Saturday, October 11, 2014

Monsters everywhere...

 
Preschoolers can be messy, mouthy little monsters.
 
This is a craft that is so easy to do. Draw a monster on paper, add a few drops of food coloring, give the child a straw and have them blow the liquid. This is the perfect time to recognize and address fears and talk about how monsters are not real. I bring in a scary monster mask and tell the children the only real monsters are on Sesame Street: Cookie Monster etc. I allow them to try on the mask and look in a mirror. Usually they giggle.

I address parents with a note about why kids are so messy. They don't have the motor control of an adult, therefore, they have lots of spills. Why they are so mouthy: they are declaring their independence. Even when we don't like their behavior, we love the child.

5 comments:

Sioux said...

What wonderful lessons you teach your pre-schoolers, Linda. Thanks for sharing.

Bookie said...

Ha, I am telling hubs the same thing about our rescue dog!!! Linda, it is chilly, dark, and wet here this morning. Yikes...too much a reminder of what is coming!!! Hope you have something better in the east.

Merlesworld said...

They are our future and so much fun.
Merle..........

Susan said...

Oh Linda. I HOPE those parents listen to your wise and wonderful explanations and apply them with their little children.

So many parents expect children to be statues and not move or be little adults. They are not. As you know, they are little children!

Take care and have a sweet weekend! Susan

Daisy said...

I bet the kids have a lot of fun with this craft!