Letter of the week ~ Letter M ~ M Box

The letter of the week is M, and you know we love the letter M around here. 😉  This Letter Box activity can be done with any letter, you might even choose to make it a permanent companion to all of the letter of the week activities.

what you need: a box ~ a small piece of paper ~ tape ~ marker ~ items all starting with the same letter

Have you read the series by Jane Belk Moncure?  Each letter of the alphabet gets its own book.  A character, “Little M” in this case, collects items starting with that letter and fills his box.  You can read more about the series here.  We started by reading My “m” Book.  I pulled out the perfect box and taped a piece of paper to the side.  I wrote an upper case and lower case M on the paper.

I quietly set the box out and added a few M items.  Magnets, a microphone, marbles, money and a magazine were the things I chose.  There are a lot more M things lurking around here, but I wanted to give M and M an opportunity to add things on their own.

What M items will you choose?

This post is a part of the Letter Series.


  1. Love how you’ve done the box (and reuse it for each letter) I really like this idea. We used to focus on a letter a week when i was teaching. Good amount of time 🙂 Over from the kid blogger network. Can’t seem to figure out how to follow your blog though… I’ll have to have another good look. Cheers, debs 🙂

    1. Hi Deb! Thanks for the comment. We love the letter box. 🙂 In case you didn’t figure out how to follow me… look at the top of the sidebar. There is a place to enter your email for email subscriptions and just below that there are pink buttons for Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and RSS feed.

  2. I am so excited! I went to my library site to check out a couple of the ABC books and realized I have the whole set of book. I don’t know if I’ve ever read them, but now I’m excited to use them with my son this year. He is very hands on, so I know he’ll love looking for stuff to put in the box. It will help him to review the letters/sounds he knows & don’t know. Plus it will help with beginning sounds. Thanks!

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