October is a fun time to break out some monster fun in preschool. Here’s a simple monster-themed Halloween matching game kids of different levels can enjoy.
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Halloween Matching Game Printable
These printable monster cards can be used a variety of ways, with kids of different ages. You could make them into a Halloween matching game for a small group, or turn the cards into a simple monster busy bag for the children.
Prep the Monster Cards
Print out multiple copies of the Halloween matching game. 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.
How to Use the Monsters Printable
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.
Preschool Monster Lesson Plans
Save time and get right to the playful learning with our printable lesson plan sets. Each set includes over 30 learning activities related to the theme, and we’ve provided different versions for classroom teachers and home preschool families so all activities are geared directly toward your needs.
This set includes active hands-on learning ideas, book suggestions, and the following printables:
- Monster Calendar (or general number) Cards
- Uppercase Monster Letter Cards
- Lowercase Monster Letter Cards
- Color Matching Monster Mats and Activity Pieces
- Counting Monster Mats (1-10)
- Roll and Count Monster Math Game Boards (6 versions)
- Feed the Monster Templates
- Monster Munchies Beginning Sound Cards
- Number Cubes (6 versions) for Monster Math Activities
- Roll-A-Monster Creative Art Activity Pieces and Game Cube
- Monsters’ Healthy Choices Recording Sheet
- Monster Hourse Beginning Sound Sort
- Monster Number Cards(0-35)
- Where Do Monsters Live Book Making Guide and Printable Pages
Get your monster-themed lesson plans:
More Monster-Themed Fun
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