M is for Monster is a monthly craft & activity box for both toddlers and preschool aged children. Boxes contain a month’s worth of activities, broken down into 4 separate weeks that each feature a fun new theme. All of the materials required for each activity/craft is included right in the box.
Toddler boxes (appropriate for children ages 2-3) include activities that focus on uppercase letters, basic shapes, the numbers 1-10, and more. Preschool boxes (for ages 4-5) focus more on lowercase letters, numbers 1-20, shapes, and more advanced skills.
M is for Monster is $34.95/month or $39.95 for a one-time purchase. They also offer a sibling discount for additional boxes if you have more than one child.
I was recently sent the May M is for Monster box for review. My girls are still a little young for these activities, so I’ll have to save them for a few more months… Anywhoo… Let’s see what’s inside the box!
First look! The box was FULL of stuff!
The “May Weekly Activities” sheet lists all of the activities included in the box and instructions for how to do them. There’s also a “Continuing the Learning” sheet that gives book recommendations and little rhymes that go along with the weekly activities.
Since Mother’s Day is this month, there was a little gift included for mom. Not 100% certain, but I’m guessing these are peel-n-stick “chalkboard” labels. Cute!
All of the weekly activities were sealed in these big, brightly colored packets. Each week was clearly labeled with a seal/sticker.
The themes for each week were indicated on the activities sheet. Week 1: Butterfly, Week 2: Space, Week 3: Farm Animals, and Week 4: Healthy Eating.
Week 1, Activity 1: Chromatography Butterfly – This activity involves drawing on a coffee filter, dipping it in water, and watching the colors travel up the filter. Once it dries, you can attach the pipe cleaner to make it look like a butterfly.
Week 1, Activity 2: Butterfly Wing Match – This is a simple activity that has your child match the two same-colored halves of the butterfly together to form one butterfly.
Week 1, Activity 3: Butterfly Sequence – After telling your child about the different phases of the butterfly via the info card included, have them line up the phases in the correct order on the numbered card.
Week 2, Activity 1: Rocket Building – Using the white cards, have your child repeat the patterns displayed on them with the colorful foam shapes.
Week 2, Activity 2: Space Book – Use the cards with the space shapes to match them to the outlines in the “space book”. Cards can be colored in as well.
Week 3, Activity 1: Farm Action Cards – Lay all of the cards face down, then have your child pick one and act out the animal action on that card.
Week 3, Activity 2: Farm Animal Counting – Give your child one of the numbered cards and ask them to put the corresponding number of plastic animals on top of the card.
Week 3, Activity 3: Book – “Big Red Barn” by Margaret Wise Brown. – This is a super cute book full of adorable farm animals. Great for having your child identify animals, count, etc.
Week 4, Activity 1: Food Choices – Lay the “Good” and “Bad” cards out and ask your child to place the correct foods under each category. (As you can see, I didn’t quite follow the rules on this one. 😉 )
Week 4, Activity 2: Little Chef Apron – You child can decorate their very own apron with the included fabric markers.
Week 4, Activity 3: Favorite Food Chart – Have your child draw their very favorite meal inside the plate area.
I can’t wait until my girls are ready to do these activities! I love that everything you need is included in the box and the weekly themes make things more interesting.
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Disclosure: I received this box for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate links. Giveaway open to US residents only, 18+. Prize fulfillment to be handled directly by M is for Monster.