A couple of weeks ago I had a dance party and made cute little paper monsters on sticks for kids to use and take home. This song and prop was the highlight of the program. This week I made flannel versions of some monsters that I can keep and reuse in my story times.
Just to be fun, I came up with 4 different monsters. I pulled out all of my felt scraps and started cutting out monster parts. The fun part about this is that no monster has to look the same. You can change around the mouths, the eyes, the colors and more. If you wanted, you could use googly eyes. I liked the effect better of rolling the eyeballs around. To make my monsters sturdier, I made a front and a back and glued the popsicle stick in between.
When I play the song, we all start off by stomping around the room with our puppets. Since they use a silly monster voice, I add in some silly monster stomping. Then the singers get really quiet and we sneak around the room. It is fun to get up on your tippy toes and try to sneak around. Our monsters then run (I try to get them to go back to stomping) and fly (we will put out our arms and fly like airplanes).
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