Monster Mash for Grades K, 1 & 2

The Great Monster Hunt by Norbert Landa
The Monsters Monster by Patrick McDonnell
Even Monsters Need Haircuts by Matthew McElligott
Monstly Monsterly by Tammi Sauer
Night of the Veggie Monster by George McClements
There’s a Nightmare in My Closet by Mercer Mayer

Extra Fun
Going on a Monster Hunt

Beanbag Activities

Make a Monster Collage

Tips & Tricks
My Kid Zone group has really been loving the books in storytime so I have been tailoring down the activities. We got through every book on the list except for Even Monster’s Need Haircuts. Their hands down favorite was The Great Monster Hunt–it is a really fun read-aloud so get ready to make funny sound effects. Going on a Monster Hunt is exactly like Going on a Bear Hunt but you find a monster at the end. You can change the cave in the end into a spooky house or a swamp or where ever you think a monster is likely to hide. For the Monster Collage I just poured a bunch of partially used bits on the table and the kids spent a good bit of time making their monster. The picture is the one I made, which I’m not ashamed to admit was one of the more boring monsters of the day!