You might know that we love to partner great children’s books with crafts and activities. You didn’t know that?? Well, see them all here. It’s been fun creating book related activities! Today’s book is Leonardo the Terrible Monster by Mo Williams. We created a monster craft and game where we talked about the qualities of a friend.
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Have you read the book, Leonardo, the Terrible Monster
? This is such a cool book, all about a Monster who is not so scary. In fact, Leonardo is terrible at being terrible. Leonardo tries to find the most scare-able kid there is so that he can scare the tuna salad out of him. Meet Sam. Well, it turns out the Sam has had a bad day and is not in fact scared by Leonardo; he’s sad. Leonardo and Sam become wonderful friends. This book is such a fun read with it’s big, fun font and simple illustrations. It was easy to make a game based on Leonardo the Terrible Monster. This game is all about what makes a friend. We talked about qualities of a friend (and decided scaring our friends is not a good quality!)
Leonardo The Terrible Monster Book Craft and Game
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. Add color and fur texture by pressing the back of the fork into paint and then pressing onto the coffee filter. Let the paint dry and then glue on details of the monsters. It was fun to see how different each of our monsters looked.
Monster “What is a Friend” Game for Kids
Qualities of a Friend (according to my kids):
It was fun to talk with my kids (later my 8 year old came over to see what the fun was about and joined us) as we discussed qualities of a friend. Some of the things we came up with were: