When possible we like to add a bit of art to our learning activities. Here we created shape monsters to learn different shapes, and we had fun using collage materials to decorate them. The kids had so much fun making them, and they are all so unique!
Materials for Shape Monsters
- Shape Monster Printables
- Do-a-Dot Markers
- Collage Materials (We used chenille stems, googly eyes from CraftProjectIdeas.com, cotton balls, black sequins, and colored paper strips.)
There are two versions of the shape monster printables to choose from. One set has a space for kids to write their names. These work great for bulletin board displays or class books. There is also a set that only has shapes for kids to cut out. I left both options out for my kids and the neighbors to choose from.
We left this invitation out for a couple of days, and I had to print more…and more…and more monsters because the kids were having so much fun. As they freely created, they added new features and extra details to each new monster they made. This is just a sample of some of their creations…there are tons more!
As cute as they are we aren’t done with these monsters yet, now that they are made than can be used as a tool for many math and literacy learning activities. You can learn more about these ideas in our Shape Monsters Printable Set.
Extend the Learning & Play
with the Shape Monsters Printable Set
Inside the 29-page Shape Monster Process Art set you’ll get:
- Complete list of material suggestions
- Full directions for using both sets of shape art templates
- 10 extension activities, including math and literacy, to help you teach additional skills and concepts using your kids’ creations
- Shape Set with Title and Borders
- Plain Shape Set for Cutting Out Monster Shapes
- Sorting Cards for Math Whole Group and Small Group Activities
- Class Book Cover Template