Today I am sharing some monster activities for kids. Lately, we seem to have lots of monsters in our house. We recently adopted a puppy. He is a rescued Brittany who had lived outside his entire life. When he came into our home, he didn’t know anything about anything. The poor little guy is afraid to go into the laundry room because the washing machine monster lives in there. He is also afraid of the master bathroom – where the electric razor and blow dryer monsters lurk. But the scariest of them all is the vacuum monster! But seriously, monsters don’t have to be scary. Hopefully you and your kiddos will enjoy these fun, silly monster activities.
Monster Play Dough
You can create a monster themed play dough tray using a wide variety of items. Pipe cleaners, bottle caps, toothpicks, craft sticks… Above, I added a 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 play dough 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 the coils into small sections.
Pretty silly, don’t you think?
I found a great book of eye stickers at my local craft store. Woohoo…..we can use these for sooo many things.
Here I cut out some shapes from brightly colored construction paper. We glued them down, added sticker eyes, and completed the monsters with crayons.
Paper Towel Roll Monster
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
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, puff balls, tooth picks, craft sticks, yarn, washi tape, glue, scissors and a hole punch.
Monster Boogie Puppet
Are you looking for a monster movement activity? Here is a fun one. I used eye peeper rings for goofy monster eyes. I created crazy monster hair by tying pieces of metallic mesh tube ribbon and pipe cleaners to one of my hair ties. I placed the crazy hair tie around my fingers, then added a 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
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
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. If you are looking for additional monster activities for kids, check out my Monster Board on Pinterest.
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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