Storytime: Monsters 2

DOOR 2 DOOR STORYTIME

EARLY CHILDHOOD LITERACY SKILL: Vocabulary & Narrative Skill

BOOKS TO DISPLAY

Monsters Love Colors by Mike Austin
Monster, Be Good!
By Natalie Marshall
Romping Monsters, Stomping Monsters by Jane Yolen
Nighty Night, Little Green Monster
by Ed Emberley
The Monster Returns
by Peter McCarty
Go Away, Big Green Monster!
by Ed Emberley
Ten Creepy Monsters by Carey F. Armstrong-Ellis
Monster Stew
by Mitra Modarressi
The Monster Bed
by Jeanne Willis
There’s a Nightmare in My Closet
by Mercer Mayer
Ten Little Beasties
by Rebecca Emberley
If You’re a Monster and You Know It
by Rebecca Emberley
My Friend the Monster
by Eleanor Taylor
If You’re a Monster and You Know It
by Rebecca Emberley
My Mama Monster Loves Me So
by Laura Leuck
Creepy Monsters, Sleepy Monsters
by Jane Yolen

BASIC TIMELINE

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

READ-A-LOUD BOOKS

Monster Books 2

Horns to Toes and In Between by Sandra Boynton
Some Monsters Are Different by David Milgrim
Monster Cake by Rebecca Dickinson

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 Rhyme: 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 little monsters say, “BOO!”

Finger Rhyme: Five Little Monsters (via Perry Public Library)
(count on fingers or toes)
This little monster has a big red nose.
This little monster has purple toes.
This little monster plays all night.
This little monster is such a fright.
And this little monsters goes “Tee-hee-hee”
“I’m Not scary, it’s just me!”

Action Rhyme: If You’re a Monster and You Know It (via Miami-Dade Public Library System)
(tune: If You’re Happy and You Know It)
If you’re a monster and you know it, wave your arms,
If you’re a monster and you know it, wave your arms,
If you’re a monster and you know it, then your arms will surely show it.
If you’re a monster and you know it, wave your arms!
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 it, then your claws will surely show it.
If you’re a monster and you know it, show your claws!
If you’re a monster and you know it, snap your teeth,
If you’re a monster and you know it, snap your teeth,
If you’re a monster and you know it, then your teeth will surely show it.
If you’re a monster and you know it, snap your teeth!
If you’re a monster and you know it, stomp your feet,
If you’re a monster and you know it, stomp your feet,
If you’re a monster and you know it, then your feet will surely show it.
If you’re a monster and you know it, stomp your feet,!

CRAFT: Monsters!

Monster Craft 2

Coming up with a craft for this week’s storytime was frustrating and time consuming. I wasted a lot of time coming up with templates, and prototypes (one of which is pictured above)…none of which I liked. By the time storytime rolled around, I was out of time and options. As a last resort, I was forced to use monster-themed coloring sheets (I found one for free online). Stickers were provided as a means of spicing up the otherwise dull coloring sheets.

REVIEW:

This week’s storytime was sort of a mixed bag. Its pretty obvious I was not thrilled with the final craft, or any of the preceding prototypes…so I was a bit irked going into this week’s storytime session. I was optimistic about the read-a-loud books. Unfortunately, Monster Cake did not go over as well as I expected (probably due to vocabulary i.e. regional/ethnic foods my predominately Hispanic preschoolers are unfamiliar with at this early age such as fondue or sauerkraut). At least the other two read-a-loud stories, and most of the extension activities were more successful. Meh.

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