"There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million." -Walter Streightiff

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Monster Mash

This was a new theme here at Rainbow Connection, inspired by the books written by Ed and Rebecca Emberly about monsters:
and by Ann Miranda,
We loved them all and read, sang and dramatized them over and over again...

"Moody monsters" was a fun table game to play. We had to match monsters with moods- happy, sad, surprised, frightened, silly, angry, etc. It helped us to talk about feelings. We pretended to be monsters with different feelings. The book, Glad Monster, Sad Monster, helped us with this as well.
We had a great time playing in the sensory bin filled with monsters of all kinds. There was monster food, monster eggs and there were even monster eyeballs to throw and catch!
Cookie monster made an appearance this week.
We had fun feeding him beanbag cookies.

We drew monster faces on balloons and practiced throwing and catching. While we played we moved to "The Monster Mash".
Glad Monster, Sad Monster inspired us to make unique monster masks.
It was fun to play in monster guts...
Did you know that they are purple?!?!?
We spooned them, poured them and squished them.
Next, we made "Blob Monsters". We used eye droppers to dribble paint onto our paper. When satisfied, we folded the paper in half it, smoothed it and then opened it up.
Amazing Blob Monsters!

This theme is a definite keeper!

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