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My bloggy pal Hilary over at Raising Fairies and Knights started a fun new Monthly Crafting Book Club this year - a challenge to create activities to go along with some of the most beloved children's books.
We've really had some great fun so far this year, just take a look:
January - Animal Action Dice Game for the book Barnyard Dance.
February - Cause & Effect Box for If You Give a Moose a Muffin.
March - an alphabetical scavenger hunt for Dr. Seuss's ABC.
April - handwashing fun to go along with The Piggy in the Puddle.
May - 5 Little Monkeys Fold 'Em Up for Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed.
June - pinecone princess & Cozy Sweater Warrior Paper Dolls for The Princess and the Pony.
July - lantern craft for Curious George Goes Camping.
August - mini backpacks & dress-a-doll fun for Froggy Goes to School.
September - pumpkin fun for It's Pumpkin Day, Mouse!
Now it's October, and our book is the clever Have You Seen My Monster?
We ended up having so much fun with this month's book - between playing with shapes and creating all sorts of monsters, we weren't at a loss for things to do!
First, we made a monster face out of colorful craft sticks:
Then we created a fun monster out of shapes to hang up on the wall:
|Gv requested a rectangle for the body, triangle for the mouth, 3 circles for the eyes, and 4 squares for the teeth - She did everything herself once I drew the pieces out.|
For something new, we turned four paper bags into shape monsters, complete with matching-shape mouths:
We dumped out our bag of these and Gv spent a good part of the afternoon feeding her monsters (& subsequently giving them a bath, putting them to bed, waking them up - they've become her new best friends!)
|So easy to check the accuracy of this activity - the bags should all be full of the correct shapes!|
Finally, I'd come across some cute activities on other blogs that matched this book's theme, so I printed out a few of them for Gv, as well.
This 10 Little Monsters Book was fun for Gv to read (& act out with stuffed animals, too!)
We played this roll & color game:
And also spent some time on this dice match game:
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Check out the other amazing crafts that my fellow bloggers came up with for this month's book.Come back next month and see what crafts and activities we come up with for Christmas. Join our Facebook Group HERE to participate.
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