This monster play dough invitation to play has been our most played with activity in our house today. Even the older sister has joined in with this one, making it a great multi-age activity.
This week we made a monster play dough invitation to play activity to coincide with the Virtual Book Club for Kids book of the week. If you haven’t joined in the book club, yet you can get all of the info and join in the fun with the Virtual Book Club for Kids Facebook group.
This week the book of the week is Go Away Big Green Monster by Ed Emberley. You can get a copy from Amazon HERE or borrow it from your local library. This book goes great as part of our Halloween Activities for Toddlers.
Don’t worry if you haven’t got a copy of the book, you can always watch the Youtube video below and then get straight into the activity.
What you need for a Monster Play Dough Invitation to Play
You’ll notice that for our monsters we used printed and laminated eyes and mouths (there’s a free download of these below). I decided to make these to coincide with the book, but if you prefer you can use googly eyes (these monster ones look good!) and other items from your craft box instead. I do like to laminate what we print out as that means that I can use it over an over again. I know it’s a teacher thing to always laminate things, but laminators are so cheap these days that it’s worth the investment if you make lots of children’s activities. You can get an A3 size one for less than $25. I always recommend this one.
- Playdough (any colors)
- Pipe cleaners / Chenille stems – if you don’t already have some of these they are great to keep in the craft box.
- Pom Poms
- Printable Monster eyes and mouth – Get your copy HERE.
- Colored craft sticks
How to set up your Monster Play Dough Invitation to Play
- Print out your monster eyes and mouth
2. Laminate and cut out the eyes and the mouth
3. Put out your playdough and all of the decorations. I like to let my kids use playdough on a placemat as it makes it a little bit easier to clean up. I cut up my pipe cleaners so that there was a variety of sizes.
4. Let them create!
Here are some of our Monsters!
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Don’t forget to check out the other Monster crafts and activities from other members of the Virtual Book Club:
Monster Themed Name Necklace Craft- The Educators’ Spin On It
Go Away Big Green Monster Slime – Still Playing School
Easy Finger-painted Monsters for Toddlers- Toddler Approved
Big Green Monster Healthy Snack ideas- JDaniel4’s Mom
Monster Cake Pops – Rainy Day Mum
Colorful Monsters Printable Worksheet-The Moments at Home
Puffy Paint Monster Craft – To Be A Kid Again
Monster Leaf Puppet Craft – Messy Little Monster
Feed the Monster Game – Mama Smiles
Magnetic Shape Monsters- Teach Beside Me
Mini Eraser Monster Counting Printables – Artsy Momma