Every monster is unique with this fun, non-competitive game to practise counting, colours and parts of the body!
Kids spin the spinner or roll the dice and add the part of the body to their monster mat using play dough and googly eyes (or a dry-erase marker). They can play as many rounds as they want and build up their own one-of-a-kind monsters!
After playing, kids can make their own DIY spinners or dice with the printable templates provided! There are also 3 types of photocopiable activity sheets included: full- page monster bodies for children to complete and colour, fill-in-the-number sheets and the option to include a written description of their monster. Choose from 24 different worksheets in total!
Monster Factory is perfect for playing in groups or as an individual activity and suitable for 3 - 7 year olds. Also available in Spanish!
- 8 full page colour monster body mats: 8 different colours and 8 different body shapes
- Parts of the Body Dice and Spinner: includes ear, eye, nose, mouth, arm and leg
- Colours Dice and Spinner: includes red, yellow, orange, green, blue and a question mark (to represent any colour kids want)
- Kids DIY templates and activity sheets: dice, spinners and monster bodies in black line for kids to colour, make, draw and describe
- Full instructions on how to assemble and play
- Develops language and vocabulary for identifying colours, parts of the body, describing appearance and counting
- Develops fine motor skills
- Encourages turn-taking
- Encourages discussion of differences and uniqueness
- Photo paper or cardstock for printers
- Play dough, googly eyes and / or dry erase markers to make the monsters
- Split pins and paper clips (or a fidget spinner) to make the spinners.
- Glue or double-sided sticky tape to make the dice
- A way to laminate game pieces (not essential but recommended)
As well as practising counting, colours and body words you can also use this game as an opportunity to talk about differences and uniqueness. For second language development it's also a great tool for teaching comparative structures, adjective-noun order, describing appearance and counting.