We had so much fun with monsters last week that I wanted to share some things that we did.
The children also loved Glad Monster, Sad Monster.
I had my children create their own monsters around the eyeballs on this paper. Last year I bought a roll of eyeball stickers (because OF COURSE I did...), and that has been one of my best purchases. I used to use googly eyes for projects, but they never really stuck on. Somebody's always fell off and projects were missing an eye here or there. It was sad. These little stickers are great.
I made papers ahead of time for the children to create monsters around. The children had a ball creating their monster during an independent center, and then they wrote a story about their monsters later in the day.
This little guy has come SUCH a long way!
I made two versions- depending on your mood- two or three monsters... hmmmm?!
My friend Dan (Rocking Dan Teacher Man) has a great descriptive song about monsters! He has so many great songs that the kids just love!
We also had fun with math addition and subtraction word problems using different size googly eyes. I did this with a small group during our math lesson. They loved using the eyes as counters to figure out our monster word problems.
Here is a picture from the beginning of the year when I used the googly eyes for counting on this great monster freebie called Monster Mash from Rowdy in Room 300.
I can't wait to see what other fun books everyone is sharing this week!
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