Kids love monsters – especially when the child is in control. “You be the monster,” my 4 year old says to me, then runs screaming and laughing across the playground.
Last year, ArtStarts October art class featured monsters – lots of them! We read Go Away Big Green Monster, by Ed Emberley. With this story, a great way to really get kids involved, is to have them stomp their feet and shout “Go Away,” when the story tells the Green Monster to go away.
Then we listened If You’re a Monster and You Know It. Kids got a kick out of stomping and growling like monsters. Art making consisted of painting paper plate masks and decorating them with colorful collage materials like tissue paper, felt, and feathers. Check out some pictures from the My Little Monster art class.