M is for Monster is a monthly activity box packed with learning activities for your little monster. It comes it Toddler and Preschool levels, with each version following the same themes but activities varying depending upon the age of your child.
So far, we’ve gotten 4 boxes, and I’ve been totally satisfied every time. More importantly, Thing 1 has been totally satisfied. In fact, the moment he sees the box with the telltale green monster sticker sitting on the porch, he starts bouncing up and down and begging me to fetch and open the box. Which brings me to drawback #1: Your child may very well want to do all of the activities NOW NOW NOW NOW…
Each box comes with a “lesson plan” which breaks the contents of the box into 4 weekly themes and 2-3 activities per theme. It gives instructions for each activity and provides a jumping off point for teaching different ideas and activities. Generally, we start with the activity suggested, and then Thing 1 and I get inspired to do other activities relating to the theme or topic using whatever random craft supplies we have on hand. This helps actually spread the activities into several days rather than one sitting, though we’ve not yet managed to make them last the full 4 weeks…Thing 1 just gets way too excited about “crafting the Monster box”, as he calls it. Check out the wonder on his face from watching the Tornado in a Jar we made this month:
In general, I love this service. I get fresh ideas and all the supplies I need to pull them off. Thing 1 still has trouble sometimes with sticking to what we’re supposed to be doing, but I think that’s more his independent personality shining through than anything. So, if you’re weary of searching the internet every week to find activities to do with your kids (not to mention shopping for the supplies once you decide what to attempt), check out M is for Monster. You won’t be disappointed!
And now, the fun part: One of you is going to be the lucky winner of the April Preschool Monster Box! Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.