"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." Albert Einstein

04 December 2015

Storytime: Monsters and the Dark

Since I allowed Dinovember to take over my blog, this is a long overdue post. My final storytime in October featured monster stories and stories about the dark. I wanted the stories to be scary-ish without focusing on Halloween.  Here's the lineup:

Opening Rhyme: Open them, shut them

Book: The Dark by Lemony Snicket

Song: "If You're Happy and You Know It"

Book: The Monster at the End of This Book by Jon Stone

Rhyme: Monsters Galore
Monsters galore, can you roar?
Monsters galore, can you soar?
Monsters galore, please shut the door.
Monsters galore, fall on the floor.

Book: Who's There? by Carole Schaefer

Rhyme: On A Dark, Dark Night
On a dark, dark night
In a dark, dark wood
In a dark, dark house
In a dark, dark room
In a dark, dark cupboard
On a dark, dark shelf,
In a dark, dark box
There was a MONSTER!

Book: Bedtime for Monsters by Ed Vere

Rhyme: Big Yellow Moon
Big yellow moon shines so bright,
Glides across the starry night,
Looks down at me asleep in bed,
Whispers, "Good night, sleepyhead."
Big yellow moon, your turn is done.
Here comes Mr. Morning Sun.
I wake up. You go to bed.
"Sleep well, Moon, you sleepyhead."

Song: "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes"

Book: Blackout by John Rocco

Goodbye Rhyme

For our craft, we used old plastic water bottles and decorated them like bugs by adding eyes, antennae, etc. Then I gave each child a glow stick to put in their bug so they could use it as a nightlight to chase away the dark.

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