Monsters!

Books

Go to Bed, Monster by Natasha Wing
If You’re a Monster and You Know It by Rebecca and Ed Emberley
Jeremy Draws a Monster by Peter McCarty
Leonardo the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems
Ten Little Beasties by Rebecca and Ed Emberley

Extension Activities

Song: “Five Little Monsters”
Five little monsters jumping on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,
“No more monsters jumping on the bed!”
Credit: Childhood (Adaptation)

Song: “Monster Pokey”
You put your claws in, you take your claws out
You put your claws in, and you shake them all about
You do the wild rumpus and you turn yourself about
That’s what it’s all about
(horns, tail, big feet, and hairy self)
Credit: Perry Public Library

Action Rhyme: “Monster Stomp”
If you want to be a monster, now’s your chance
‘Cause everybody’s doing the monster dance
You just stamp your feet, wave your arms around
Stretch ‘em up, stretch ‘em up,
Then put them on the ground
‘Cause you’re doing the monster stomp
That’s right! You’re doing the monster stomp
Credit: SurLaLune Storytime

Flannelboard: “Go Away Big Green Monster”

Craft

How It Went

This was an afternoon storytime, and I have to say that it was a much quieter storytime than I thought it would be. I had about fifteen kids; none of which really wanted to roar or monster around. They were attentive and definitely enjoyed listening to the stories that I was reading, but were not into the extension activities. After a minorly disastrous “Monster Pokey,” I decided to skip the “Monster Stomp.” The minute we hit the craft though, the kids were racing through the hats only to put them on and chase each other around the room, roaring. Go figure!

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