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Cursive Name Monster for Kids

Updated: Sep 30

Art for Kids

Cursive Monsters!


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Do you like fun learning projects for kids?

I do! It doesn't matter if it is an art and crafts project, kids activity, or science experiment, I always try to implement some learning components to it.

This Cursive Name Monster Art Project will help your children with their prewriting skills or strengthening their already existing cursive writing skills.


Here is what you will need for it.


Materials:

  • paper

  • markers



Creating Cursive Monsters is a lot of fun. Take a look at the full step by step tutorial.


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Instruction:


Step 1: Preparing the paper

Fold computer paper in half lengthwise as seen in the picture below.


Step 2: Write your name

Open your sheet back up and write your name as big as you can with a dark marker above the folded line in cursive.

If you are just starting to teach your children how to write cursive, prepare the name for them. Use a pencil, write it for them and make dots they can trace.


Step 3: Fold the paper

Refold your paper to prepare it for tracing.


Step 4: Trace your name

Go to the window hold your folded paper against it and start tracing your cursive name on the back with a sharpy. This way your monster will be symmetric.


Step 5: Create little name monsters

After you are finished tracing your name, go back to your desk and start creating your monster art. Open your paper up and start drawing eyes and coloring the monster's body. Simply be creative and have fun!


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Tips:

  • Start drawing with the eyes, this will make it easier for you.

  • This activity is also a nice project for teachers or in a classroom setting

  • If you accidentally wrote the names on the wrong side of the papers, don't worry, you still can create nice monsters out of it!

  • If you don't like monsters, just make an art piece out of your cursive name, an alien, or a nice bug.

  • By the way, monsters don't need to be scary, lighter and bride colors will make it appear friendly.

  • This learning project is also very suitable as a fun Helloween activity!


Knowledge:

Learning to write cursive might seem old fashion in the age of computer but there are many reasons to teach kids to write cursive. Not only is the brain making tactile and visuals inputs while writing cursive, but also your child is applying fine motor skills at the same time. They will gain the ability to read everything not only print and improve their penmanship just to name a few benefits of cursive writing. These facts and tips on how to teach kids cursive can be found here.


Do you like to learn writing cursive but don't know how? Here some great workbooks to get a good handle of it:


Summary:

Monster Names are a creative way of practicing handwriting skills while having a lot of fun. My kids love this cool art project! They had a lot of fun and didn't even realize they learned something without even realizing it. I like the fact that this handwriting activity is easily adjustable to your family's needs. For example, instead of names use side words or new vocabularies they need to learn for school.

This cool activity was a total win in our house, just be aware this activity is intended for big kids. If you have younger siblings, they still can participate. Just let them color them out.


I hope you liked this cursive writing activity for your children. Don't forget to let me know how your kids enjoyed it. Leave a comment below and add a picture. I love to hear from you!

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