Storytime: M is for Monsters

DOOR 2 DOOR STORYTIME

EARLY CHILDHOOD LITERACY SKILL: Letter Knowledge

BOOKS TO DISPLAY

I Need My Monster by Amanda Noll
Jumpy Jack & Googily
by Meg Rosoff
The Monstrous Book of Monsters by Libby Hamilton
Ten Little Beasties
by Rebecca Emberley
Go Away, Big Green Monster!
By Ed Emberley
Goodnight Little Monster
by Helen Ketteman
Ten Creepy Monsters
by Carey F. Armstrong-Ellis
The Baby That Roared
by Simon Puttock
Creepy Monsters, Sleepy Monsters: A Lullaby by Jane Yolen  
Boogie Monster
by Josie Bissett

BASIC TIMELINE

  1. Intro
  2. Read-a-Loud Book
  3. Finger Puppet Rhyme
  4. Flannelboard
  5. Read-a-Loud Book
  6. Rhyme
  7. Read-a-Loud Book
  8. Craft

READ-A-LOUD BOOKS

Photos of Monster Books

Monster Mess! by Margery Cuyler
Monsters on Machines by Deb Lund
Bedtime for Monsters
by Ed Vere

ACTIVITIES

Finger Puppet Rhyme: “Two Little Monsters” (modified Two Little Blackbirds)
Two little monsters sitting on a hill,
One named Jack, one named Jill.
Run away Jack, run away Jill,
Come back Jack, come back Jill.

Flannelboard: 1st 10 stanzas of One Hungry Monster by Susan Heyboer O’Keefe (via AOL Kids)

One hungry monster
underneath my bed
moaning and groaning
and begging to be fed.

Two hungry monsters
at my closet door,
chewing up my sneakers,
asking for more.

Three hungry monsters
in the upstairs hall,
lick the flower painting
hanging on the wall…
et cetera

Rhyme: Five Little Monsters (via storytimekatie)

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!”

Four 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!”

Three 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!”

Two 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!”

One little monster 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!”

 

CRAFT: Monsters!

Monster Storytime Craft

I used two of the simpler monsters to create basic templates in a variety of colors. I provided scrap paper and pre-cut teeth, mouths, and eyes in different shapes and sizes in order to promote originality and give the children’s imagination free range.

REVIEW

I performed storytime for three children at GBL. Statistics aside, I find that I don’t mind performing for smaller groups as it provides an opportunity for flexibility and one-on-one interaction. I really enjoy chatting with the kids during craft time and providing one-on-one assistance. Overall, I think the kids enjoyed this week’s theme. I was pleased to see they were able to use the basic craft pieces to create their own unique monsters. Crayons, markers and googly eyes were used to add further individualized characteristics.

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