Thursday, October 22, 2009

StArt – Monster Musical Chairs

Monster Musical Chairs

I am a big fan of MathStart series – it introduces basic math concepts to children in a fun and playful way, and it levels up rather gracefully. This is essentially a counting down book with a good rhythm and fun illustrations. Generally, Anna is not a fan of monsters or other otherwordly creatures, but even she couldn’t resist these cute monsters and enjoyed the story.

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With Halloween around the corner it was only appropriate to make some monster craft. I bought this “Make a Monster” set at $1 section of Target and regretted bitterly a few days later that I only got one. This would make a perfect party favor for her upcoming birthday party. Alas, the sets were already gone. Anyway, I opened the package today, and that was truly the perfect project for her – just enough variety to make it open-ended, and not too overwhelming to frustrate her. It was also a perfect project for me – no preparation required and only very minimal cleanup needed. The craft set contains four monsters, and I expected that she will only make one, but she got so enthusiastic about this activity (especially about glitter glue that is new for her) that she ended up making all four – completely independently except that I helped her to peel a couple of difficult stickers. We were both proud of her cute monsters:

Oct22_Monsters2 To see other exciting Story + Art projects, visit StArt at A Mommy’s Adventures.

8 comments:

Adriana said...

I have never heard of those books. I will check them out. The monsters turned out very cute! I wonder if my Target still has them...

Izzie, Mac & Me said...

A new book to add to our library list for next week. Great open art activity...I hope my Target still has these!

Christy said...

I love Target. I haven't seen these in the store but they are so cute. The good stuff in the dollar spot never lasts long. I haven't read this book but I know my kids would love it. We didn't get to our stArt project this week.

MaryAnne said...

Those are some very cute monsters that Anna made!

Ticia said...

I haven't seen those monster sets at our Target, I'm so jealous!
I love Monster Musical Chairs, it is so cute, and has such a great beat. I think it's my favorite Math Start book. Another similar book (not M.S.) is Ten in a Bed, I found it at Lakeshore. And it's the Ten in a Bed song with monsters, so cute!

Nicole {tired, need sleep} said...

Her monsters are fantastic!! I got the very, very last monster kit at Target this past week. Can't wait to give it to Matthew!

Katy said...

Awesome monsters! What a fun craft!

Michelle said...

I love those books and what a great project to go with it! Thanks for linking up :0)

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