Arts and creative activities help develop fine motor skills, and can improve your child’s hand-eye co-ordination. It encourages self-expression and boost their confidence. Most importantly, arts and crafts are fun for you and your child to do together.
Make a funny monster with your child. It’s great fun and a good way to practise numbers and parts of the body vocabulary in English. Either make up your own ‘Monster’ instructions or use the example provided.
- Firstly, don’t let your child/children see the instructions.
- Give your child / children a pencil and a piece of A4 paper if available.
- Now you can instruct them on how to draw their monster.
Make your funny monster instructions
- Draw a large head in the centre of the page.
- Draw six small eyes and a small nose.
- Draw a big mouth with two top teeth.
- Draw four ears on each side of the head.
- Draw ten strands of hair on the top of the head.
- Draw a long neck and a large body.
- The monster has six legs and two arms.
- On each foot there are seven toes.
- On each hand there are two fingers.
- Share your monster with each other and have a good laugh!
Now you can color your monster, making it as bright and colourful as you can and share it to your Pingu’s English school social media page to spread some fun and laughter with other parents, friends and your Pingu’s English School team. Do remember to add the hashtag #pingusenglishathome
For extra activities around monsters they could label their monster with the words eyes, hand, neck, toes to practice their spelling and handwriting. And if you would like to read a monster related book afterwards, how about The Gruffalo,by the wonderful Julia Donaldson which tells the story of a scary imaginary monster that helps out a little mouse.