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Easy Prep Monster Themed Cross Curricular Centers & Activities for Lower Elementary Children!
Resource Prep: Each activity below includes the prep needed to do activity with students in the description. It may include just copying worksheet or printing, laminating and cutting center games. Each direction to games are located on one of the game sheets for student use.
Resource Includes the Following:
☀ Monster Literature List
☀ Monster Writing Station Words
☀ Classroom Books
☀ Student Booklets
☀ Student Worksheets
☀ Art Projects
☀ Literacy Centers
☀ Math Centers
Monster Literature List: Choose books from the list about Monsters to read to your students.
Monsters Writing Station Words: Print and laminate a few colored copies of the Monster Writing Station words for students to use or copy one sheet for each student to put in their writing folder or journal.
“If I Were a Wild Thing” Classroom Book: Copy cover on cardstock and then copy the student sheet for each student and have them write and draw what they would do if they turned into a “Wild Thing”. Collect each student paper and make classroom book binding or stapling book together.
“My Monster and Me” Classroom Book: After reading several books about Monsters, copy cover on cardstock and then copy the student sheet for each student. Have them write and draw what they would do if they had a monster. Collect each student paper and make classroom book binding or stapling book together.
Go Away Big Monster Booklet: Copy and assemble each of the “Go Away Big Monster booklets for each students . There are two booklet pages to each sheet with one cover and 8 color pages.. You can copy as many pages as you would like students to do. Students color the monster the correct color and then practice reading the booklet.
“I See” Monsters Student Booklet: Students can work on this booklet at center or quiet work time to practice their number and color words. Students copy over the number and color word and then color the monsters the correct color. You can copy the pages on regular paper, there are two booklet pages to each sheet with one cover and 10 other pages..
Monsters Writing Sheets: Students write a story about a monster with the sheets provided.
My “Wild Thing” Story: (2 types): Use the templates provided and have students either write a story about their “Wild Things or write sentences describing their “Wild Thing”. After writing they can draw a picture of their “Wild Thing” in the space provided. This project can be done as a center, or with parent or buddy help with younger students.
Story Elements Graphic Organizers (2 types): After reading a story from the literature list a few times, have students fill out the story elements: characters, setting, problem & ending., either by drawing or writing out with words.
Retelling Graphic Organizers (3 types): After reading a story from the literature list a few times have students fill out the story retelling organizer, beginning, middle, and ending of the story. Two organizer have the boxes with lines and one is an pumpkin shape to organize the retelling.
Where The Wild Things Are Story Parts: (2 types): After reading the story a few times, have students fill out the story Parts organizer, naming and drawing each of the parts of the story in the appropriate box..
Where The Wild Things Are Story Retelling : (3 types): After reading the story a few times, have students fill out the story retelling organizer, putting the story in sequential order. They can either draw or write their answers on the sheet in the appropriate box.
Monster Art Project & Acrostic Poem: Assemble Monster art project with the directions in unit. Make a copy of the acrostic poem (2 types available) for each students and have them write things they know about monsters using the first letters in the word monster.
The Wild Things” Masks Art Project: Assemble “Wild Thing” mask with the directions in unit. After student’s have finished making their mask have them write about them. Have a “Wild Thing” parade with student’s wearing their masks.
Monster Beginning Sound Capital & Lowercase Match Games: Matching Game: Children match the pictures with the beginning sound capital & lowercase letter. Memory Game: Either use both letter cards or one letter card and the sound cards. Children can play this by placing the cards face down in rows. They take turns turning two cards over to see if the letter and sound match. If it does they keep both cards, if not they turn the cards back over and the next child has a turn. The person who has the most matches wins the game. Challenge: Memory game using all three cards in set to find and match. Monster Letter & Sound Mat: Children can use these mats to help organize there letters and sound cards. Good resource for students who are just learning the letters and sounds or for those students who need visual aids. Monster Picture List: List of pictures included in resource.
Monster Make a Word Game: Children take piece of monster (consonant & consonant blends are provided) and put it in front of a cauldron word chunk to make a word. Children can write word on paper or white board or use one of the 9 worksheets to go with this activity.
Monster Short Vowel Sounds Roll It! Read It! Words & Sentences: Two types of game cards with short vowel sounds words and sentences. Each game card has all the vowel sound words and sentences on the game card. There are10 game
Haunted House & Monsters Number & Number Word Match Game: Children place the number monster counters to match the number word or numeral on the haunted house number card. Number Words cards are 0-10, Numeral cards are 0-20.
Monster Roll & Cover: One or Two Dice Roll : Roll One or two die and count your dots. Cover the number of dots you rolled with your marker. Two players will need to use two different colors. Covering the most numbers wins!
Monster Addition & Subtraction Facts Clip Game (0-10) Children read the addition number sentence and find the sum or differences of the two numbers. Children place a paper clip or clothes pin to the correct answer of the number sentence. You can separate the game cards in sets from 0-5 and a sets from 6-10. Note: Put a little sticker on the back of card in the correct answer space so students can self-correct their answers.
Kids have some monster themed fun while learning a variety of skills!