Sunday, September 8, 2013


Monsters!  Not just for nightmares anymore. This week's bookworm fun centered on the fun, loveable monsters that have become popular in books like Laura Numeroff's 10-Step Guide to Living with Your Monster and Helen Ketteman's Goodnight, Little Monster.  Monster Math, by Anne Miranda, is a fun way to sneak the kindergarten number work in, too.

We did two art projects this week because monsters are a great creative inspiration. Anything goes! 

 This first project explores symmetry and the mixing of colors. We blobbed red, yellow, and blue paint onto one half of a folded sheet of paper and gently mixed them together in the spaces between the blobs. Fold the paper, squish, open and add eyes/ legs as desired.  Voila! This project also fulfilled several requirements for the Cub Scout Art Belt Loop.

Our second craft consisted of making paper bag monsters. I really gave the kids free reign with this one. 

Our monster music playlist includes favorites such as Maybe the Monster (The Wiggles), Monster Boogie (Laurie Berkner), Monster Mash (Pickett), and If You're Scary and You Know It (from the CD "Spooky Favorites"). Check them out, they're lots of fun!

For Pizza, Popcorn and a Movie Night we plan to expand on the monster theme by finally watching Monsters, Inc.  Just have to wait for our hold at the library.

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