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## Marvelous Monster Activities

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1-2-3 Come Do Some Monstrously Fun Monster Activities With Me!

Do you toss in a few monster activities the week of Halloween?  Are you looking for some cute and not-so-scary monsters? Well you've come to the right place.

I received so many positive comments about the themed-book bibliographies, that I decided to do one for my all-time favorite monster books too. Click on the link to grab the list of 40; I know you'll find some that will become your favorites too.

After reading some books, make this goofy monster bookmark. Click on the link.

Out of my list of 40, if I could only choose 2 monster books, they would be Go Away Big Green Monster and Sad Monster Glad Monster, both were written by Ed Emberley, and my Y5's LOVED them.

Click on the link to view/download this whopping 40-page monster activity packet that has lessons to go with these books, including pattern pieces that you can pass out to your students, so that they can assemble the matching monster on your flannel board, as you read the story. A Glad/Sad Monster class book is also included in the packet.

Each half of the monster's face shows a different feeling. The monster on our cover is feeling happy and silly.  I've also included a Venn diagram comparing the two books.

For more monster fun, I think your kiddo's will also enjoy Monster Math.  Click on the link to view/download the packet. This is an interesting and fun way for your kiddo's to review odd and even number concepts from 0 to 30.

If you'd like to work on higher numbers to 100 or 120, as well as skip counting, click on the link to zip on over to the Googol Monster packet.  I designed it for 100 Day, but there are lots of monster math activities you can do right now.

Since all of the themed shape booklets  have been such popular downloads, I thought it would be fun to make up an easy reader shape booklet with a monster theme.

This is also a great review for numbers 1-10.  Click on the link to view/download the Monster Shape booklet A sweet graphing extension is included.

Shapes can also be reviewed with the Monster Munch A Shape For Lunch activity. Print a copy of my patterns and make a template, so that you can easily create a file folder Frankenstein's monster head.

Tape the sides of the file folder shut, to make the perfect "feeding envelope".  Pass out an assortment of various colored "food" shapes.

I edged the black hair with purple puffy paint, and the mouth is neon-orange.  The stitches are outlined with silver glitter glue.  I added more dimension with "diamond" rhinestone "screws" on the neck bolts that I wrapped with aluminum foil.  I also added "monster wiggle eyes" to the yellow circles, so they seem to pop off the page.

Children chant: "Monster, Monster, munch and crunch.  What shape food would you like for lunch?"  The teacher says a shape, and any child holding that shape puts it inside the monster's head

Also included in this packet is a mini-monster.  I gave each of my students a long green envelope to decorate.  We used brass brads for the "neck bolts."  Run off the shape templates on a variety of colors of construction paper.  Students cut out and feed their monster whatever shape is called out.

Since a huge part of the plot of Mary Shelley's Frankenstien, was the fact that her monster had no name; add to the fun by encouraging students to name their monster and introduce him during circle time.

Once in the circle, have students put on their monster mask.  (All 3 of these "craftivities" are in the Monster packet.)

Now that they look like little monsters, help get the wiggles out, by dancing to the Monster Mash.

It's one of my favorite Halloween songs.  The link is to a YouTube cartoon video featuring the song.

I've been contemplating whipping up some monster-themed 10-frames and cute monster alphabet cards.  If this is of interest to you, shoot me an e-mail and I'll start designing.  diane@teachwithme.com

Booklet where students read, trace, write, draw, count and color. The booklet covers the basic shapes, numbers 1-5, as well as the colors red, orange, yellow, green and purple. - See more at: http://www.teachwithme.com/downloads/item/2772-694#sthash.dLckfCm6.dpuf

I hope you and your students have a monstrously fun and safe Halloween.   Thanks for visiting today.    As always, feel free to PIN away.  If you 'd like to take a look at all of the awesome-educational FREEBIES that I PIN, click on the heart button to the right of the blog.  I did a ton of research, so you don't have to!

"Laughter is the shortest distance between two people." -Victor Borge

### 1 comment

• Tuesday, 28 October 2014 19:21 posted by Pili Burkett

This is so great. Thanks for the awesome free resource! Can't wait to make the Frankenstein monster masks with my kids on Friday!