Where The Wild Things Are was one of my favorite childhood books and I’ve loved sharing my original copy with my 2 year old. This week for Tot School Tuesday, we decided to transform toilet paper rolls into “Wild Thing” monsters, minus the terrible teeth and terrible claws. I’m always amazed at how well my active boy does with activities like this that requires a little patience. He was so into painting his monsters and beamed at me when I complimented his painting skills. This age definitely comes with its challenges, but moments like these make it my favorite age yet! I could eat him up, I love him so.
Activity: Toilet Paper Wild Thing Monsters
(learning objective: fine motor skills, language development)
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Toilet Paper Rolls (cut in half)
Q-Tips or Paint Brushes
Extra Large Googly Eyes
Cut toilet paper rolls in half. Have your child paint the rolls with tempera paint and Q-tips or paint brushes. While the rolls are drying, read Where The Wild Things Are and other monster books together. Once dry, help your child turn their painted rolls into monsters by gluing a giant googly eye to the front. You can also help them wrap a pipe cleaner around the roll and trim into antennas, gluing pom poms to the ends.
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