Friday, October 14, 2016

Monster Storytime, Friday, October 21 @ 10:30



Books:
  • Little Monsters by Jan Pienkowski. Such a fun pop-up. Were they really so scared? They did a good job pretending!
  • Go Away, Big Green Monster by Ed Emberley. I used a different goofy voice as I turned each page, and it made this great book even greater (esp. since most of them had heard it before.) At the end, Ronan was great about echoing. Every time I said "Go away," I made a shooing motion, and Ronan repeated after me.
  • Leonardo, the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems. Be sure to read the last page all in one breath.
  • Ticklemonster by Edouard Manceau
  • Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak.  I forgot to get the props from PPLC. Maybe they would have helped. The kids were extremely familiar with the book, but I hate to skip it. A few children's parents hadn't rediscovered it yet. Maybe I should just read a preview of it next year. Or better yet, ASK the kids to PREDICT what happens next!
  • Monsters Dance bb by Hodgman.  We needed the exercise.
  • Quit Calling Me a Monster by Jory John.  
  • There Was an Old Monster by Rebecca Emberley.
  • Jeremy Draws a Monster by Peter McCarty. Take your time with setting this one up by asking questions. "(Jeremy) had his very own room. He never left. HE NEVER WENT OUTSIDE. Wow, what kind of kid is this Jeremy? No wonder something strange is about to happen to him!
  • Even Monsters Need Haircuts by Matthew McElligot.  I talked a little about who had a haircut, and then began reading this short but v. interesting tale about a boy who sneaks back to open his dad's barber shop every full moon, to give all the monsters haircuts.  They liked it more than I thought they would!
Songs

Monster Pokey
 You put your horns in, you put your horns out,
You put your horns in and you shake them all about.
You do the monster pokey and you turn yourself around,
  that’s what it’s all about.
You put your fangs in…
You put your claws in…
You put your tail in…
  
Horns and Fangs
Sung to: "Head and Shoulders"
Horns and wings & fangs and claws,
fangs and claws.
Horns and wings & fangs and claws.
Eyes and ears and tail and paws.

 If You’re a Monster
Sung to: " If you're happy and you know it"
If you're a monster and you know it show your claws
If you're a monster and you know it show your claws.
If you're a monster and you know then don’t be afraid to show it.
If you're a monster and you know it show your claws.
...gnash your teeth
...stomp your feet
...growl out loud

 5 little monsters
5 little monsters sleeping in my bed
1 crawled out from under my spread
I called to Mama and Mama said
"No more monsters sleeping in your bed"

no little monsters sleeping in my bed
none crawling out from under my spread
I called to Mama and Mama said
"There are no more monsters, now go to bed!"




Craft: Shape Monsters: A Big Favorite
  1. Punch out eyeballs, cut out noses and horns. I pre-attached googley eyes for this very young crowd.
  2. Pre-fold printer paper lengthwise.
  3. Lay down a lot of newspaper.
  4. Demonstrate: Use the world SPLOTCH as you squirt out the paint. "Just a SPLOTCH of paint. As long as it takes to say SPLOTCH." I splotched on about five or six splotches AND THEN THE MAGIC!  Open to reveal the monster, and show how you'll glue on eyes and noses etc.



We made scary shape monsters, and they were different as snowflakes! I talked about how many ears, eyes, etc. they had, and how many they might want to put on their monsters. 
Materials: Shapes cut randomly out of a scrap box of paper, using mostly Halloween colors. Orange stickers I glued googly eyes too. Googly eyes can be awfully fiddly.






Dom's looks like a Big Orange Monster!

Brody is going to let his dad take his monster to work.

Sarah's looks a bit like a mermaid monster.




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