Printable Monster Templates for Kids’ Activities and Crafts

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Unleash your child’s creativity in a monstrously fun way with our collection of adorable printable monster templates that will ignite their imagination and keep them entertained for hours. Whether you’re planning a rainy day craft session or a monster-themed birthday party, these templates are your ticket to endless creative possibilities. In this blog post, we’ll introduce you to these charming monsters and provide some exciting ideas for how to use them in various kids’ activities and crafts. Let’s dive into the world of friendly monsters!

Meet the Monster Crew

Before we dive into the activities, let’s meet our monster friends. We’ve designed a variety of playful and quirky monster templates, each with its unique personality and features. From one-eyed goofballs to three-eyed science enthusiasts, there’s a monster for every creative endeavor.

Crafting Monsters: Creative Ideas for Kids

  1. Monster Haircuts: Monster Haircuts is a fun and easy way to practice scissor skills this Halloween (or frankly anytime of the year!) Great for preschoolers and kindergartners to practice their cutting skills!
  2. Monster Coloring Pages: Print out the monster coloring pages, and let your child’s imagination run wild with crayons, markers, or colored pencils. Encourage them to experiment with different colors and patterns to create their one-of-a-kind monsters.
  3. Monster Masks: Transform your little ones into adorable monsters with printable monster masks. Cut out the templates, attach some elastic string, and let the monster masquerade begin! Don’t forget to snap some pictures of your mini-monsters in action.
  4. Monster Puppets: Turn paper bags into puppet stages for your child’s monster creations. Glue the monster templates onto the bags, and let your kids put on monster puppet shows that will have the whole family laughing.
  5. Monster Storytelling: Use the monster templates as storytelling prompts. Ask your child to invent stories featuring these characters, fostering their creativity and language skills.
  6. Monster Collage: Gather some magazines, colored paper, and glue, and let your kids create monster-themed collages. Encourage them to mix and match body parts to invent wacky new monsters.
  7. Monster Memory Game: Print two copies of each monster template, cut them out, and create a memory game. Flip the cards over, and let your child’s memory skills shine as they match the friendly monsters.

Download Your Monster Templates

Whether you’re crafting, coloring, or storytelling, these lovable monsters are here to inspire and entertain. So, roll up your sleeves, gather your art supplies, and let the monster adventures begin. Enjoy making memories with your imaginative little monsters!

Toddler and Preschooler Curriculums, Books & TV Show!

Play2Learn Toddler & Preschool Programs for Curious Toddlers

There is no limit to your toddler’s energy and curiosity. That energy and curiosity although a joy can be challenging at times. Their interest in just about everything around them is what makes them great learners. One and two year olds can soak up so much just from their senses!

But as a teacher or parent that thirst for learning can be exhausting. That is why I created this toddler and preschooler program. To help you get the most out of this time with your curious toddler without having to come up with creative ways to play and interact with them.

Play2Learn for Toddlers includes 20 Units for toddlers. Each 2-week toddler unit has 20 super easy to set up and engaging activities for toddlers 18 months to 3 years.

Play2Learn Preschool which includes 20 Units for preschoolers. Each 2-week preschoolers unit has 20 unique and easy to set up and engaging activities for preschoolers 3 years to 5 years. That’s over 800 learning activities for your toddler and preschooler at your fingertips! So many ideas you and your child will never be bored again! 

These toddler and preschool lesson plans and activities will definitely keep you and your toddler and preschooler busy playing and learning!

Click here for more information: Play2Learn

Designed for toddlers 18 months and up.

Book: Exciting Sensory Bins for Curious Kids

Did you know I wrote a book of sensory bins? Click here for more information Exciting Sensory Bin for Curious Kids. Or grab your copy at Amazon

Boring afternoons are made exciting with awesome animal-based bins, like Salty Shark Bay or Yarn Farm. Pretend play bins like Birthday Cake Sensory Play or Bubble Tea Party encourage creativity and imagination. And your kids will have so much fun they won’t even know they’re getting smarter with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities like Sink or Float Soup, Magnetic Letter Hunt or Ice Cream Scoop and Count.

Designed for toddlers 18 months and up.

Book: Super STEAM Activity Book for Kids

Learning all about science, technology, engineering, art, and math sets kids up for scholastic success―and it can be so much fun! Watch kids enjoy building STEAM skills as they color friendly fish, help water find its way to tree roots, solve math problems with mazes, and more. 

Find out more and grab your copy here.

Designed for preschoolers 3 years old and up.

Book: Big Book of Riddles for Kids

Riddle me this: What’s an exciting way to practice critical thinking while having a blast? The Big Riddle Book for Kids, of course! From hilarious puns to tough brain teasers, kids can build problem-solving skills with hundreds of riddles tha. t show them how to think outside the box.

  • 350 riddles for kids—Have hours of fun with riddles, puns and jokes, and math and logic puzzles that’ll get their wheels turning!
  • Level up their skills—Riddles get trickier as kids progress through the book, challenging them as they get better at solving puzzles!
  • Double-check their work—Kids can check their answers in the back of the book with a handy answer key.

Help children expand their minds while having fun with this puzzle book for kids!

Designed for kids ages 6 years old and up.

TV Show: Curious Crafting

I’m so excited to share my crafting TV show Curious Crafting which launched in July 2022 on TVOkids and TVOkids YouTube! Season 2 aired in August 2023! My show was also nominated in 2023 for Best Live Action Preschool Series by the Youth Media Alliance Awards of Excellence.

Curious Crafting Season 1 is also now airing in Australia on ABC! Watch it here!

Set in the ultimate crafting space, Curious Crafting is a short form pre-school age series about the joy of making crafts. I lead a rotating cast of adorable little preschoolers (including my own) making magic out of common household objects.

In each episode we transform recycled items into magical crafts like a milk carton school bus, paper bag puppet or cotton pad turtle. The crafters learn and laugh their way through each activity while demonstrating what their young imaginations can create. 

Curious Crafting shares the adventure and joy of making art with takeaway lessons for creating crafts at home.

This show designed for toddlers and preschoolers 2.5 years old and up. 

The Best Sensory Play Kits for Kids

Play is at the core of learning during the early years and it can take many forms. One of the most important of these is sensory play because it engages all of a child’s senses (taste, touch, smell, sight and hearing) and has a enoumous positive impact on brain development.

Our Sensory Play Kits are some fun and easy ways to keep your child engaged while at the same time using sensory play to nurture their mind!

Shop our ready made play kits here.

Designed for preschoolers 3 years old and up.

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1 comment on “Printable Monster Templates for Kids’ Activities and Crafts”

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    Sharon Dobinson

    Great page xx
    I work with children and disabled adults doing fun art and craft.
    Thank you for letting me download a few monster colouring pages, they are going to love them.
    Kind Regards Sharon x