M Words for Kids
Making a list of M words for kids? Marvelous! Today I’m sharing a mega list of meaningful words that are full of merit for kids to learn and master.
From mountains and moose to milk and markets, there are many great M word options to choose from. With that being said, this M word resource is organized into lists for preschool, kindergarten, and elementary aged kids.
You will also find CVC M words, four-letter M words, advanced M words, as well as, lists of foods, animals, and objects that begin with the letter M.
Note: There is a free Printable M Words for Kids Activity Pack available at the end of this post.
What is the Sound of M?
The letter M makes the /m/ sound as in: Mom, map, and maze. It is formed by pressing your lips together and making the ‘mmm’ sound. Since M one of the few nasal sounds in the English language, it can be challenging for kids to differentiate between the other nasal sounds /n/ and /ng/.
One way to help kids remember the /m/ sound is to remind them that its the sound we make when we are enjoying tasting food. Mmm…these cookies taste delicious. Mmm…this is the best apple pie I’ve ever tasted. Mmm…strawberry ice cream is my favorite!
The Sound of M:
- /m/ as in: me, man, mop
M Words for Preschool
For preschoolers, the main things they are working on are: letter recognition, letter sounds, and prewriting. So simple, short M words or familiar items that start with M are what you want to be looking for.
*For help with letter recognition, letter sounds, prewriting, check out these resources: Printable Preschool Learning Folder, Preschool Daily Skill Builder, and Prewriting Book 1.
Preschool M Words List:
- My – My name is Bella.
- Me – Will you hand me that plate?
- Mad – I felt mad when I didn’t get my way.
- Mom – My mom is the best.
- Mop – I will help mop the floor.
- Man – The man with the yellow hat waved at me.
- Mouse – There is a mouse living in our house.
- Mat – We have a welcome mat by our front door.
- Mango – I’d like to order a strawberry and mango smoothie.
- Mailbox – Our mailbox is out by the road.
- Mud – I like to play in the mud with my sister.
- More – May I have more ice cream?
- Monkey – I saw a brown and white monkey at the zoo.
M Words for Kindergarten
Kindergarten is a great time to find ways to practice CVC M words, work on phonetic awareness, learn letter formation, and build vocabulary words that begin with letter M!
This is not an exhaustive list of M words for kindergarten, but it’s a practical place to start. What other M words would you use with kindergarteners?
M Words for Kindergarten:
- More – My I have more rice?
- Much – How much money do you have/
- Mail – I sent a letter in the mail.
- Monday – Today is Monday and tomorrow is Tuesday.
- May – May I have a cookie?
- Market – The market was full of tasty foods.
- Milk – The recipe calls for two cups of milk.
- Mittens – I like to wear mittens when it is cold outside.
- Moon – There is a full moon tonight.
- Mouth – She opened her mouth as wide as she could.
- Mug – Mom fixed me a mug of hot cocoa.
- Maze – Our family went through a corn maze.
- Meat – Beef is my favorite kind of meat.
- Meal – What will we be having for your evening meal?
Words that end with M for Kindergarten:
- Sum – Four is the sum of two plus two.
- Mom – My mom is my best friend.
- Room – I hope I can get my own room when we move.
- Worm – The pink worm crawled across the patio.
- Poem – I wrote a poem about worms.
- Arm – Jim broke is arm when he fell out of the tree.
- Hem – I will hem the dress then get it back to you.
- Film – The film was two hours long.
- Form – He filed out the form with his black pen.
- Dream – I had a funny dream last night.
- Him – I really like spending time with him.
Easy M Words for Early Readers
Short M words are great for building phonetic awareness in early readers. Here are some three-letter M words and four-letter M words you can use in your beginning readers:
Three letter M Words for Kids
Four letter M Words for Kids
M Words for Elementary Students
Now on to the marvelous, magnetic M words for your elementary students to master. Buckle up, because this is the main menu of memorable words that begin with M.
- Meal – Thank you for this delicious meal.
- Milk – We left some milk and cookies for Santa.
- Mare – The mare ran across the meadow.
- Menu – Let’s look over the menu and decide what we want for dinner.
- Mask – The robber wore a mask over his face to conceal his identity.
- Mild – The salsa was mild instead of hot.
- Middle – I stood in the middle of line.
- Match – He used a match to light the fire.
- Market – The market was packed with shoppers.
- Myself – Everyday I look at myself in the mirror while I brush my teeth.
- Margin – I left a one inch margin around my paper.
- Medicine – After taking the medicine she started to feel much better.
- Mirror – We have a large mirror over our bathroom sink.
- Movie – The movie was boring and I fell asleep.
- Maple – I like maple syrup on my pancakes.
- Microwave – We pop popcorn in our microwave.
- Manager – I took my concerns to the manager of the store and he said he would address them.
- Meeting – Our staff meeting starts in ten minutes.
- Mountain – The mountain tops were covered in snow.
- Metal – The frame was made from a heavy duty metal.
- Museum – We took a homeschool field trip to a museum
- Medal – He was the gold medal at the Olympics.
- Money – Money cannot buy happiness or contentment.
- Million – The house cost a million dollars.
- Mansion – He owned the mansion on the top of the hill.
- Measure – My dad always told me to measure twice and cut once.
- Machine – He created a machine to wrap the candy.
- Mobile – We use a mobile hotspot for our wifi.
- Mystery – Bree likes reading mystery books.
- Mellow – The dog had a calm and mellow disposition.
- Merry – The Christmas season is merry and bright.
- Master – He is a master at karate.
- Major – The major problem is, we are losing all of our employees.
- Mouse – The mouse is gray.
- Manatee – We saw a manatee at the aquarium.
- Merit – There is merit to your idea.
- Model – There was a model train in the museum to demonstrate the expansion of early railways.
- Mentor – My teacher was also my mentor.
- Mosquito – The mosquito bite on my arm is itching.
- Mature – Saving your money was a mature, wise decision.
- Memory – My grandma has dementia and is losing her memory.
- Modern – She decorated her home in a new and modern way.
- Master – The master bedroom is bigger than all the other bedrooms in the house.
- Mammoth – Archeologists have recently discovered the remains of a Mammoth.
- Mercy – The father showed mercy to his wayward son.
- Majestic – The majestic mountains towered over the valley.
- Marvelous -The book was marvelous.
- Maximum – The maximum weight on the play set is 200lbs.
- Metallic – The car had a metallic finish that sparkled in the sun.
- Moody – He is tired, hungry, and moody.
- Mean – The bully was rude and mean.
- Meek – I want a meek dog rather than an aggressive one.
- Meerkat – The meerkat likes warm temperatures.
- Monkey – The monkey at the zoo liked to swing from branch to branch.
More Advanced M Words for Kids
Do you have kids who don’t want to meddle with mediocre vocabulary? They prefer a mishmash of magnificent words that will motivate them to achieve monumental tasks? If so, check out this marvelous list of monumental M words for them to memorize:
- Menagerie – He keeps a menagerie of exotic animals on his farm.
- Malarkey – His excuses were a bunch of malarkey.
- Magnificent – The magnificent stallion held his head high.
- Mayhem – Backstage was complete mayhem before the performance.
- Mishmash – Leftover night is a mishmash of foods for dinner.
- Marmalade – Drew likes orange marmalade on his toast.
- Mozzarella – I like mozzarella cheese on my pizza.
- Mediocre – His performance was mediocre compared to the songbird before him.
- Melodious – The bird sang a melodious song that put my heart at ease.
- Mesmerizing – Their conversation was mesmerizing and I couldn’t help but listen in.
- Monumental – Changing schools feels like a monumental task.
- Motivational – His motivational speech impacted my life.
- Miraculous – Her healing was nothing short of miraculous.
- Miserable – The rain and mud made our hike miserable.
Things That Start with Letter M
Are you doing an M word collage with your students? A report on animals that start with M? Or trying to come up with some food you can serve at your M word preschool party. Here are some lists of animals, food, and objects that start with letter M.
Letter M Foods:
- Miso Soup
Animals that start with letter M:
- Mallard Duck
Letter M Objects:
M Word Activities for Kids
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- Read M Word Picture Books Together – Reading through books and learning to identify the M words is a great activities for letter recognition and getting acclimated to words that begin with M. Its easy, just check out some picture books for letter M and get started. Three of our favorite books for letter M are Miss Nelson is Missing by Harry Allard, If you Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Numeroff, and The Monster at the End of This Book by Jon Stone.
- Free M Word Printables – Get the free letter M activity pack that is available at the end of this post OR find other free M coloring sheets, activity pages, or worksheets.
- Make a M Word Snack – Using only foods that begin with the letter M, see if you can come up with some creative snacks to try. Mango and muffins? Mozzarella and macaroni? Marshmallows and mint? Have fun and try something new.
- Create a M Word Collage – Give your kids a M word list, scissors, glue, and a stack of magazines. Have them cutout any words they can find that start with the letter M. They could also include words and definitions on their collage as well.
FREE Letter M Learning Pack
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More ‘Words for Kids’ Learning Resources
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What are you favorite M words for kids?
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