Free "Where the Wild Monster Readers Are" Reading, Writing & Art! November 05 2009

Preschool-2nd Grade

First, read aloud and discuss one of the following books.

  • Where the Wild Things Are  Most teachers probably have this. If not, the school library probably has it. Students can use workbook paper to write and illustrate a short story about a monster. 
  • Little Monster Becomes an Author  Perfect for a writers' workshop lesson teaching the steps involved in writing. It's the book on the upper left in the photo on this link. This book can be used as a model for story writing. After reading the book the students can write a story about a monster using the story writing process described in the book.

MonsterMaskMonster Mask Craft


  • paper plate
  • stapler
  • glue
  • paint (any colors)
  • paint brush
  • wikki stix or yarn (any colors)
  • scissors
  • pom poms (any colors)


  1. Cut out holes for the eyes.
  2. Paint the plate and let it dry.
  3. Press wikki stix (or glue yarn) around the eyes.
  4. Glue a pom pom in the middle of the face for a nose.
  5. Use wikki stix to make a mouth. Press firmly onto the paper plate.
  6. Staple the yarn on each side of the mask, so it can be tied to fit around the child's head.
  7. Glue the pom poms around the edges of the plate.