Glad Monster, Sad Monster Art Activity

The Glad Monster, Sad Monster Art Activity is a fun way to understand all the feels we feel. It’s a great activity to develop fine-motor skills.

My Feelings Art Activity: Glad Monster, Sad Monster

I found this awesome Art Activity Idea over at FourCheekyMonkeys.com. Instead of paper plates, I just cut circles out of colored construction paper for the monsters heads.

What you need:

  • Circles cut out of colored construction paper (about 9 inches in diameter)
  • 4 Strips of colored construction paper per child (2 inches by 20 inches for the legs and 1.5 inches by 15 inches for the arms)
  • Ovals cut out of colored construction paper for the noses
  • Big Googly Eyes
  • Tiny strips of colored construction paper for the hair
  • A black marker
  • Triangles cut out of white paper for the teeth

Time for the activity:

Read ‘Sad Monster, Glad Monster’ by Ed Emberley or watch the read-aloud on YouTube here. Talk about how we can see how someone feels by looking at their facial expressions. Demonstrate how to draw happy, sad, angry, surprised and scared faces. Children copy these onto paper.

When they are done, the teacher can hand out the pre-cut circles, strips of paper, ovals and googly eyes and show the children how to put these together to make monsters. The children can then decide what kind of feeling monster they want and then draw the mouth on their monster. The kids in my class all went for Happy Monsters.

Find a whole weeks My Feelings Themed activities and printables in one pack right here!

My Feelings Printables

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