Sunday, January 24, 2010

Monster Storytime

Storytime for 1-1/2 to 3 year olds:
  • Opening - Skinnamarink, Sticky Sticky Bubblegum
  • Book #1 – Five Ugly Monsters by Tedd Arnold
  • Activity – Monster, Monster (an action rhyme a coworker created)
Monster, monster turn around.
Monster, monster touch the ground.
Monster, monster reach up high.
Monster, monster bug out your eyes.
Monster, monster bend your knees.
Monster, monster give a roar.
Monster, monster sit on your bed.
Monster, monster rest your head.
Monster, monster start to snore.
  • Flannelboard - This Little Monster (I adapted this from the fingerplay "This Little Piggy")
This little monster went to the market.
This little monster stayed home.
This little monster had roast beef.
This little monster had none.
And this little monster cried,
"Boo, hoo, hoo,"
All the way home.
  • Book #2 - Go Away, Big Green Monster! by Ed Emberley
  • Activity - Sleeping Monsters (I'm not sure where I picked up this action rhyme. It starts out with the children pretending to be sleeping monsters that I then wake up.)
Sleeping monsters
Til it's nearly noon
Come let us wake them
With a merry tune
Oh so still
Are they ill?
(pause, then shout)

(kids wake up and start to stomp)

Stomp little monsters
Stomping, stomping
Stomp little monsters
Stomp, stomp, stomp!

Roar little monsters
Roaring, roaring
Roar little monsters
Roar, roar, roar!

(use other action words as desired: run, jump, etc.)

Sit little monsters
Sitting, sitting
Sit little monsters
Sit, sit, sit!
  • Closing - Scarves using "Water, Wind and World" from The Second Line by Johnette Downing
  • Craft – Glue sewing trim onto a monster mask

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