Monster Cheese Wins OT Battles


Of all the toys I bring in for quick fine motor breaks, “Monster Cheese” is the one I get asked about the most. Each time I see a kid, especially ones I don’t see often, they request monster cheese. Now of course monster cheese is actually this benign cutesy Stretchy Cheese toy you can buy on Amazon that has these little mice with it where youc an stick the mice in the holes. However, Monster Cheese is way more fun. I provide them with tons of small objects and then they have Monster Cheese eat as much as they can then throw it all up. In a recent case I had a little girl with a marvelous imagination. As she pulled out each item, she explained why he had eaten it. I loved it.

“…He ate the panda and the dragon because he went to China…”

“…He went to the future and ate the Transformer…”

“…He went to Bert and Ernie’s house and ate their rubber duckie…”

“…He went to a poor person’s house and ate their baby…”

“…He went to the ocean and ate the poor baby sea turtle…”

“….He went out on a date with a lady shark…” (the shark has a bright pink mouth for some reason, guess that made it a lady shark)

Etc etc. I had to struggle not to laugh too hard at a few of her choice stories. As you can see Monster Cheese is looking a little rough, but he cleans up well. For only a few dollars I think Monster Cheese is a great toy to have in your OT toolbox. It’s kind of expensive on Amazon, you may be able to find it cheaper elsewhere.

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Oct 11, 2012 | Category: Occupational Therapy | Comments: none