Next time you are beginning a music lesson or unit study, check out this alphabet activity for the letter M – “M is for Music”! Whether you’re studying musical composers or learning how to read music notes, your little ones will have a blast kicking off their studies with this fun craft activity. When they’re finished, check out my list of books that help you teach your child about music!
M is for Music Craft
Gather all your materials, and then get started building a letter M that looks like piano keys with music notes scattered across it. So cute and fun! Also, at the end of this post, find the book list!
- White construction paper
- White construction paper
- Black construction paper
- Bottle cap
- Black Crayon
Pull out all your craft supplies and materials needed, and perhaps start the craft by completing the first four steps before your little one comes to help you. Then get to work crafting your letter M and decorating it with music notes! Here are the directions:
1. Fold the white piece of paper in half.
2. Using the ruler, measure about 1.5″ from each side, and draw a line.
3. Using the middle half as a guide, make the V part of the M. (the paper folded in half helps keep it symmetrical)
4. Fold the paper in half, and cut along the lines.
5. Using a bottle cap, trace circles on the black piece of paper.
6. Using the black scraps, cut out small rectangles (around .5″ wide).
7. With the black Crayon, draw lines on the white M.
8. Glue the black dots on the white M.
9. Add the black rectangles to the right side of the circles to make music notes! (these are called quarter notes.)
Bonus: You can also add another rectangle across the top of two music notes, to make eighth notes.
If you found the activity fun, and want to continue with this topic as a unit study, I’ve found lots of great books for teaching about music, music theory, and musical notes to children. Here is a list of my favorite ones!
For the Love of Music: The Remarkable Story of Maria Anna Mozart by Elizabeth Rusch
Do Re Mi: If You Can Read This, Thank Guido D’Arezzo by Susan Roth
M is for Melody: A Musical Alphabet by Kathy-jo Wargin
Meet the Orchestra by Ann Hayes
Never Play Music Right Next to the Zoo by John Lithgow
Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin by Lloyd Moss
Can You Hear It? by William Lach
My First Classical Music Book by Genevieve Helsry
The Extraordinary Music of Mr. Ives: The True Story of a Famous American Composer by Joanne Staybridge
This activity and book list can be used for a unit study about Music with your littlest ones (and fun for your big kids too!) Next time you’re needing something fun to do for Music class, try it out and then let me know how it went!