Monster Faces Activity

Halloween is around the corner and this year my almost 4 year old is into monsters. I love that the library near us has book bundles, a handful of books banded together on various topics that are on display. It makes it easy to grab a few books without trying to keep track of two girls heading in different directions while reading book spines. The latest batch that Kelsey picked out is a Monster themed set.

One of the favorites has been Mostly Monsterly by Tammi Sauer. It’s about a monster who is like every other monster except she has some hobbies the other monsters just don’t get.

monsterly

In my usual fashion, I had some materials laying around, in this case sheets of felt, and had a quick idea. In the end, we have a fun new “busy bag” idea that my preschooler enjoyed and even my 1 year old had fun checking out. To create your own Monster Faces Felt Activity, just get a little creative with some scissors and felt and cut out shapes that could be eyes, mouth, etc. I just used basic shapes like triangles, circles, and squares in various sizes and some zig zag pieces that could maybe be hair, or teeth, or eyebrows.

Monster Face Collage

That’s pretty much it! It took a few minutes to get started and I just kept making more pieces from the scraps after cutting out bigger shapes. The girls played with these for a while until, well, the 1 year old started acting like a 1 year old and trying to grab all the pieces. You can only do so much.

Don’t mind the bedhead. We were still in pajamas at almost lunch time – who doesn’t love a lazy weekend morning. I hope your little monsters enjoy the activity, too!

 

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Basic Shapes for Beginners Ebook Review and Promo Code

I am happy to share with new resource with you, Basic Shapes for Beginners, A Hands-On Approach to Pre-Writing Strokes for Preschoolers by Heather Greutman. My 3 year old daughter and I have been using some of the activities in this ebook to fill in times when we need a quick activity. She goes to preschool Monday thru Thursday mornings but in the afternoon or on the weekends we sometimes find ourselves with a little free time but stuck inside.

The ebook is set up in weeks based on different shapes with 5 activities included in each week, along with 1 bonus activity for each week plus 3 bonus activities at the end. You can choose to use the activities as you wish. Some of the activities we have done a version of when Kelsey was younger and I don’t think she is ready for others. I believe that means there is something for every 2-5 year old and it is something you could continue to revisit as your child gains more skills. It has been helpful to be able to print out the page I want to use that day. The activities use items that you most likely already have around the house or can be purchased inexpensively.

I hope you enjoy Basic Shapes for Beginners as much as we have and purchase a copy today. Be sure to use the code LAUNCH50 for 50% off until April 6! You can also enter to win a copy here.

Building structures with blocks with printout from Basic Shapes for Beginners

Building structures with blocks with printout from Basic Shapes for Beginners

*This post contains affiliate links. I was provided a copy of the book to review. All opinions are my own.*