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Making Monster Masks


Kids create their own visual of a monster after reading a story's description.
  • Reading Is Fundamental
  • Arts and Crafts
    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Multiple
  • Indoor
  • Play

Time: 10-15 minutes

Materials: Go Away Big Green Monster! by Ed Emberley; Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak; Theres a Monster Under My Bed by James Howe; Everything I Know About Monsters by Tom Litchenheld; or other descriptive books about monsters; Paper plates; construction paper; yarn; markers; and glue Note cards

Set up: Copy the text of the book onto note cards. Set out paper, markers, and glue. (Make sure that a rainbow of colors is available for children to use.) Directions Read aloud a descriptionof a monster from the note cards so that children cannot see the books or illustrations. Give children paper plates and tell them to create their own imaginary monster mask based on a real description from a book. Give children about 10 minutes to design their masks. Have them parade around the neighborhood to show off their masks and their best monster growls.

Making Monster Masks