This Halloween, my toddler has been so scared of all the fake Halloween things at the costume stores as well as the regular stores we shop at. I wanted to get him a scary monster book that showed him it’s not really scary after all.
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A Beastly Story – book about monsters
I found the book A Beasty Story by Bill Martin Jr & Steven Kellogg at our library. It talks about colors too- dark purple, dark brown, etc. Out pops a scary beast with big yellow eyes and the main characters chase after it only to find out it was their friends pulling a prank and nothing to be scared of. My son fell in love with the story and reads it everyday! He tells me “It’s not scary anymore.” So cute!
To go along with the book, I made him a monster shake. I cut facial features from contact paper and colored them with markers. I stuck them to a clear glass & topped it with a monster straw he already had.
How to make the Green Monster Shake:
milk – add until it is the consistency you prefer
a drop of vanilla
Blend all together.
While he took his nap, I threw away what he didn’t finished. When he woke up, he wanted his monster shake and was upset that I had thrown it away. Thankfully, I happened to have green Hawaiian Punch in the refrigerator, so I made him Monster Juice!
How to make the Monster Juice
Decorate a clear glass or plastic cup with a black marker, sticker faces, or use contact paper like I did. Add green juice or a different juice if you wanted a different color monster.
Shape Monsters Kids Craft
For an art project, he made these Shape Monster Crafts I found on the All Kids Network website. I printed the Circle Shape Monster and the Oval Shape Monster (there are 6 total) and my little guy colored them with markers. I cut & glued them together for him. On the website, they use the pieces as templates for making the monsters with construction paper instead.
For more monster fun:
- Create-a-Monster Busy Bag
- Monster Handprint Craft
- M is for Monster Math and Science
- Playdough Monsters
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