This Halloween, my toddler has been so scared of all the fake Halloween things at the costume stores as well as the regular stores we shop at. I wanted to get him a Scary Monster Book that showed him it's not really scary after all. I found the book A Beasty Story by Bill Martin Jr & Steven Kellogg at our library. It talks about colors too- dark purple, dark brown, etc. Out pops a scary beast with big yellow eyes and the main characters chase after it only to find out it was their friends pulling a prank and nothing to be scared of. My son fell in love with the story and reads it everyday! He tells me "It's not scary anymore." So cute!
To go along with the book, I made him a Monster Shake. I cut facial features from contact paper and colored them with markers. I stuck them to a clear glass & topped it with a monster straw he already had.
To make the Monster Shake:
milk (add until it is the consistency you prefer)
a drop of vanilla
sugar (to taste)
Blend all together.
While he took his nap, I threw away what he didn't finished. When he woke up, he wanted his Monster Shake & was upset that I had thrown it away. Thankfully, I happened to have green Hawaiian Punch in the refrigerator, so I made him Monster Juice!
For an art project, he made these Shape Monster Crafts I found on the All Kids Network website. I printed the Circle Shape Monster & the Oval Shape Monster (there are 6 total) and my little guy colored them with markers. I cut & glued them together for him. On the website, they use the pieces as templates for making the monsters with construction paper instead.
***Check out the Monster Handprint I made with my son when he was just one year old!***