Have you ever tried this LEGO monster feeding game with your child? With some LEGO® DUPLO® bricks of assorted colours and a little DIY craft, you’ll have endless fun time with your little one. Moreover, the game is such a good way for young children to learn numbers, colors and shapes. Playing this exciting game also helps children to improve their fine motor skills and ability to concentrate on simple tasks.
What you need:
- 4 x brown paper bags or cereal boxes
- 4 x sheets of colored paper- Scissors
- A handful of googly eyes
- A handful of pipe cleaners
- LEGO DUPLO bricks in 4 or more colours
1. Draw your monster shape on a piece of coloured paper and cut out a mouth in various shapes
Make the monster as scary as you like! By cutting the mouth of specific shapes ( a circle, a square or a triangle), you can help your child to differentiate various shapes
2. Mark out the shape of the monster mouth on the paper bag using a pencil, then cut out the mouth
Your little one can do this with child-safe scissors and your help. Scissor use is great for working on fine motor skills.
3. Get your child to glue the monster to the front of the bag and decorate with more details
Googly eyes are a great way to talk about numbers while you play: “Can you feed these bricks to the monster with three eyes?”
4. Make a variety of different coloured monsters and start the game!
Open up the bags and let your little one feed the matching color LEGO® DUPLO® bricks into each monster mouth. Combine colour and number skills by, for example, asking your child to feed three red bricks to the monster with three eyes. For an even trickier fine motor challenge, try cutting smaller shaped mouths for the monsters. Oh, and make sure to ask what noises the monsters will make!
Caution: Scissors can be dangerous for small children. Adult supervision is recommended during the whole time of usage
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