Check out these fun monster activities for kids. These activities are perfect for your Halloween theme or monster theme unit or lesson plans in your preschool classroom. Your students will love these monster learning activities.
Today I am sharing some monster activities for kids. Hopefully you and your kiddos will enjoy these fun, silly monster activities. I think they will be a perfect addition to your Halloween theme lesson plans.
Monster Play Dough Activities
You can create a monster themed play dough tray using a wide variety of items. Pipe cleaners, bottle caps, toothpicks, craft sticks… I love searching around for fun materials to use.
Above, I added some eye peeper rings and vampire teeth that I picked up at the Halloween shop at Target. The hinged vampire teeth always wanted to open up, which destroyed our playdough designs. To solve this problem, I cut the teeth in half at the hinge.
The coils in the tray are the binding coils that I use for my binding machine. I just cut the coils into small sections.
Pretty silly, don’t you think?
Shape Monsters Activity
The next monster activity are shape monster creations. I found a great book of eye stickers at my local craft store. Woohoo…..we can use these for sooo many things.
I cut out some shapes from brightly colored construction paper. Then, we glued them down, added sticker eyes, and completed the monsters with crayons.
Paper Towel Roll Monster Activity
This fine motor activity was inspired by a monster that I saw on Pleasantest Thing. Kids can create a monster by punching holes into a section of a paper towel tube. Then they add pipe cleaners and binder coils through the holes. The monster is completed with some silly sticker eyes.
Monster Tinker Tray Activity
Do you want kids to create some truly innovative monsters? Create a monster themed tinker tray for them. You can use any type of age-appropriate crafting materials in your monster tinker tray. Mine includes paper towel tubes, craft noodles, bottle caps, binder coils, googly eyes, puffballs, toothpicks, craft sticks, yarn, washi tape, glue, scissors, and a hole punch.
Monster Boogie Puppet Movement Activities
Are you looking for a monster movement activity? Here is a fun one. I used eye peeper rings for goofy monster eyes. Next, I tied pieces of metallic mesh tube ribbon and pipe cleaners to one of my hair ties to make crazy monster hair. Finally, placed the crazy hair tie around my fingers, then added an eye peeper ring …… tada ….an instant monster puppet. Wouldn’t kids have fun dancing around with their own monster puppets? The perfect music is Laurie Berkner’s Monster Boogie.
M is for Monster Alphabet Activity
Draw a letter M on a piece of paper or use ABC Dot Worksheets. Kids can add “monster eyes” to the dots or along the letter as they practice the m sound, work on letter formation, letter recognition, and even fine motor skills.
Feed the Monster Activity and Game
Finally, I want to share a fun printable monster activity. The Feed the Monster Activity above is in my TPT store, but you can also make your own monster with a cut out mouth from a box or file folder. Kids can feed the monster letters, rhyming words, numbers, quantities, colors. Watch out so the monster doesn’t nibble your fingers!
I hope that you try out a monster activity or two and let me know how it goes.
Following are the resources from my store that were used in the activities above. Click on the image to check them out.
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