Today’s Activities

You can do any of these tasks, in any order (but we've suggested a timetable).
Take as long as your little ones want for each task, let them use their imaginations! 

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Monstrous Me Day

It’s 'Monstrous Me' day, and we’re going to have a roaring time discovering the little monster inside us. We will be mixing monster colours and making monster crafts, and at the end of the day, we’ll ask ourselves a question:

 

Who is the Monster in your house? 

Your gran? sister? dog? Or you, perhaps? 

Put your claws in the air, it’s another Monster day at EYFS.

 

You will be:

 

  • Mixing Monster Paints 

  • Building scary Tube Monsters out of old toilet rolls.

  • Making Monster Flipsticks. Are they human or a monster?

  • Singing a very monstrous song

  • Having a story with mummy monster (She’s very grumpy today) 

9.30am Activity:
Mixing Monster Paints

Monsters are amazing. They can make rainbows, and you can too. 

Grown Ups:

Monsters come in all shapes and sizes, and patterns, too. They can be any colour of the rainbow, and any shade in between. Today, we are going to discover what colours can make other colours. Get your paint brushes, paints and a flat plate, and let’s go! 

This activity supports children’s creativity and understanding of colour building.

10.30am Activity:
Tube Monsters

It is time to gather up your old toilet or kitchen rolls. The more the merrier. Now you can build your very own monster army, in lots of pretty colours and patterns. 

Grown Ups:

You’ll need your paints and brushes, some paper, pens and cellotape or glue. Every monster is unique. That means they love to be different. Make sure you remember all we learnt about mixing colours earlier today. Now, let’s create some wonderfully colourful critters. 

 

This activity supports children’s creativity and imaginative play. 

Extension:

Now you’ve had some practice, why not try something a little trickier with your toilet rolls 

Tube Chickens? Tube Owls? 

Anything is possible

1:30pm Activity:
Monster Flip Sticks

Are you feeling monstrous yet? 

Now, it’s time to test whether you are a human or a monster, by making a spinny, swishy, swivelly flipstick. 

Grown Ups:

Ask your child to draw themselves and draw their monster self, too. What would your monster self look like? Would you have sharp teeth? One eye? It’s really up to you. You can be the monster you want to be.
This activity is so much fun and supports children’s creative play.

 

2:30pm Activity:
Monster Music

Now, it’s time to release our energy, with a monster song. 

Grown Ups:

Join me as I sing ‘My Children are Monsters.’

Learn how to do the monster moves for extra monster points!

This supports children’s Physical Development and Expressive Arts.

If you've finished these and still have time for fun...

Find more monstrous activities on Natalie’s channel.

Story time:
My Mummy is a Monster by Natalie Reeves Billing
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