Sunday, October 23, 2011

Go Away Big, Green Monster Activity and Freebie

Somewhere online (if anyone knows where, please do tell), my best kinder neighbor, Mrs. S, found this super fun activity for Ed Emberly's story Go Away Big, Green Monster.  The students just love the "magical" way that the monster goes away part by part as we read the story.  They try and try, but never seem to grasp how it really happens.

Prior to doing this activity you will need to go to KizClub (a great teacher resource for retelling stories) and get the following printable:

On the day before you are going to read the book, you need to have students make a green splot on a large piece of construction paper:
  • Pass out folded black paper and have students write their name on the fold in the middle of the paper.
  • Put a blob of paint in the middle of a the black paper.
  • Students refold the paper and rub to create a greeen monster face that will need to dry for the next day.
  • Teacher needs to cut around the monster face before the next step making a circular type shape.
Day Two:
  • The students will color, cut and glue the monster pieces on their monster face.
  • Students will write their name on the following template:
Finally, you will have some scary big, green monsters to display.  They all looked fantastic!

Also, if you don't have your plans completed for the week, you may want to consider taking a look at my Costume Party Halloween Kit at my TpT Store.  It includes a book innovation on Brown Bear, daily math problems for the whole week, a pokey pin monkey ghost and much more!  I have offerred to give away to anyone who purchases the kit the awesome flipchart for Promethean and Smart Boards that  my co-worker created to go along with it (check out this post for more info).  It is really fun, but includes plenty of learning as well!
Come check out my latest listing that I created for my classroom!

Anyone who purchases my Costume Party can get this companion flipchart (compatible for Promethean Boards and any other board that can read PB files) FREE by emailing me their TpT name and date of purchase.  This is also for people who have already purchased this kit previouly and are interested in having the flipchart as well!  Email me at .


  1. Hi there,
    I am your newest follower and love this post. I teach third grade, but love this monster activity. Thank you. I have many Promethean flipchart tutorials on my blog as well as many freebies. Stop by to check it out!


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