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Monster Fun for Everyone

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.

Monster Activities for the classroom from Fun in FirstI 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.

Monster themed activities for the classroom from Fun in FirstMonster themed activities for the classroom from Fun in FirstThey 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

Monster Themed activities from Fun in FirstThen, 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.

Monster Fun for Everyone activities from Fun in First

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 themed books for kidsThe Monster Who Lost His Mean

Goodnight, Little Monster

Nighty Night, Little Green Monster

My Teacher is a Monster

My Monster Mama Loves Me So

The Monstore

I Need My Monster

The Monster at the End of this Book

Hey!  That’s My Monster!

Monster Craft Ideas

I also found these adorable monster themed crafts on Pinterest.  The links to each blog is located under the picture.

Monster Crafts for KidsPaper Bag Monsters

Blow Paint Monsters

Monster Sun Catchers

Watercolor Monsters

Monster Splat Pictures

Paper Plate Monsters

Coffee Filter Monsters

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.

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  1. Leonardo the Terrible Monster is another AWESOME monster book! It is by Mo Willems so you know it’s got to be awesome! LOVE LOVE LOVE your monster ideas!

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