Here are a bunch of great Go Away Big Green Monster activities for your child based on the book by Ed Emberley, a favorite among children’s books.
B is going through a phase of nighttime fears and issues with scary monsters, so I’m hoping that by reading the story and participating in some of these activities, that he will be able to tell those “scary things” to go away and his fear of monsters will follow!
The book describes the face of the monster as having sharp white teeth, long nose, and a red mouth. This is a one of the favorite books of my young students too.
Here are a few that I’m excited to try:
Go Away Big Green Monster Playdough Activity from Walking by the Way. Change the monster’s facial features and body parts in a variety of ways with different art supplies.
Visual Discrimination Activity from Making Learning Fun – Change the monster pieces to match the monster page. Make these pieces using craft foam and try this activity in the bath tub. The craft foam pieces will stick to the wall of the tub and to each other so you can change the monster face.
Green Monster Sensory Tub from Mommy and Me Book Club
Sequence Cards from Making Learning Fun can be included in a literacy center after reading this fun book.
M is for Monster from Izzie, Mac and Me – Make Your Own Monster
Math Game from Making Learning Fun – Roll and Color Your Own Monster