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A Preschool Monsters Theme! With these activities your students will participate in math, language arts and other fun activities. Before you begin remind the children that monsters are pretend and that you will only be talking about friendly monsters.
Use this fun poem at circle time to introduce the theme. Five Little Monsters by Eve Merriam Five little monsters by the light of the moon, Stirring pudding with a wooden pudding spoon.
Read the poem to the class and discuss what is happening in it. Explain any vocabulary that may be unfamiliar, like runny or drippings. Encourage the children to think about the poem.
What time of day is "by the light of the moon? Why do you think that the fifth monster is smiling and humming? Reread the poem and ask the children to listen for any rhyming words. On a third reading pause at the end of the lines with rhyming words and let the children say the rhymes.
After the children have heard the poem "Five Little Monsters" let them sample three or four different flavors of pudding. Then ask them to think about which one they like best.
Give each child a small square of paper with a bowl on it to color. Have each child color the bowl the color of his favorite pudding. Make index cards with pictures of monsters with different characteristics on them.
You can vary the color, numbers of eyes, whether or not they have horns, etc. Show the class the cards and think of different ways to sort them. Sort the cards with the whole class the first few times and then place several sets of cards at a center and encourage the children to practice sorting them.
Read a monster counting book to your preschoolers. In Monster Math by Anne Miranda, children will practice counting up by ones and then tens and then back down again.
Young children will love this math story about a "monster" of a party! It shows different types of monsters and what activities make them feel certain ways.
After reading the book encourage the children to discuss what makes them feel glad and sad. Give each child a piece of paper, have him draw a picture of something that makes him sad on one and glad on the other. Then let each child share his picture while the others guess which activity goes with each feeling.
Go Away, Big Green Monster! After reading it, talk about the words used to describe the monster and then let the children draw their own scary monsters.
Preschool children will laugh as the mama monster bakes bug filled cookies, serves lizard juice and gives big hairy hugs to her little monster.
This is a great story for reading aloud.
Literacy, Play, love, learn SAD MONSTER, GLAD MONSTER: Feelings Activities and Craft Ideas for Children. by n e s s; SAD MONSTER, GLAD MONSTER feelings activities for kids. Back again, this time sharing a couple of cute activities for kids based on one of my favourite themes for children – feelings and emotions. Jul 02, · Preschool Feelings Theme Writing Activities My Feelings Book Materials: Pencils, crayons, several sheets of white construction paper fold hamburger style forming a book. Printed on the cover page the following sentence: My Feelings Book Glad Monster Sad Monster by Ed Emberley ;Author: Lanie's Little Learners. Go Away, Big Green Monster ~ Ed Emberley. Glad Monster, Sad Monster: A Book About Feelings ~ Ed Emberley. The Meanies ~ The Wright Group.
Preschoolers will have fun reviewing the alphabet with a little help from the characters from Monsters, Inc. After reading it, make your own alphabetical list of monster words with your class. Let your preschoolers act out this story as you read or try some of these other fun Where the Wild Things Are activities.1, thoughts on “A response to George R.
R. Martin from the author who started Sad Puppies”. Glad Monster, Sad Monster by Anne Miranda and Ed Emberley This monster book is a great way to introduce different feelings to preschool students.
It shows different types of monsters and what activities make them feel certain ways. Examples of activities that can be used while reading Glad Monster Sad Monster and throughout the day to promote social and emotional development: • While reading the story, pause and ask children if they feel the same way the monsters do.
Glad Monster, Sad Monster is about monsters that have all different types of feelings! The monsters feel loving, silly, scared, sad, worried, and happy. Each page discusses a different emotion with examples of times when the monsters felt that feeling.4/5(61).
Go Away, Big Green Monster ~ Ed Emberley.
Glad Monster, Sad Monster: A Book About Feelings ~ Ed Emberley. The Meanies ~ The Wright Group. Feelings Are Important: The Color Monster Book Review and Activities. Ideas to help your child develop their Emotional Intelligence.