July 20th, 1969 was the first manned moon landing on the Apollo
11 mission by American astronauts.
Visit the outer
space theme to include this lesson plan and related
Children age 3 and under:
* Print a
letter M coloring page D'Nealian or Standard
Block and this moon landing coloring page behind it or on a separate page if using paints to
decorate later. Discuss other letter M words found on the worksheet.
* Finger Tracing: Trace letter M's in upper and lower case with your finger as you also sound out the
letter. Invite the children to do the same on their coloring
* Children can trace and color the letter M's. After completing
coloring the letter,
encourage children to color the monkey coloring page and write letter
M m and the word moon on the margins.
Children ages 3+
Present the Letter
M Worksheet and Mini Book program. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet
and mini-book. These materials can be used as part of Letter M program of activities
to reinforce letter practice and to identify related M words.
Display letter M posters and
coloring pages or make a letter M classroom book. For
related images visit: Letter
M Printable Activities.
Finger and Pencil Tracing: Trace letter M's in upper and lower case with your finger as you also sound out the
letter. Invite the children to do the same on your worksheet.
Encourage the children to trace the dotted lette,
and explain the direction of the arrows and numbers (on the
upper right corner) that help them trace the
letter correctly. During the demonstration, you may want
to count out loud as you trace so children become aware of how the
number order aids them in the writing process.
Find the letter M's: Have the children find all the
letter M's in upper and lower case on the page and encourage them to circle
Letter M Word
Search & Handwriting Practice: The word search game features the moon and letter M words
with pictures and handwriting practice.
Advanced independent handwriting practice:
1. Print your choice of printable
lined-paper and encourage children to draw a moon scene behind
and writing paper: Encourage children to draw and color a
moon scene and
write letter M m.