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Storytime: Monsters


“Tickle Monster” by Edouard Manceau
“If You’re a Monster  and You Know It” by Rebecca & Ed Emberley

Ten Little Monsters
1 little, 2 little, 3 little mosnters
4 little, 5 little, 6 little monsters
7 little, 8 little, 9 little monsters
10 little monsters roaring at me

“Go Away, Big Green Monster” by Ed Emberley Puppet

This is such a fun puppet, I planned a monster storytime just so I could use it. This puppet was purchased at Lakeshore Learning.

If I Were a Monster
If I were a happy monster, I’d go ha ha ha
If I were a sad monster, I’d go boo hoo hoo
If I were a mad monster, I’d go stomp stomp stomp
If I were a scared monster, I’d go ahh ahh ahh
But I’m just me, you see, so I’ll just read read read

Monster, Monster
Monster, monster turn around
Monster, monster touch the ground
Monster, monster reach up high
Monster, monster squint your eyes
Monster, monster show your teeth
Monster, monster stomp your feet
Monster, monster slap your knees
Monster, monster sit down please

Monster Brown Bag Puppet

Today we painted with LEGO® DUPLO® bricks! It was really neat to see the patterns the bricks can make by using the different sides. While this was a lot of fun it was messier than I anticipated. I had one toddler end up getting paint all over his dad’s shorts! I wish I gave them a notice last week that we would be painting this week. Also, make sure to instruct children and adults to put glue on the monster parts and not on the bag. No one wants painted glue sticks! The monster parts are from Somewhat Simple.

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Make & Take Craft: Monster Masks

Every month the Children’s Room is hosting a “Make & Take Craft” on a Saturday afternoon. This is a drop-in program that is held for 2 hours. To celebrate October children made monster masks! This craft was extremely easy to set up and children had an absolute blast.

I will warn you – this is a messy craft! Since children have free rein there will be craft supplies all over the place.


What You Need:

  • paper plates img_9845
  • craft sticks
  • pom-poms
  • yarn
  • cut-out shapes
  • markers
  • glue sticks
  • ribbon
  • scissors
  • paint (optional)
  • other random items you have laying around

The best thing about this craft is that most of the items you will have laying around the library.


  1. Glue craft sticks to paper plates
  2. Paint paper plates – this step is completely optional, we wanted to paint them different colors because it is often difficult for children to color of paper plates when they are glued to craft sticks (plus it makes the masks more fun!)
  3. Cut out random shapes out of colored construction paper
  4. Cut eye holes out of each plate
    1. Make a template for the holes
    2. Trace the template onto the back of each plate (non-painted side)
    3. Poke a hole in the middle of the circle (I use a pen)
    4. Cut out the eye holes
  5. Find random craft supplies
  6. Put them out and let the mayhem begin!

Final Product:



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Storytime: Letter M

Mouse’s First Snow by Lauren Thompson

Go Away, Big Green Monster! by Ed Emberley

Monkey and Me by Emily Gravett








ABC Magnets

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I like to start and end the Alphabet program by singing our ABCs. To start I put out all of the letter magnets and have the children tell me what letter is missing, that becomes our letter of the day. After we go through the letter and some words that start with it I invite each child up to take two letters off the board and put it into my bag. At first all the children like to swarm up and will grab as many letters as they possibly can, but after a few weeks they begin to understand that they must wait until they hear their name called. To help them stick with two letters only I count out loud (this program maxes out at 12 children so I know I will have enough letters). The children get very excited when it is their turn, plus this helps them learn patience and how to take turns!

Hickory Dickory Dock

Hickory, dickory dock

The mouse ran up the clock (race fingers up arm)

The clock struck one (clap once)

The mouse ran down (race fingers down arm)

Hickory dickory dock

Hickory, dickory dock

The mouse ran up the clock (race fingers up arm)

The clock struck two (clap twice)

The mouse said “BOO!”

Hickory dickory dock

Hickory, dickory dock

The mouse ran up the clock (race fingers up arm)

The clock struct three (clap three times)

The mouse said, “Whee!” (raise arms up)

Hickory dickory dock

Hickory, dickory dock

The mouse ran up the clock (race fingers up arm)

The clock struck four (clap four times)

The mouse said, “No more!” (shake finger)

Hickory dickory dock

Zoom Zoom Zoom

Zoom, zoom, zoom

We’re going to the moon

Zoom, zoom, zoom

We’re going to the moon

If you want to take a trip,

Climb aboard my rocket ship

Zoom, zoom, zoom

We’re going to the moon

In 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…


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Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed


Five little monkeys jumping on the bed (bounce five fingers)

One fell off and bumped his head (tap head)

Mama called the doctor (pretend phone to ear)

And the doctor said, “No more monkeys jumping on the bed” (shake finger)

(count down)

Marching Around the Alphabet by Hap Palmer

This song has become a story time favorite! Every week the children line up on the outside of the alphabet rug and start to march with their adult. When the whistle blows the children stop, bend down and point out which letter they are standing on. I like to participate as well and sometimes I will ask a child what letter they stopped on and the color of the square.


The children all grab on and we make some waves (fast, slow, big, small) then I ask the parents to hold on to the parachute. The adults lower the parachute and then pop it into the air, the children then go under (lots of happy squeals) and we gently shake the parachute over their heads. We do this 3 or 4 times, there is always one child that doesn’t want to come out but the parents are pretty good about it. Next I have the children hold on again and place foam letters on the parachute. We shake the parachute and watch the letters fly (again lots of happy squeals)!



I always tell the parents to please do not do the craft for their child, feel free to help them use the glue stick but if they want to put an eye where the foot should be well then that’s just artistic license!

M is for Mouse!


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