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Big Scary Monster

Big Scary Monster

 

Thomas Docherty sends the Big Scary Monster on quite an adventure. One day your the biggest kid on the block and then you learn what it feels like to be the smallest. Monster learns a very big lesson about friendship.

Activities
Puppet Show

  1. Print coloring pages Template
  2. Color and cut out animals of both sizes and monster
    1. Glue the animals and monster to craft sticks
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  3. Make a background scene
    1. Use a large piece of paper. (I had a roll of paper from a children’s easel.) Draw and color your background. Use the book as a guide or create your own.
    2. Use construction paper to create rocks and cacti for background and glue to large paper
  4. Hang your background on a wall
  5. Using the puppets tell the story or create your own.
  6. Make tickets to “sell” for your show.
  7. Serve popcorn and drinks.
  8. Let others have a turn telling a story with the puppets.

Benefits of art activities:

  1. Cutting helps fine-motor skills
  2. Coloring inside the lines help concentration and fine-motor skills
  3. Coloring outside the lines lets children know it is ok to be messy sometimes. It is relaxing.
  4. Creating a puppet show gives children a look at set design and movie/theater production.
  5. Retelling the story helps children work on recall and memory.
  6. Writing their own story allows children to explore their creativity.
  7. Writing their own story allows children to practice using their imagination.
  8. Writing their own story allows children to express their thoughts and ideas.
  9. Writing their own story builds children’s self-esteem. They did all the work themselves and completed something.
  10. Writing their own story allows children to work on communication skills.
  11. Making and selling tickets helps children learn about business and finance, even if they do not use real money.
  12. Running their own puppet show production teaches children about costumer service.
  13. Doing the activity with friends and family teach children how to be a team player, delegate work or follow someone else’s lead, and communicate with others.

 

Outschool Story Time and Art

I am offering a story time and art club on Outschool.com. If you are interested in sharing stories and creating art with your children, check out my class here. I will read a new story each week and walk you through an art activity that goes along with that day’s book.

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