Are you having fun with our free summer camp at home Camp Learn & Play? If this is your first week of camp welcome! You can stay up to date with all things Camp Learn & Play when you sign up for our camp email list here. Monster Mash is such a fun theme and your kiddo will love it too. Scroll down to see what we have in store for you this week.
Here are your activities:
Here is the printable schedule <– click the link or image to print.
Here is the printable book list <— click the link or image to print and take to your library!
Here are your activities for the week. Click on the titles if you need more detailed instructions!
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AM: Letter Monsters.
These letter monsters are just a fun way to play with letters. You can pretend that the monster has been gobbling up the letters of your child’s name if you want to work specifically on those letters.
PM: Monster Stew Slime.
This can be done inside or out because slime, unlike gelatin isn’t that messy. It’s a fantastic activity for that time of day when you JUST NEED 5 MINUTES! It’s calming for kids, and a calm kid is a calm parent. Adding plastic bugs to it adds a fine motor element as kids will have to use their hand and finger strength to pull them free from the muck!
AM: Monster Brain Melt.
Simple science is perfect for summer, and it doesn’t get much simpler than melting ice with water. Kids love this activity, and if you don’t have a brain mold ( yep that’s a link you can get one in time if you grab it now!), you can freeze some cooked noodles in a bowl of water to make your own monster brain.
Messy is JUST SO MUCH FUN. So grab some old clothes this afternoon and start splattering that paint! This is such a physical project and has a way of making art fun for kids that don’t like to sit still.
Math meets monster with this fun dice game. Work in subitizing skills while creating a crazy cool monster.
There are no rules about how your child turns this plain old letter M into a monster so grab all the supplies you have and let them create. This is a fun relaxed way to work on letter recognition. This is a great activity to go along with reading some of the books from the monster book list!
AM: Tissue Box Monsters.
If your spring was anything like mine, hello allergies, you have a few of these boxes in your recycling bin. It’s time to put this box to good use and turn it into a monster!
PM: Monster Muck
This is a fun sensory activity that is so soft and silky it won’t feel mucky at all. Once you add in a bunch of googly eyes, cut up straws and whatever else you want the soft silky dough becomes monster muck!
This is one of my favorite crafts. Not only can you use this little guy for a Halloween decoration ( it’s sooner than you think yo!), but you can also use it as a puppet and PLAY. I love crafts that promote play and puppets are extra rad because they naturally promote talking, vocabulary building, and creative thinking!
PM: Monster Math Tray. Slip some simple math into your week with this easy monster math tray. You can adjust it to any ability level. With toddlers, you can simply have dots to cover ( working on one to one correspondence), with preschoolers digits, and older children can play with equations.
Slip some simple math into your week with this easy monster math tray. You can adjust it to any ability level. With toddlers, you can simply have dots to cover ( working on one to one correspondence), with preschoolers digits, and older children can play with equations.
Extra YUMMY fun
Here are some fun food ideas I found that you can not miss out on!
Veggie Monsters from Pink Stripey Socks
Monster Cookies from Liluna
Find even more monster-themed activities on my Monster Mash Pinterest Board
Next Theme is: Fairies and Friends
See all ten themes, weeks at a glance, and get the printable book lists before each week here at Camp Learn & Play’s HQ!