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Monsters
Submitted by: Jennifer, Spring Branch Memorial
Audience
• Pre-school
Books
Go Away Big Green Monster! by:Ed Emberley
Die-cut pages through which bits of a monster are revealed are designed to help a child control nighttime fears of monsters.
Where the Wild Things Are by:Maurice Sendak
A naughty little boy, sent to bed without his supper, sails to the land of wild things where he becomes their king.
Laura Numeroff's 10-Step Guide to Living with Your Monster by:Laura Numeroff
A guide to choosing and caring for your own pet monster, which includes useful information such as "monsters love country western music" and "monsters love to buy gum."
Frank Was a Monster Who Wanted to Dance by:Keith Graves
Frank the monster indulges his love of dancing by strutting his stuff on stage until his head unzips, his brains flop out, and he continues to lose body parts.
Songs
If You Ever See a Monster...
Sung to: "Did You Ever See A Lassie"
If you ever see a monster,
A big ugly monster.
If you ever see a monster,
Here's what you do!
Make this face......
And this face.....
And this face.....
And this face.....
If you ever see a monster...
Be sure to shout...BOOOOO!!!!
Horns and Fangs...
Horns and fangs
Knees and claws
Knees and claws.
Horns and fangs
Knees and claws
Knees and claws.
Eyes and ears and tail and paws,
Horns and fangs,
Knees and claws
Knees and claws.
If You're a Monster 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 then your arms will surely
show it.
If you're a monster and you know it wave your arms.
Continue with:
...show your claws
...gnash your teeth
...stomp your feet
...growl out loud
Monsters Galore!
Monsters galore,
Can you roar? (roar)
Monsters galore,
Can you soar? (flying motion)
Monsters galore
Please shut the door!
(pretend to shut the door)
Monsters galore,
Fall on the floor! (fall down)
Craft
Make a monster puppet.