Love Monster [Free Printable]
When I taught kindergarten, one of our favorite books to read at Valentine's Day was Love Monster by Rachel Bright. It is a sweet story with a great message about how you can search high and low for love but it shows up when you least expect it. As a follow-up to this story, we would read Love Monster and the Perfect Present. Rachel Bright has also written Love Monster and the Last Chocolate and Love Monster and the Scary Something which I have yet to read either of.
During the month of February, as my class participated in other Valentine-themed learning centers, we always had an art center as an outlet for creativity and a place to work on fine-motor skills like cutting and pasting. Though I am no longer teaching kindergarten, and this project is too advanced for my 10-month-old, I still wanted to share the Love Monster that I created for my kindergartners in case someone else loves these books as much as I do and wants to use it. :)
You can use the printable provided in two ways:
1. Print directly onto colored paper and cut out OR
2. Print on cardstock, cut out, and use as tracers on colored paper
Cut out the pieces, glue the antennae and the legs to the back of the body, glue the mouth to the front of the body and add some hearts for eyes, a nose, and anywhere else you want! Peeling the backs off of the stickers was the kiddos' favorite part and also makes for a great fine-motor activity.
Happy crafting and happy Valentine's day!
If you missed it in the text above, you can find the free Love Monster printable HERE. :)