As Halloween approaches, I find it fun to do a monster storytime
Next week, we’ll be reading Halloween stories at Panera. Registration starts tomorrow!
Opening Song: If You Want to Hear a Story
Read-aloud #1 (Pop-up): Little Monsters by Jan Pienkowski
*Song/Fingerplay: 10 Little Monsters
Read-aloud #2: The Monster at the End of this Book by Jon Stone
Puppet Story: Go Away, Big Green Monster by Ed Emberley (Puppet available here.)
Read-aloud #3: Leonardo, the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems
**Fingerplay: Scary Eyes
Read-aloud #4: If You’re a Monster and You Know It by Rebecca Emberley
***Action Rhyme: If I Were a Monster
Read-aloud #5: Halloween Sky Ride by Elizabeth Spurr
Song/Fingerplay: Itsy Bitsy Spider
Closing Song: We Wave Good-bye Like This
*Ten Little Monsters
(Tune: “Ten Little Indians”)
One little, two little,
Three little monsters
Four little, five little,
Six little monsters
Seven little, eight little,
Nine little monsters
Ten of them can’t scare me!
Ten little, nine little,
Eight little monsters
Seven little, six little,
Five little monsters,
Four little, three little,
Two little monsters,
One of them can’t scare me!
None of them can scare me!
See my big and scary eyes? (Form circles around eyes with fingers.)
Get ready for a big surprise. (Cover face with hands.)
Boo! (Uncover face peek-a-boo style.)
***If I Were a Monster
If I were a happy monster, I’d go HA HA HA
If I were a sad monster, I’d go BOO HOO HOO
If I were an angry monster, I’d go STOMP STOMP STOMP
If I were a scared monster, I’d go AAAH! AAAH! AAAH!
But I’m not a monster! I’m (Miss Jennifer), so I’ll READ READ READ