I love the book Go Away Big Green Monster.
It's a classic.
I cannot imagine not reading it with my kindergarten kids.
After reading it, you just have have to make your own big green monsters.
We do green blob painting.
Every single one of our big green faces is unique. And they are all fabulous.
Next we add scraggly hair. A string tied to the end of a popsicle stick. We make it "dance" where we want hair.
The monster needs the rest of its face - 2 eyes, a long nose, a mouth and sharp white teeth.
I cut 1 1/2 by 3 inch rectangles, and the kids transformed them into facial features. And white triangle teeth.
They are even better with a story.
Click on the graphic to download the big green monster story.
As well as making our own BGMs, we read and reread, tell and retell the story - sometimes with with puppets,
we create our own stories in the pocket chart.
and we enjoy an ipad app (the nightclub, jazz singer version of The Big Green Monster is a.maz.ing).
The story ends ...
And don't come back
until I say so.
just kidding -- please come back -- ha ha