October is so great! There are so many wonderful themes to cover, but this year, I just had to add a little bit of monster fun into our day.
I am a little bit obsessed with cute monsters…not scary ones. I even had a “monster themed” 1st birthday party for my little guy last year. We started off by reading the book, I Need My Monster. If you do not have this book, it is a must. The students LOVED it!
Missing Monster Posters
After reading, I had the students pretend that they had monsters, but their monsters were missing. So, we made missing posters.
They were so creative with these! I loved reading what their monsters liked to eat. First graders are hilarious! You can find these Missing Monster Posters in my Monster Fun for Everyone packet.
Monster Bulletin Board
Then, the students made their own symmetrical monsters from construction paper. I precut white and black circles for eyes and let the students decide how many eyes they wanted for their monster. This made a great bulletin board display outside of my classroom.
Monster Fun for Everyone
I put the Missing Monster Posters, as well as some other reading, writing, and math activities into a Monster Fun for Everyone packet.
You can click HERE, or on the picture above to check out this monster fun mini-unit.
Monster Themed Read Alouds
We have continued to read monster themed books this week included the sequel, Hey, That’s My Monster!
Here are some more great monster themed books. (All of the Amazon affiliate links are located under the picture.)
Monster Craft Ideas
I also found these adorable monster themed crafts on Pinterest. The links to each blog is located under the picture.
Craft Stick Monsters (I thought this would make amazing pointers for reading!)
Online Book Reading
You also MUST, MUST, MUST check out Storyline Online. The reading of I Need My Monster is AMAZING!!!!
I really hope she reads Hey! That’s My Monster in the future because my reading does not do it justice after hearing her.