This monster idea is fantastic for helping to improve children's handwriting, and we can confirm it's a lot more fun than tracing over dotty letters.
All you need is pompoms, tongs or tweezers and the free monster printable faces below – just scroll down to print these.
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You will need:
- Monster printable faces
- A tray
- Colourful pom-poms
- Child-sized tongs or tweezers
Monster printable faces
Download these monster faces and write a number in the circle inside their hat. You can print these pages as many times as you like!
Fill your tuff tray with the different-coloured pom-poms.
Then, it's up to you how you play... You could write numbers on the hats, and challenge your child to feed the monster the same number of pompoms. Or, trying matching colours. Add a timer, if you like!
Squeezing the tongs uses the same muscles as holding a pencil. As long as your child is moving the pompoms around, they'll be getting lots out of this activity.