Do your little ones love monsters? If so, they’re going to love this whimsical monster art drawing activity! This colorful monster would be just perfect for an October unit study with young learners. Monsters inspire children to use their imagination and think outside the box. With this cute monster printable and activity, you can practice fine motor skills and critical thinking skills at home by hosting a monster art challenge for your little ones.
Monster Drawing Activity
Keep scrolling for more great monster crafts, activities, and stories. Then get this fun roll-a-monster printable activity and get started learning about magical monsters with your little ones today.
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Preschool Monster Theme and Lesson Plan Ideas
Roll-a-Monster Art Activity
To get started with your very own monster drawing challenge at home, download and print these cute monster parts. Then, using tape or glue, form monster “dice” for your art challenge. Finally, have kids roll each die to reveal a monster body part and draw the parts together on paper to create a colorful monster they’ll love.
Kids will have fun discovering which monster hands and feet to give their creature and they’ll be building important fine motor skills as they draw the kooky body parts on paper. Turn it into a competition to see who can draw the silliest monster.
More Monster Crafts
Want more kooky monster crafts to do with your kids?
Check out these fun craft ideas:
- Upgrade your monster drawing from earlier with extra craft supplies. You can use glitter, googly eyes, pipe cleaners, and yarn to create a 3-dimensional monster art project. Make it into a competition to see who can use the most colors or add the most creative embellishments.
- Enjoy monster-themed shape practice by giving young children shapes cut from construction paper. Encourage them to use their imaginations by arranging the triangles, squares, and circles to form their own goofy monster creation. Don’t forget the googly eyes!
- These furry little monsters are perfect for creating monsters at home. Since a hot glue gun is needed to build this little monster, have your little ones choose all the parts and arrange them. Then, an adult can actually “build” the creature. While you’re waiting for your monster’s glue to dry, share a monster story with your little one.
Monster Books for Bedtime
It’s often easier for children to fall asleep when they have a relaxing bedtime routine. Reading stories together at bedtime is a great way to help them relax and get a good night’s rest. Sharing whimsical monster stories at bedtime can help your little one overcome any fears about these kooky creatures and learn to love them instead.
Reading stories aloud to little ones is also an excellent way to build language skills, encourage early reading, and help your children fall in love with books. We love monster stories at bedtime! Here are some of our favorites:
- The Monster at the End of This Book by Jon Stone
- I Need My Monster by Amanda Noll
- Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Make a Monster Story
Using your monster creation from the roll-a-monster activity, create your very own silly monster story to share. It’s a great way to encourage your children to build writing skills, think creatively, and practice handwriting.
Encourage your kids to invent a story about their monster. Explain that stories have a beginning, middle, and end. Then work together with your little ones to create an exciting adventure for their own silly monsters. You can use these prompts for extra encouragement:
- I found a monster under my bed! His name is …
- Once upon a time, there was a monster who …
- Late one night, I heard a strange noise …
If your little one isn’t writing yet, don’t worry. Telling stories orally is an important skill. Your little ones can still use their imagination to invent their own monster story for you to talk about. Plus, oral storytelling is an important part of cognitive growth and language skills.
Monster Math Practice
This monster drawing activity is perfect for practicing preschool math skills with little ones too. Encourage children to practice counting skills by asking questions like “How many arms does your monster have?”
Then, talk about the similarities and differences between your monster creations. It’s a fun way to encourage your little learners to practice comparing and contrasting. This awareness of differences and similarities will help your kids notice the differences in mathematical operations when they’re older.
Yummy Monster Treats
Kids love snacks! You can use snack time to your advantage by serving themed snacks to reinforce your lessons. Plus, they’re perfect for your next Halloween party. Try these tasty monster treats:
- Monster Cupcakes: with brightly colored icing, vampire teeth, and goofy eyeballs, these tasty cakes will be a big hit with your little ones!
- Monster Mouths: use apple slices, peanut butter, and almond slices or marshmallow to create a deliciously healthy snack.
- Candy Eyeballs: add these fun “sprinkles” to any snack to turn it into a monster-themed goody your kids will love.
Use Monsters to Teach Problem Solving
Making monsters together is a great way to get kids talking about real-world fears. First, create the monster. Explain that since you built the monster, you can take it apart too. That’s a valuable truth for our kids to know during this time.
There is a lot of fear and confusion in the world today, even adults can feel the tension. Our kids feel it too. It’s impossible for them not to be affected by the world around us. However, children have fewer tools for understanding and coping with their fears.
Reading stories about monsters and building their own monsters through art can help kids learn to address their fears and build real problem-solving skills they can use when the world feels scary.
Download your own monster activity printables and draw some kooky monsters with your kids today.
Then, use monsters to learn important math and literacy skills.
Then, use your adorable monster creations to have important conversations, enjoy treats, and have lots of fun. Got more creative monster ideas?
I’d love to read about them in the comment section.
What do you think? Doesn’t this look like a super fun monster drawing activity for kids and adults?
Add these monster activities to a Monster theme party, quiet time boxes, or just for a fun Halloween art activity. Enjoy!
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