Friday, October 23, 2015

10 Literacy Activities About Monsters

There are lots of great monster-themed activities for young children. Today I'm sharing ten of my favorites, all of which have a literacy focus.

  • Sing Horns and Fangs, a monster-inspired version of Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes found on this handout from Perry Public Library. 
  • Share my original flannel board rhyme Knock Knock! Trick or Treat?, in which each of several doors conceals a different monstrous creature. 
  • Imagine what you'd do if you were a monster with a short and sweet action rhyme called If I Were a Monster
  • Count and roar along with One Little Monster, a piggyback song I wrote based on One Little Finger.
  • Tap into your monstrous side with the Monster Stomp, an action rhyme modeled after this dinosaur-themed activity.
  • Read Where the Wild Things Are, then play my Catch a Wild Thing rhyming game. 
  • Play shaker eggs or other musical instruments along to the Raffi song Les Zombies et les Loups-Garous, which translates to The Zombies and the Werewolves! 
  • Retell Peter McCarty's picture book, Jeremy Draws a Monster, using the flannel board.
  • Prove that you're a monster and you know it by singing this piggyback song based on If You're Happy and You Know It. 
  • Read The Monster, a poem about imagining monsters in different rooms around the house, which can be seen here at Just 4 Teachers.
For more monster ideas, check out my monster-themed story time plans.

2 comments :

  1. Hi sorry to bother, but the Perry Public Library link doesn't seem to be working.

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    1. Thank you for letting me know. It is now fixed.

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