Feed the Monster Game
Age: 18 Months - 8 Years or older (younger ones need more supervision)
Time: 15 min (+ lots more time playing with them!)
Theme: Monsters, Games
Books: Leonardo the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems, Go Away Big Green Monster by Ed Emberly
Tape (We used packing tape but any tape will do)
Monster food (wadded paper, Ping-Pong balls, large bottle caps, etc)
Adults and big kids get to use Scissors (or pinking sheers)
Prep: At the bottom middle of the 12” side of the paper cut an arch for the monster’s ‘mouth’. You can decide on the size depending on the ‘food’ to be used. Ours were about 3” x 4”.
Activity: Each child gets a 12 x 18 sheet with a precut mouth and crayons. Design your monster! How many eyes will it have? Does it have crazy fur? How about some lips around that mouth? When you are happy with the way your monster looks, (an adult can help) roll the monster into a cylinder, taping the edge together. Set your monster up and try to feed it by sliding food into its mouth (or dropping it into its head).
Notes/Tips: Bigger kids can do the cutting themselves – even making ‘hair’ at the top edge. Make more than one monster and use them for sorting or counting activities (ex: this monster only likes green food).