One of our play trays (see preschool activity trays) for the week was this printable make a monster coloring page. I had these eye stickers that we haven’t gotten around to using yet and I knew this monster canvas was the perfect way to spark my 5 year old’s creativity.
Monster Coloring Page
I left the activity tray on my daughters craft table (we LOVE this table) and as soon as she saw it she jumped right in!
The thing with these activity trays is that while I may direct her with an activity idea (monster coloring page mixed with sticker eyes and crayons), but she also gets to infuse her own personality, interests, likes and dislikes. She wanted to add markers to the mix (especially these scented ones that she’s been wanting to try.)
I know that the Handwriting Without Tears workshop instructor (and occupational therapist) mentioned that we should encourage our children to use crayons more and markers less since children have to work a bit harder to use the crayons therefore gaining more hand strength I still wanted to let her guide her way so that she enjoyed the activity.
Let your kids direct their play and craft time.
The monster coloring page activity gave me about 20 minutes of quiet time at home where I could sit down and grab one of my 4 cups of caffeine for the day in peace. 😉
Definitely an activity well done and the potential for it is so cute.
If you don’t have these sticker eyes then how about using Googly Eyes? It would be just as cute and totally unique? Or how about you throw both of them on the activity tray and see what your child does with it?
If you don’t have googly eyes then don’t stress! Just use it as a coloring page, I bet you it will still turn out pretty cool. Children can create their own eyes. You could add in some glue with glitter and make glitter filled monsters. It would be amazing to see how your younger child does this activity versus an older child. (Try it each year!)
I paired this activity during the week while we read the following monster themed books:
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Have you ever read the Tickle Monster book with your kids? 😋It’s a laughing kit that comes with the most adorable gloves and I promise you that your kids will have endless giggles and laughter.😄😂 If you’re looking for a warm fuzzy book to add to your collection check it out http://amzn.to/1TQpYnB link is also in profile. 😍 What are some of your warm fuzzy reads? The ones that either provoke laughter from your kids or bring you some love and cuddles? My wish list is waiting to add a few of your suggestions…
For another fun art activity with a monster theme, especially one to use with your googly eyes check out the Fancy Monster Finger Paint Hand Prints post.
You can grab the monster coloring page below: