Design, draw, and write about your very own monster!
This was a very successful project I completed with my students with Halloween upcoming. They first imagined a monster in the heads and brainstormed either individually or with one partner. They design everything from the name, appearance, habitat, and its personality! Once the brainstorming is done, students draw their creature using a specific step by step guide.
The last step is writing a short fictional piece with their monster as either the protagonist or antagonist. A story organizer is included with the downloaded document.
If teachers are looking for an extra challenge, I suggest this: reach out to as many artists as you can! Professional, art schools, local ones, etc. Say you are looking for collaborative artists on a Halloween/monster project and are looking for professional artists to do a final rendering for your students. After doing so through many submissions on online forums, I have received much feedback and amazing final renderings from artists! The students absolutely love them and get that much more motivated.
Get this and implement it in your classroom now to have the monsters and stories ready by Halloween!