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Mustard Squirt

Updated: Oct 4, 2019

This lesson is excerpted from Letter of the Day. Click here to download a PDF of the project.

There are many ways to practice making letter shapes. Here’s a fun project that you can adapt for other letters. Try it with numbers, too!

What You Need:

Yellow mustard in squirt bottle, large piece of paper or plastic tablecloth (optional)

To Prepare:

Fill a half empty squeeze bottle of prepared mustard with water, diluting it until you get a consistency that’s easy to squirt.


  1. Announce that you are doing a really fun project with the letter m. Say, “m is for mustard.” Have your child chant m, mustard a few times.

  2. Bring out the bottle of mustard. Make sure the lid is secured, then ask him give it a vigorous shake.

  3. Now show him how to write the letter m with the mustard. Do this outside on snow or sand, in a bathtub or shower, on a large piece of paper, or on a plastic tablecloth.

  4. After practicing writing a few m’s, invite him to draw designs of his own.

Click here to download a PDF of this lesson

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