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There was an Old Monster

Old monster

I’m preparing early for Halloween this year and am making a series of monster stories. Emberley’s There Was an Old Monster is a perfect story to convert to flannel! And, you can download the free song here.

First I made the monster (seen above). Then I made each animal:


Tick (with stomach)

monster with animals

The rest of the animals: Ants, Lizard, Bat, Jackal, and Bear.

old monster tummy


Lion (I love the over-sized piece!) The finished product is about 2 feet by 4 feet!

finished monsterI can’t wait to use this throughout the month of October with my in-house storytimes, and outreach!

For more flannel ideas check out Storytime with the Library Lady. she’s hosting Flannel Friday this week.

5 comments on “There was an Old Monster

  1. Jane Breen
    September 1, 2013

    Okay! When you are sleeping tonight…I am coming to get this Old Monster! I am! I’ll bring Piper, she won’t get swallowed up! This is beyond cool. You and your kids will have way too much fun with this! ~ jane

  2. Kathryn Roach
    September 1, 2013

    Oh MY Goodness!! I’m overcome with the absolute fun and cuteness here!! Your storytime kiddos are going to LOVE this!!

  3. sdbahlmann
    September 5, 2013

    This is fantastically detailed! Well done.

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