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The manatee is an aquatic mammal with a rounded tail flipper, living in coastal waters and adjacent rivers of the tropical Atlantic. It is an hervibore that feeds on aquatic plants, it is nicknamed the "gentle giant" as it is harmless, and attracted to human activity, like divers.
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Letter M coloring page
Letter M Worksheet & Mini-Book
D'Nealian & Standard block
Word Search & Handwriting
Drawing - Writing Paper
Alphabet Activities > Letter M is for Manatee
Children age 3 and under:
- Print a
letter M coloring page D'Nealian
Block font. Select and print an age apropriate manatee coloring page on the back or on a separate sheet.
- 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 color and trace the letter M's following instructions. Use finger paints, crayons or water colors. Write the letter M m and the word manatee on the finished coloring page.
Children Ages 3+ to 6 - beginning letter M sound:
- Present the letter
M worksheet and mini-book. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book.
- Encourage the children to trace the dotted letters and demonstrate the direction of the arrows and numbers that help them
trace the letter correctly. 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 worksheet words and encourage them to circle
- Discuss other letter M words and images found in the worksheet. Make a home or classroom letter M book or coloring book. Visit Letter M Printable Activities to make your choice.
Letter M Word
Search & Handwriting Practice:
The word search game featuress letter M words with pictures and handwriting practice.
Advanced Independent Handwriting:
- Print your choice of printable
lined-paper and encourage children to draw a rat behind
the page or print a manatee coloring page to color after writing practice.
- Drawing and writing paper. Encourage children to draw and color a crab and write letter Mm.
Manatee coloring pages: