October is a fun time to break out some monster fun in preschool. Here’s a simple monster-themed busy bag kids of different levels can enjoy.
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monster matching busy bag
Free printable monster cards
Laminating pouches (optional)
Print out multiple copies of the monster cards. Be sure to print out the cards best suited to your classroom or your child. Cut the cards apart. Once that’s done, I’d suggest laminating the cards. That way, the kiddos can use them over and over again.
Ways to use the busy bag
These monster cards can be used a few different ways, depending on the child. Below are a few ways to use them:
- Print out multiple versions of the picture-only cards. Children can match the “monsters” that are the same.
- Print out copies of the picture-only cards, as well as the picture-word cards. Kids can match up the pictures while also seeing the words.
- Print out copies of the picture-only cards, as well as the word-only cards. This task focuses more on letters and letter sounds, providing a bit more of a challenge for kids who need it.
- Kiddos can use the monster cards to set up a simple game of memory.
- Add magnetic letters to the busy bag so children can create the words that match up with the monsters.
book club play dates
This simple monster match would be perfect to use after reading Leonardo the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems! Check out the links below for more fun kids’ activities based on this book. For more information, be sure to check out Still Playing School’s tips for hosting a book club play date!
Play Dough Monsters | Still Playing School
Leonardo the Terrible Monster Tuna Sandwich | House of Burke
Paint Chip Monsters | Craftulate
Leonardo the Terrible Monster Craft Game | Sugar Aunts