Extension Activities

The Snatchabook and Monster & Son

Reading is even more fun and meaningful when books come alive. Here’s a few extension activities for each book this month to get you started.

Monster & Son

We’d like to introduce Graceann from Creating a Heavenly Haven, who’s masterminded some FANTASTIC activities for this month’s picture book box! She has an undergrad in Early Childhood Education, a Masters in Education, and is currently homeschooling her three adorable kiddos. Her blog is brand new and we’re already in love!

We LOVE the activities that Graceann and her kiddos created to make Monster & Son come to life in a fun, creative, and not at all scary way! You’ll definitely want to read her blog post for more details (and LOTS of cute pictures), but here’s a little preview. You can:

  • Create monster masks and feet!
  • Play rescue the princess
  • Take an outing together
  • Have fun with Monster finger puppets

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Discussion Questions

  • What are your favorite activities to do with mommy and daddy?
  • What things do the little monsters do that are good and fun? What things do the monsters do that are naughty? Should we be good little “monsters” or naughty “monsters”?

The Snatchabook

Vicki created some more fantastic activities for this book too! Here’s just a sneak peek of a few of the activities (moon lacing and a night sensory bottle!). To view them all and get the specifics, visit her site here.

You can view full details of the activities on Graceann’s blog, so we just wanted to give you a sneak preview. She’ll give you details on:

  • Playing a fun “How Many Words Can we Think of that Rhyme?” game.
  • Making books without words for the poor Snatchabook who can’t read (this activity went over 2 days for her kids they loved it so much--woot woot!).
  • Playing “Snatchabook”.

We love that these activities just use what you have at home and your child’s imagination!

The husband and wife author/illustrator team of The Snatchabook also have some fun activities that you can print off and do from their website:

Keep talking

  • What is your favorite book to read at bedtime?
  • How does Eliza help solve her problem? How can you help solve problems? (Make a plan, have empathy, help other people feel better, etc.)
  • What does the Snatchabook have to do to show he’s sorry? (Return all the books and not steal again) How does that make him feel? (Happy) How do we show we’re sorry? (Try to make right what we did wrong, say sorry and don’t do it again)