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There is nothing more fun that building silly faces. Today’s post is one full of fun and creativity for kids. We’ve been building magnetic shape monsters on tin cans. This activity was designed to go with the book Go Away Big Green Monster by Ed Emberly. This is one of our favorites!
What I love about this book is how they use shapes of the different part of the monster and add them in a little at a time. I also like the silliness of it. It helps kids to not fear monsters! This book inspired my activity and I wanted something both fun and silly.
I created a set of monster printables to print and cut out to use for this build a magnetic shape monster activity. Then we used magnetic tape on the back of the pieces to attach them to a tin can. We used the standard small size of can, but if you have bigger ones, it would work even better!
The printable set also has a die you can roll to make it into a game! My big kids liked to do it this way, but my preschooler just wanted to build.
They had so much fun designing and building all different kinds of monsters. The printable set includes eyes, arms, legs, bodies, mouths and some silly accessories like antennae, hair and horns.
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This post is a Virtual Book Club for Kids collaboration. Each week we share book-related activities with a theme. Want to follow along and get more ideas? Join us in the Facebook group!
See What the Other Virtual Book Club for Kids Bloggers Have Shared for the Monster Theme:
Monster Themed Name Necklace Craft- The Educators’ Spin On It
Mini Eraser Monster Counting Printables – Artsy Momma
Go Away Big Green Monster Slime – Still Playing School
Easy Finger-painted Monsters for Toddlers- Toddler Approved
Playdough Monster Invitation to Play – My Bored Toddler
Big Green Monster Healthy Snack ideas- JDaniel4’s Mom
Monster Krispie Cakes – Rainy Day Mum
Colorful Monsters Printable Worksheet-The Moments at Home
Puffy Paint Monster Craft – To Be A Kid Again
Monster Leaf Puppet Craft – Messy Little Monster
Feed the Monster Game – Mama Smiles
Monster Art – CrArty Kids