Color Monster Lesson- Create, Animate, and Express Feelings

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K - 8th, Homeschool
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28 pages
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My student's loved being able to color and assemble their Color Monster. Loved the ebook format with embedded resources!


This lesson is based on the Color Monster book by Anna Llenas where a little girl helps a monster sort out its feelings. No feeling is judged or suppressed. They are all simply identified and acknowledged. 

I designed a lesson based on this social-emotional learning book to help students think about feelings, connect them to color, and learn to express emotions using technology and art. In the process, students explore color theory, stop-motion animation, movement to dynamically demonstrate emotion as they work collaboratively, practice organization, and creative problem-solving.  View the student gallery here.

This multimedia filled lesson includes:

Tutorials for making cardboard monster

Printables to organize the classroom

Remote learning alternative with paper

Templates for monster design

Handouts for directions for stop motion

Examples of student work

Directions for augmented reality

Worksheet for SEL activity based on the art

The Cardboard Monster art supplies:

8.5 x 11 cardboard (2)

Print templates (2)

24 x 18 paper to make a pouch

tempera paint



brass fasteners (5)

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.


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