Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Monsters

Book Ideas: Go Away, Big Green Monster! by Ed Emberley
“Differently diecut and boldly colored pages reveal increasingly scary features of a big green monster--on the first spread, we see two big yellow eyes; on the second, the eyes plus a long blue nose; and so on, until the monster is fully unmasked. But that's only half the story…”

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
“Max is sent to bed without supper and imagines sailing away to the land of Wild Things,
where he is made king.”

Five Ugly Monsters by Ted Arnold
“Based upon the popular preschool rhyme, "five little monkeys," this book features five funny monsters jumping on the bed.”


My Monster Momma Loves Me So by Laura Leuck
“A young monster describes all the things its mother does to show she loves it.”

One Hungry Monster by Susan Heyboer O’Keefe
“At bedtime a small boy tries to control ten insatiable monsters demanding food and creating chaos throughout the house.” (A counting book)

There’s a nightmare in my closet by Mercer Mayer
“At bedtime a boy confronts the nightmare in his closet and finds him not so terrifying after all.”


Songs and Rhymes:

Five Little Goblins On A Halloween Night...
Five Little Goblins on a Halloween night
Made a very, very spooky sight
The first one danced on his tippy-tip-toes
The next one tumbled and bumped his nose
The next one jumped high up in the air
The next one hopped without a care
The last one sang a Halloween song.
Five goblins played the whole night long.


Ten Little Monsters

One little, two little, three little monsters

Four little, five little, six little monsters

Seven little, eight little, nine little monsters

Ten monsters trick-or-treating!

In the Grave Yard (sung to the tune of "oh my darling ")

In the grave yard, in the grave yard,

When the moon begins to shine,

There's a doctor, crazy doctor,

and his monster Frankenstein.

Oh, my monster, oh, my monster,

oh, my monster Frankenstein,

you are very, very scary, don't come near me Frankenstein.

Activity Ideas:

Making Monsters

There are 3 different ways you could do this:

1. Toilet Paper Roll Monster
Paint the paper roll whatever color you want, in advance, and let dry.
Let your child decorate with various craft supplies and glue.
(Supply ideas: pipe cleaners, feathers, buttons, beans, pompoms, yarn, google eyes, dried pasta)


2. Monster Masks:
Paint Paper plates, in advance, and let dry. Let your child decorate plate with glue and various craft supplies to make a monster. Tape a craft stick on the back/bottom of plate.
3.Playdoh Monsters:
Create playdoh monsters out of various colors of dough.

To extend any of these activities make a monster questionnaire for your child to answer.



1 comment:

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