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We did this activity at our library story time a while back. So I can’t take complete credit for the clever idea. But, I’m so glad it was something we could recreate at home!
This shape monster preschool game was super easy to make. One of the best things is you can change it for other concept recognition, as well!
Feed the Monster Game
My son had a great time helping make shapes to decorate the ‘monster’ and was really pleased with the final product.
Once our canister was transformed into a shape monster, he was ready to be fed! I put shape magnets on the board in front of us, and we sang this song together:
Shape monster, shape monster munch, munch, munch!
How about a (square) for your lunch?
Just change out the name of the shape until you’ve fed him all his lunch!
After we did this activity with shapes, we changed it up and used letter and number magnets to make him a letter monster and number monster.
Once your preschooler has mastered the basic shapes, you can add a challenge by qualifying the shape with a color. Set out several shapes of different colors and call out a “blue square, red circle, etc.”
Maybe this activity will be such a big hit with your little one you’ll want to pitch it as an idea to your local library for story time!