Monsters!

The Plan

Books

Bedtime for Monsters by Ed Vere
If You’re a Monster and You Know It by Rebecca and Ed Emberley
The Monster at the End of This Book by Jon Stone
Shape by Shape by Suze MacDonald

Extension Activities

Flannelboard: “Go Away Big Green Monster”

Action Rhyme: “Monster, Monster”
Monster, monster, turn around
Monster, monster, touch the ground
Monster, monster, reach up high
Monster, monster, touch the sky
Monster, monster, find your nose
Monster, monster, find your toes
Monster, monster, find your knees
Monster, monster, sit down please
Credit: Modified from childhood

Fingerplay/Puppets: “Five Little Monsters Jumping on the Bed”
Five little monsters jumping on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head
Mommy called the doctor and the doctor said,
“No more monsters jumping on the bed!”
Credit: Modified from childhood

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

Craft

Today’s craft came from Pinterest. I simply put out a ton of cardstock scraps and let the kids make their own monsters. Most of the kids were super happy to rip the paper, but I did have a few parents request scissors and I passed them out to adults only.

The Plan

Since the CSLP summer theme was “Dream Big, Read,” I decided to do themed storytimes. (I did with 2010’s “Make a Splash” and I did not with 2011’s “One World, Many Stories.” I am planning on using the theme in my storytimes for next year’s “Dig Into Reading.”) I really wanted to make sure that my monster storytime had different stories than the last two times I did monster in 2010 and 2011. At this storytime, it should come as no surprise that “The Monster at the End of This Book” was the most well-received. I’m silly for having omitting it previously! We also had a lot of fun with the finger puppets that I made and making them jump on the bed!

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