15 Monster Books and Crafts for Children is a post from contributing writer Dianna Kennedy.
If you have little boys in your house, chances are, they LOVE stories about monsters. I’ve collected 15 of our favorites.
Have a galley of girls? No worries! The little ladies in my home love these monster books just as much as the boys!
1. Glad Monster, Sad Monster
Ready to talk about feelings? This book walks through the range of emotions any good little monster is bound to have!
Kick your monster unit study off right with these monster printables from 2 Teaching Mommies.
Your kids would also enjoy these Little Monster stick puppet printables from Preschool Printables.
2. Go Away Big Green Monster
This book has been a classic in our house for years — my high school senior loved it when she was small!
3. My Momma Monster Loves Me So
My children LOVE this book – they get a kick out of how momma monsters show their love to their babies.
4. There was an Old Monster
Do your wee ones enjoy the story of the little old lady who swallowed a fly? If so, you can’t miss this book about a very hungry monster who swallows a variety of objects! There’s even a song you can sing!
5. If You’re a Monster and You Know It
Keep the music going in your house with this creative take on the classic song, “If You’re Happy and You Know It”. Gather up your musical instruments while you sing about stomping your monster paws!
7. Monsters Don’t Eat Broccoli
After you finish off your cookies, remind your children that even monsters need good nutrition, too.
I Can Teach My Child is serving up some mini monster fruit pizzas. YUM!
Bellies full? Hop over to Carisa’s and pick up her Happy Monsters Tot Pack for fun.
Little boys need lots of hair cuts — but they are easy compared to working on a monster hairdo. Follow the story of the young monster barber and his clients.
After you finish reading, let your little ones practice their own barber skills with playdough.
9. Monster Mess
Ever heard of a monster who likes to clean? Children will get a kick out of this monster who’s pretty handy with a broom!
After story time, relax and let your kids make some crafty monster messes! Check out the monster craft ideas here at Totally Tots.
10. When a Monster is Born
What a cute little monster baby! Follow this tale of a baby monster and the decisions he makes through his life – good and bad.
Have you saved plastic lids around your house, looking for the perfect craft? Now you can make your own upcycled monsters!
Have kindergarten students? They’ll have fun with this Monster printable pack from 1+1+1=1.
11. Monster Math
How many monsters does it take to have a birthday party? How about 50? Practice counting skills with the fun rhymes found in this story.
Work on color sorting, color matching and even numbers with this fun monster eyeball sorting activity from Prekinders!
12. Creepy Monster, Sleepy Monster
Is bedtime a challenge in your home? Give this tale of monster bedtimes a try.
13. Go to Bed Monster!
You can find more bedtime fun with this story of Lucy, who created a monster who refused to go to bed.
When nap-time is finished, have some fun with this Monster Mash printable pack from Homeschool Share.
My children were amazed that my mother read this to me when I was young — this book was first published back in 1971. We love Grover’s efforts in attempting to keep the reader from reaching the end of the book!
Awesome crafty moms who sew can make this Grover puppet to go along with this classic tale.
I’ll stick to something very simple — a monster dice rolling game – super easy to print out and play!
15. No Such Thing
We came across this book during the Halloween season and we LOVED it! A little boy and a little monster are scared of each other until a fun twist at the end.
To wrap up your collection of monster tales, don’t miss out on Make and Takes free eBook, Monster Mania – packed with loads of monster crafts. Invite your friends over for some Monster Bowling, too! Looking for more monster toys?
Did I leave your favorite monster book off the list? Be sure and leave a comment!
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