A monthly educational subscription for preschoolers that focuses on learning in a creative and fun way. There is a perfect box for every child as it provides 3 packages or levels pertaining to the level your child is at. M is for Monster is produced by a busy mom who was a preschool teacher before having kids. She has carefully curated three different levels to accomodate the different stages that a child goes through in terms of learning.
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The three levels to choose from are the following:
Level 1 – Simple shape and color recognition ● Counting & Recognizing numbers 1-10 ● Uppercase Letters ● Fine Motor activities
Level 2 – Shape and Color recognition ● Counting & Recognizing numbers 11-20 ● Lowercase letters ● Fine Motor Activities
Level 3 – Complex Shapes and Color mixing ● Beginning addition and subtraction facts ● Sight word recognition ● Fine Motor activities
$59.00/monthly or for a limited time get 1/2 off 3-month subscription or 1st month FREE with your 6 months subscription. Click here to get your discount! Good through 4/17 only!
Let’s see what’s inside the huge box!
We selected Level 2 as per my daughter’s age (3), I thought this would be perfect for her! And it truly turned out to be age-appropriate. The box came chock full of fun learning activities and crafts!
You definitely get the value for your money with the amount of activities that come in the box. Everything is included except scissors if needed. In total there were 16 activities, 4 themes pertaining to each week in a month and each colored envelope/theme has 4 activities inside.
For review purposes we diligently worked through the activities over a span of a week, however these will definitely last throughout the month!
We started off with the Spring theme (yellow package). I have to say the packaging is super cute and each theme/activity is easily identifiable.
You do get a neat little information card in each package with instructions about what needs to be done for each included activity.
The flower sheath activity was easy enough for my daughter to do it by herself with very limited help for me. The cutout flower shapes were already included, and my daughter had lots of fun gluing them to the provided cutout circle to create her very own flower sheath. She immediately hung it up on the door too!
Another fun crafts project that had to do with stickers and number recognition! This was all about recognizing the number and covering it with a flower sticker as you spot it! So much fun and engaging.
Very proud of her work here!
A simple enough activity that tests out letter recognition and fine motor skills. We are still perfecting our first 10 lowercase letters, so we are not there yet, but nonetheless, my daughter had fun gluing sticks on the flowers.
Growing grass was my personal favorite activity from this box as it teaches little ones about science in a very hands-on and fun way.
My daughter was in awe of seeing how much the grass had grown in a span of 2-3 days just by watering and leaving it near the window.
The National Geographic book about Spring was included to go with this theme and it was certainly very colorful and my daughter really enjoyed looking at the pictures while I read to her.
Next theme in this month’s box was about Bunnies! Perfect for Easter time!
Again, the information card illustrates all the activities in the package and makes it easier for you to follow through. I also liked how the activity names on the information card correlated with the individual activity packages. This made life a lot easier for a busy parent. So brownie points from one mama to another for saving time! 🙂
Cute letter recognition game to be played with your child. The cutout bunny was already provided, we just had to stick it on the roll.
Another number recognition activity that lets your child count the number of carrots on the card as they take it out of the bag. Works great for developing fine motor skills in toddlers/preschoolers and we ended up cutting out each carrot from the card and using it to color sort it as well.
The cotton ball painting activity was a big hit! We loved it and I thought it was perfect for tiny hands as it is much easier grasp than a painting brush.
Love the creativity that comes out of a child when you give him/her colors to play with.
4th activity from this package was good old clay-dough with glitter in it! Which 2-3 year old is not into playing with playdough/clay? It came with a bunny mould so they can make as many pink bunnies as they want!
This was again so age and theme appropriate as well as hours of fun!
The book included with this theme was about Little Bunny Foo Foo. I am on the fence about this book for 2-3 year olds. However, it might be a better option for older kids, in my personal opinion.
The third package we worked on was the farm theme!
Again the 4 activities are easily identifiable through the information card and the individual packages.
The book pertaining to this theme was a National Geographic Kids book regarding farm animals. There were lots of fun facts about animals presented throughout the book with tons of actual pictures of animals, so it was certainly very engrossing for my daughter!
Counting the lambs activity that reinforced number recognition.
Another fun numbers activity that dealt with tons of stickers and counting!
This activity was about recognizing the given number on the card and adding that many spots on the cow using the given pom poms.
Next we had some more fun with the colors and a little toy tractor.
Cute art project was ready within minutes!
4th theme in this box was an Umbrella theme! Perfectly goes with the rainy season these couple months.
I was happy to see The New York times bestselling picture book The Umbrella by Jan Brett in the box. It is a board book which has short phrases, therefore much easier to undersand and is also great for tiny hands.
This activity was about gluing the umbrella picture and recognizing the letter U is for umbrella. I feel activities like these really reinforce the concepts in little ones’ minds as they can immediately point out a picture that correlates to that particular letter.
We made a colorful umbrella with the coffee filter and provided markers! This was a perfect arts activity for a rainy day.
Our umbrella looked like this after being all dried up!
We had to color this umbrella based on the legend on the page. Obviously, a 2-3 year old is a tad too young to follow a legend, but this activity allows them to recognize numbers as well as learn to color “inside the lines”. Great activity for developing fine motor skills!
Our last activity from the Umbrella’s theme was counting buttons and placing them on the umbrella with that number on. This was perfect for hand eye coordination as well as number recognition.
In conclusion, M is for Monster is a very comprehensive, educational and fun subscription box for toddlers and preschoolers. The activities in this box were all very hands on and reinforced learning concept in a fun and engaging way. I also liked the very organized way of packaging the enormous amount of activities without confusing the customers. One of our absolute favorites was the growing grass activity as it was just the perfect science experiment that led to a deeper understanding of plants and how they grow and flourish. Overall, I feel there was immense value in each activity and you get a wholesome learning experience with regards to numbers, letters, science, arts and crafts!
If you’re interested in signing up for M is for Monster, you can get it for $73.75 / month for 2 months or get your first month FREE with a 6 month subsription only for a limited time! Good through April 17th only!