Storytime Theme: Monsters


*See Dinosaur folder for Dinosaur mask and dino snout

Books --

Go Away, Big Green Monster! by Ed Emberley
There's a Nightmare in My Closet by Mercer Mayer
One Hungry Monster: A Counting Book in Rhyme by Susan Heyboer O'Keefe illustrated by Lynn Munsinger
I'm Coming to Get You by Tony Ross
Monster's Lunch Box by March Brown
Monster Tales: There's a Monster in the Closet! a Lift and EeeeK! by Sesame Street
Monster Tales: The Teeny Tiny Monster a Lift and EeeeK! by Sesame Street
Up Pop the Monsters 1-2-3!: A Pop-up counting Book by Carla Dijs
Glad monster, Sad Monster by Emberly
Rosie and the Nightmares by Waechter
Jittterbug Jam by Hicks
Saturday Night at the Beastro by Zalben
Monster Trap by Morrissey
Tell me a Scary Story by Reiner
All for One by Murphy
Scary Fright Are You Alright? by Gibala
Kipper's Monster by Inkpen
10 Step guide to living with your Monster by Numeroff
Snarlyhissopus by MacDonald
Monster Who Ate my Peas by Schnitzuin
Monster Musical Chairs by Murphy
Lizardman of Crabtree Country by Nolan
Lost Boy and the Monster by Strete
Monster Manners by Roberts
Wumples of Wigwump by Clarke
Three Star Billy by Jutchins
Monster's Birthday Hiccups by Mueller
Where's the Baby? by Hutchins
My Mama Says There Aren't Any... by Viorst
Maggie and the Monster by Winthrop
Monster Can't Sleep by Mueller
Simon's Book by Drescher
Harry the Monster by Cameron
There Are Monsters Everywhere by Mayer
Frank Was a Monster Who Wanted to Dance by Keith Graves
There's a Monster at the End of this Book
The Monster Who Loved Books by Keith Faulkner

Audience Participation Stories/Characters for Act-out Stories

Draw-a-Rhyme Story

Story Extensions

  • Monster Spray
  • Monster Roar
  • Song
    • Monster, Monster
    • Horns and Fangs
    • If You Are a Monster
    • Five Little Monsters
  • Monster Hunt (echo game)
  • Monster Puppets (Phonemic Awareness p. 57)
  • Draw a Rhyme Story (phonemic Awareness p. 105)

Arts and Crafts

Build a Monster
Templates of monster body parts

Where the Wild Things Are coloring page

Monster Feet
Hole Punch

Suggested Ways to Include the Six Emergent Literacy Skills

  • Vocabulary

  • Print Motivation

  • Phonological Sensitivity

  • Print Awareness

  • Letter Knowledge

  • Narrative Skills