Free printable draw-a-monster game for kids
Monsters! It seems like every kids goes through a ‘monster phase‘. Either they are scared of monsters or they casually embrace the monster theme and happily starting with the Gruffalo or ‘Max and the Maximonsters‘ without too much anxiety. As much as I love to read monster books to my kids, it’s always fun to play a game! Now who does not need a draw-a-monster game for the kids??
We play loads of board games at home, and we could really do with a new monster game. So.. I played around and drew a few monsters (admittedly, that was more fun that I thought!). But that was only the start. The real basis of the game is the ‘monster die’, which displays 6 ‘monster elements’ to draw: the eyes, mouth, horns (or hair), arms, feet and tail.
Draw-a-Monster game for kids
So, here’s it is! A fun and easy draw-a-monster game for kids. Give it a go, I’m sure the kids will love it. Mine did! You can use the monster templates provided or start with your own blank monster.
You can use this little game on several occasions. It’s perfect for monster birthday parties, play dates, an after school activity or lazy Sunday mornings. Instant download, so print and play!
How to play
In essence the ‘Draw-a-Monster game for kids’ is very simple: throw the ‘monster die’ and draw the ‘monster part’ on your monster.
What do you need
First of all you’ll need the monster cards and the ‘monster die’. You can download and print the file below (later on this page). There’s also a list of instructions. These speak for themselves, really, so you’ll only need a quick glance once. Or you can keep it as a reference for the kids.
By the way, the printable die does not require glue (it’s a special design with big tabs that will hold the shape), so you can simply print, cut and fold it. Even better: after use you can fold it flat again, so it won’t take much space (perfect travel game!)
Essentially, there are two versions to play. One is competitive, the other is creative.
(a) The competitive version. Well, competitive is a big word, but let’s say you have a winner in the end. The winner is the person who is the first to draw all ‘monster elements’: the hair, eyes, mouth, hands, feet and tail. As easy as that! It’s good for kids to keep an eye on what-they-still-need-to-collect and adds a spark of excitement to the game.
(b) The creative version. Simply roll the ‘monster’ die and draw the ‘monster part’ on the drawing sheet. Think big, think different! Draw spiky hair, long hair (instead of horns), a bowler hat! Numerous teeth in the mouth, three tongues perhaps? And five eyes? An electrically charged tail? Hands with 7 fingers? Crawly feet, as many as a centipede? Or a slimy bottom!
Decide when to stop and award the creator of the sweetest/scariest/naughtiest monster!
It goes without saying that you can start with your own ‘blank monster’. This actually spurs the child’s imagination even more. In this case you can just use the die to play the game (not printing the monster templates).
After the game has finished you can stimulate the child’s imagination by asking questions like:
– What type of house does he have?
– Does he have friends?
– What would be his favourite food?
– What would he dream about?
– Does he have a pet? Do you think the pet be scared of his master?
Find the Free Printable Draw-a-Monster Game here:
Click on the links below to get the file (A4 or letter), instant download:
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