Lunchbag Monster Activity

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Updated on Oct 20, 2011

Lunch can be the best meal of the day if you pack it right. This hungry lunch bag monster will rev up your child’s appetite and get him excited about what’s inside. Whether it’s tuna or peanut butter, apples or carrots, the lunch bag monster isn’t picky. A little bit of everything keeps him healthy and happy! 

What You Need:

  • Simple soft lunch bag
  • Sharpie pens or fabric markers
  • Felt or foam sheets
  • Construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Pencil


What You Do:

  1. Have your child plan his monster face and hair by drawing it on the bag in pencil. The mouth, lips, and teeth go around the opening flap of the cloth bag.
  2. When he’s happy with his design, he can trace over the pencil with marker.
  3. Now he can color in the face with markers if the lunch bag is light colored.
  4. For another option, he could cut out felt, foam, or construction paper shapes to fill in the face and hair. After he places shapes where he wants them, help him use the hot glue gun to attach shapes to lunch box or bag around the opening, so that it looks like the monster’s mouth opens when the lunch box opens
  5. For more detail (such as eyeballs), he can use pens to draw inside the shapes.

Now your child has a handmade lunch bag to match his monster appetite!

Beth Levin has an M.A. in Curriculum and Education from Columbia University Teachers College. She has written educational activities for Macmillan/McGraw-Hill and Renaissance Learning publishers. She has a substitute teaching credential for grades K-12 in Oregon, where she lives with her husband and two daughters.

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