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Teaching the ABCs should be fun and engaging. It will be when you prepare this Feed the Monster alphabet game for your preschoolers!
Your little ones are going to love this fun monster-themed alphabet game! They’ll get to practice letter recognition, matching uppercase and lowercase letters, and beginning sounds as they feed 26 cute little monsters.
Because these monsters are all colors of the rainbow, they will be perfect all year long – not just during the Halloween season.
With a little prep work, you’ll have this activity ready to go in no time. It’s time to get going. These little monsters are ready to munch!
Pair this activity with your favorite alphabet books for preschoolers.
Feed the Monster Alphabet Game
To get started, you’ll need to print out all of the pages. I suggest printing them on cardstock, because it’s sturdier than printer paper. I also recommend laminating the pages so they’ll last longer.
Then, you’ll need to but apart the cards so that all of the monsters, letters, and images are separated. I used a paper cutter to make it speedy, but you could just use scissors.
Go over the alphabet monster cards with your preschoolers. Be sure they can identify all of the featured images. Emphasize the beginning sound of each image, and talk about which letter of the alphabet makes that sound.
Once your preschooler is familiar with those images, go through the rest of the “food” cards. Be sure your preschooler can identify the pictures on the rest of those cards and can identify the beginning sound of each one.
Now they’re ready to start feeding the monsters!
There are several ways to use these cards. Kids can match a letter to each monster based on the beginning sound of each image. If you teach uppercase letters first, then use those cards. Or, use the lowercase cards if you prefer.
Then, have your child match the other letter. So, now they’re matching uppercase and lowercase letters. Place each card on the monster they’re feeding.
Once all of the letters have been matched, find the last card that completes each set. Now, they’re going to find the other image that starts with that beginning sound. When they’re done, each monster should have been fed an uppercase letter, a lowercase letter, and another beginning sound card.
If your child isn’t ready for all of the cards, use what they are ready for. Then, add another set of cards as they’re ready to move on to the next step.
As I mentioned above, because these monsters aren’t specific to Halloween, you can use them all year long. Keep an eye out on the blog for more “Feed the Monster” sets. I’ve got a few more in the works.
MONSTER BOOKS FOR PRESCHOOLERS
Fill your book basket with a great collection of preschool monster books. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
How to Catch a Monster – Get ready to laugh as a young ninja heads into the closet to meet the monster that’s been so scary night after night! But what if things aren’t what they seem and our monster isn’t scary at all? What if our ninja hero is about to make a friend of strangest sort?
The Color Monster: A Pop-Up Book of Feelings – By illustrating such common emotions as happiness, sadness, anger, fear, and calm, this sensitive book gently encourages young children to open up with parents, teachers, and daycare providers. And kids will LOVE the bright illustrations and amazing 3-D pop-ups on every page!
Monsters Love Underpants – Monsters around the world have different ways to scare, but they all share a love for zany underpants! Every Saturday night, you will find them in a secret cave, showing off their pants as they dance the Monster Bop—but they have to make it home before the sun comes up. After all, who would be scared of monsters in pants that were stripped and dotted?