M is for Monster is an exciting learning through play activity children's subscription box that comes with everything you need to have organized activities at your fingertips. M is for Monster has themed weekly learning activities with all the supplies included for you and delivers them right to your door! No more planning and shopping and spending too much money on extra supplies!
Cost: $59/month or $14.75/single-themed box
Shipping: US & Canada
Promo Code: GMB20 - Save 20% off your first purchase!
There are three different skill levels, that you can choose from, each suited to your child's age. Once you sign up, you can choose the level and purchase add-ons like books and sibling add-ons for an additional price or you can purchase a single-themed box. Boxes are for children ages 2-5.
We received two Level 2 (suggested ages 3-4 years) packages and two books.
- Letter Swatting - Cut the letters apart along the dotted line. Crumble up and toss on the ground. Wrap tape around the fly swatter sticky side out. “Swat” at the letters. When you get one stuck to your swatter, take it off and read what letter it is. (letter recognition)
- Fly Swatter Painting - Put dots of paint on the paper. Using the swatter, smack the paint on the paper to create a work of art. (fine motor, art)
- Fly Counting - Cut the number cards apart and place one at a time on the trash pile. Recognize the number on the card and place that many flies on the trash. (number recognition, counting)
- Fly Stickers - Find all the letter f’s in the trash and cover with a fly sticker. (letter recognition, fine motor)
Shoo Fly by Iza Trapani
Adapted from the popular nursery rhyme, this book follows an adorable mouse as he tries in vain to escape from a delightfully determined fly.
- Popcorn Pop - Cut the letters apart and crumble up. Place inside the popcorn container. Shake the box until a letter ops out and have your child tell you the letter on the paper. (letter recognition)
- Popcorn Counting - Cut the cards apart and place in a pile. Choose one at a time and add that many pieces of popcorn to the tub. (number recognition, counting)
- Movie Star - Write your child's name on the yellow star, have them glue to the middle of the paper. Then trace their hands on either side of the star to create their own Hollywood Star. (name recognition, fine motor)
- Ticket Stubs - Cut the cards apart and place in a pile. Choose one at a time and add that many tickets in the popcorn bag. (number recognition, counting)
Maisy Goes to the movies by Lucy Cousins
Maisy and her pals discover the magic of the big screen as they go to a movie theater for the first time.
When I first looked at everything it looked like a lot to do, but once I read which each activity entails, I was a bit underwhelmed and didn't think my boys would have much fun. The activities seemed too easy, but that's because this box is aimed at 3-4 year olds and my boys are almost 5 and 7. We did go through most of the box and did a lot of the activities, which ended up being a lot of fun for the boys. They really liked the activities, so that was great! To make it more advanced for them, instead of just recognizing letters, we would used the cut out letters to spell words. This is a fun and educational box for little ones and makes it easy for parents/caregivers to engage children in play-based learning. I do find the price too high, so be sure to use the coupon code: GMB20 to save 20%.
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