I am an Usborne Books & More Independent Consultant, and yesterday my son was looking at our copy of Muddle and Match Monsters and it occurred to me that we could do my Muddle and Match Activity for Kids with a Halloween twist! So here you are: Muddle and Match HALLOWEEN Fun! It’s art, writing, and silliness all in one simple activity!
The premise of the Muddle and Match series is to make silly pictures and silly stories. Each page has a photo and a story, with the pages broken into three parts. You can flip the sections to create a silly picture and coordinating silly story. My kids both LOVE these books! My big boy (6) loves the silly stories, and my little girl (3) loves the silly pictures. Win-win!
We have done made our own Muddle and Match creations before, but today we went with a Halloween-y twist.
I drew a basic shape of a person and copied it so that there were three copies. I divided the pages into three sections with dashes where he would cut. I also divided a story template into three sections: WHO, WHAT, WHERE or WHY. You can download my templates for free HERE.
This spooky skeleton drew three pictures and told me what to write about each of them. (He would have written it himself, but for the sake of this post I wanted it to be legible.) 😉
He chose to draw a witch, Frankenstein, and a vampire. I love that he used the work “lurk” without prompting.
Next he cut the strips up and put them all into a pile facing downward. He drew out the pieces of the pictures randomly and glued them onto a piece of colored construction paper. (We used two pages each of three different colors of paper so that we would know which story went with which picture.) Next we found the story parts that matched the picture parts and he pasted those on the coordinating color of paper.
I love activities that get his brain going! I hope you have fun trying this activity with your own kiddos! If you want to win your own copy of Muddle and Match Monsters then come join in my HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR STORIES FB PARTY!! One of the many books being given away at the party is Muddle and Match Monsters. GOOD LUCK!
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