With Halloween this week we wanted to feature one of our favorite halloween books. Frankenstein is another to die for BabyLit book. I don't think you can find a cuter book to help teach your little ones about body parts. This anatomy primer is the perfect opportunity to help your littles start identifying body parts. I love this book because each page is so simple that you can take the opportunity to talk about what that body part does. For example your mouth is used to eat, blow kisses and smile. Around our house anything to do with monsters are a huge hit, so of course all the fun activities centered around Frankenstein and Halloween were right up our alley!
What you will need:
Supplies for Activities:
- Green and Black Paint
- Wiggly Eyes
- Rice Krispie Treats
- Edible Eyes
- Popsicle Sticks
- Orange, Green and Purple Paint Samples
- 4 oz Glue
- Food Coloring
Activity #1...Paint Chip Halloween Puppets
We had so much fun with these puppets. Good thing Gus thinks we are hilarious because it made for lots of laughs! We made three puppets, one for both mom and dad and Gus even got his own. You could easily make a ghost with white paint chips or even a spider with black. Have fun with these spooky puppets!
Activity #2...Frankenstein Rice Krispie Treats
These darling little frankenstein treats are about as easy as they come to make. Just add green food coloring to your rice krispies. Dunk the top in melted chocolate chips and let them dry on a cookie sheet. Last add your eyes and mouth and your little monster will love eating the cutest spooky treats ever!
Activity #3...Frankenstein Footprints
Your babe will love this activity because it's not every day your parents will let you stick your feet in something green and messy! I personally love this activity because those tiny foot prints will be something I can keep forever. Before you know it those little footprints will turn into big (possibly stinky) teenage feet. Just dunk those little piggies in green paint and when it dries draw on the rest.
Activity #4...Popsicle Stick Frankenstein
Keep out that green paint because for this activity your little one will be painting 7 popsicle sticks green and one popsicle stick black. Once they are done and the popsicle sticks are dry glue the 7 green to the black stick. Then use a sharpie to draw in the hair and mouth. Slap a couple wiggly eyes on and your little one has themselves a popsicle stick Frankenstein!
Activity #5...Halloween Slime
Gus LOVED this activity! With only 3 ingredients it only took me a couple of minutes to make. I kept the slime in ziplock bags because he is in the I'm going to put anything and everything in my mouth stage. Just draw a couple faces on your ziplock and there you have it, an ooey-gooey super fun activity!