The Color Monster

Halloween has a lot of scary characters but the monster in The Color Monster by Anna Llenas is not scary at all. The Color Monster helps children identify emotions and feel more in control.

One day, Color Monster wakes up feeling very confused. His emotions are all over the place; he feels angry, happy, calm, sad, and scared all at once! To help him, a little girl shows him what each feeling means through color. As this adorable monster learns to sort and define his mixed up emotions, he gains self-awareness and peace as a result. The children will enjoy making their own color monster.

After reading The Color Monster to your Nanny Kids help them make their own Color Monster. Use heavy weight paper so they can move their Color Monster’s arms, legs, and eyebrows.

You Will Need:

Craft or Heavyweight Paper
Printer
Crayons
Safety Scissors
Split Pins
Templates

What to Do:

1. Read The Color Monster by Anna Llenas to your Nanny Kids.

2. Print out the templates onto heavyweight paper.

3. Cut out the pieces of the Color Monster.

4. Flip the pieces over to allow the kids color the body parts that don’t have printed labels on them.

5. Poke small holes where indicated on the body parts and the body of the Color Monster.

6. Use split pins to attached the body parts to the Color Monster.

7. Paste the fangs to the back of the mouth.

8. Paste the mouth and eyes to the monster.

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