Tag: monster storytime

Little Goblins Ten

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Pamela Jane’s Little Goblins Ten is a perfect addition to any October storytime. The lyrical language reminds me of Ten Timid Ghosts. The Halloween version of “Over in the Meadow” features all the holiday fixings: monster, zombie, wolf, mummy, goblin, skeleton, witch, ghost, bat, dragon. This un-scary counting book will be a crowd pleaser for each child who wants a turn with their own little goblin:

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Can you tell Halloween is my favorite holiday?!

For more Halloween storytime ideas, check out Library Village, they’re hosting this week’s Flannel Friday Extravaganza! To find out more about Flannel Friday, check out the website, the Pinterest board, and the Facebook Group.

 

There was an Old Monster

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

Tick (with stomach)

monster with animals

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

old monster tummy

lion

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.

If You’re a Monster and You Know It

If You’re a Monster and You Know It

If youre a monster and you know it

I’m getting ready for my month of monster mayhem. Instead of making flannel pieces to go with Ed Emberley’s story / song, I found pre-made “Furry Friends” from Trend Enterprises here. I just taped them to craft sticks and they’re ready to use! You can download the free song to go with Emberley’s story here. I matched up each monster with a color. (Of course you can make your own felt monsters like Falling Flannelboards or Notes from the Story Room.) You can pass one out to each child before you begin the story. When it’s their turn they can stand up and act their monster out:

Snort and growl = pink

Pink snort and growl

Smack claws = yellow

Yellow smack claws

Stomp your paws = blue

Blue stomp paws

Twitch your tail = red

Red twitch tail

Wiggle your warts = green

Green wiggle warts

Give a roar = orange

Orange roar

Now you’re ready to turn into a monster! For more ideas check out Fun with Friends at Storytime, she’s hosting Flannel Friday this week.

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