Story Time

Be Brave
Submitted by: Christine Turner, Atascocita
Audience
• Pre-school
Books
There's a dragon downstairs by:Hilary McKay
Although she is afraid, Sophie is determined to confront the dragon that she thinks she hears downstairs at night.
There's something in my attic by:Mercer Mayer
Convinced there is something making noise in the attic at night, a brave little girl sneaks up the stairs, lasso in hand, to capture whatever it is.
What's that noise? by:Michelle Edwards
Alex calms his younger brother when they hear strange noises at bedtime, but is he brave enough to cross the cold floor of their dark room when a feet-grabbing, toe-eating, noise-making "something" might get him?
Frog is frightened by:Max Velthuijs
Strange noises in the night frighten Frog and his animal friends.
The squeaky door by:Margaret Read MacDonald
When Little Boy is frightened by a squeaky bedroom door, his grandmother brings in various animals to help him feel secure enough to sleep. Includes notes on the story's origins.
Songs
Too Many in the Bed

There were three in the bed (hold up three fingers)
And the little one said
"Roll over, roll over"
So they all rolled over
and one fell out.
There were two in the bed (hold up two fingers)
And the little one said
"Roll over, roll over"
So they all rolled over
and one fell out.
There was one in the bed (hold up pinky)
And the little one said
"Good Night" (place hand to head pretend to be asleep)
What Do Monsters Do?
What do monsters do?
They stretch and touch their toes.

What do monsters do?
They comb their purple hair.

What do monsters do?
They stick out their green tongues.

What do monsters do?
They brush their teeth with a broom.

What do monsters do?
They rub their yellow eyes.

What do monsters do?
They wiggle their orange ears.
Boy, am I glad that I'm not a monster!

http://www.preschooleducation.com/smonster.shtml
Craft
Monster Face

Need: Paper plate, paper, yarn, glitter, sequins, colored pasta, markers, crayons, tissue paper, other collage materials, hole punch, glue, scissors

Directions: We take paper plates and let the child decorate their own monster face. They cut out eyes, nose and mouth. They use yarn. glitter, sequins, colored pasta, markers, crayons, tissue paper...anything we have in the art center . Then we paper hole punch a hole on each side, and add yarn to tie the mask on. The children all name the type of monster they are and we all parade around the room to the tune of the " Monster Mash".


http://www.preschooleducation.com/amonster.shtml