Monday, May 21, 2012

Alphabet Monster Game




My boys (5 & 2) LOVED playing this fun ABC game--because the next best thing to feeding yourself is feeding an Alphabet Monster!

First, you'll need to make a set of ABC circles:
  • Trace circles on construction paper using a small cup (mine are about 2 1/2" big)
  • Cut them out
  • Write all the Letters on the circles. (I made a set of Upper-case Letters, and a set of Lower-case Letters.)

Second, you'll need to create a Monster:
  • Grab an empty cereal box, shoe-box, twinkie box, or anything cardboard (I used an empty oatmeal canister).
  • Cut out a little opening for the mouth.
  • Cover the box/canister with construction paper and write letters all over it.
  • Decorate your monster with crazy eyes, nose, hair, etc.




 Third, you PLAY!

  • Lay all the letters out on the floor or table (we used just the upper-case letters when we played).
  • Say a letter in a goofy monster voice and have your child search for it, then feed it to the monster by placing it in his mouth. Chomp!


Click the picture below to see more fun ways you can use these alphabet circles!





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19 comments :

Emily @ play talk learn said...

Ooh - this sounds like fun - My Miss Three will love it! As will the readers on my blog - I will link to it soon!
Cheers
Emily

Christy said...

My boys will LOVE this activity! Thanks for sharing!

skubby1@aol.com said...

This is an awesome idea. I am going to be doing a space theme soon and I think these could be used as aliens. Thanks for sharing. God Bless. Mrs. Valerie of Happy Days Preschool CA

the classroom creative said...

I love the idea of feeding a monster! We included your post @ theclassroomcreative Summer Reading Activities. Hope you're enjoying your summer- Karen & Nicolette

Shaina said...

This is such a great idea! I have made mine out of a Pringles can and my daughter loves to play with it!

Anonymous said...

You could also do this with letter sounds :)

Danika and Kiera's Mom said...

I bet you could do this with sight words and high frequency words as they get older. What fun! Thanks so much for sharing. :)

Anonymous said...

You can do it with spelling. Spell cat spell dog.

Micah and Katie said...

Thanks for the great idea!! We used your idea and do the feed the critter!!! http://katescreativekitchen.blogspot.ca/2012/10/feed-me-sight-words.html

Amanda said...

I used your monster activity with my two kids and it has become a favorite! I take it out during our morning circle time to review capital and lower case letters. They get so excited to feed the monster! Thanks for sharing your idea!

Amanda lovinglearner.blogspot.com

Brandi Pachter said...

We tried this out and had a blast! Here's a link to the pictures(of course I added a link to your site). What fun! Thanks so much for sharing!

http://sixmonsters.com/2013/02/01/monster-alphabet-game/

Kristina Addington said...

How did you get your monster's hair to look like that?

Little Family Fun said...

Hi Kristina.
The monster's hair is yarn. I wrapped blue and brown yarn around my hand, took it off and tied a piece of yarn around the middle, then cut the loops! :)

Kelly said...

Made this today (for my 4 and 3 year old boys). Thanks for the awesome idea! It's especially fun when paired with the "My Monster Voice" Ipad app (currently $0.99). You can record your voice saying something like "Feed Me "H", Munch Munch Munch", and it changes it to a Monster voice. Big, BIG hit with my boys. Yay!

Anonymous said...

I have two daughters one is three and one is six. In order to make this a family sport I made two monsters and did the sight words for my oldest and the letters for my youngest. They both thought it was silly and fun!

Anonymous said...

This is working soooo well. I was looking for a game that teaches my 3year old letter recognition, they could point Capital alphabets but not Small.

We played this game for small alphabets and they are picking up now.

thank you

shyannerubyx said...

I have to teach my child development class Wednesday. I have 15 kids to teach, can I make the monster out of construction paper instead?

Sarah Collinson said...

This was brilliant fun. We have been having a monster themed week. My 7 year old loved playing with my 4 your old. Also encouraged them to spell words for the monster to eat. Used an oatcake box. Thank you.

Colette A.K.A. Sparkles said...

What a fun idea! I love how you turn learning into fun games. I entertain kids and am always looking for activities that are interactive and educational.