M is for Monsters: Storytime Plan

Opening Song: "If You're Happy and You Know It" [standing up] with whispered added verse "If it's storytime and you know it, say Shhhh..."

Book: Leonardo, the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems

Action Rhyme: "Five Little Monsters Jumping on the Bed" 


Action Song with Magnet Board: "It's Almost Time for Lunch"
[tune: B-I-N-G-O]

It's almost time for lunch, but there's a monster on my sandwich!
Monster, you get off!
Monster, you get off!
Monster, you get off! 
Get off of my sandwich!

...broccoli...apple...ice cream

Song: "We Are Monsters" by The Learning Groove

Action Rhyme with Magnet Board: "Five Hairy Monsters"
[tune: "5 Little Ducks"--adapted from version at Mel's Desk]

Two hairy monsters went out to play
near a haunted house one day.
They had such fantastic fun,
they called for another hairy monster to come.

[Raise hands to cup mouth, and call all together] "Oh, Hairy Monsterrrr!"
[Slap hands on thighs to make sound of monster running to join]

[Count down...ending]
They had such fantastic fun, they played and played 'til the day was done.

Book with Puppet: Go Away, Big Green Monster! by Ed Emberley

Book: Bedtime for Monsters by Ed Vere

Closing Song: Laurie Berkner's "These Are My Glasses" a cappella. "Today, everything we find in our book will begin with M." Possibles before opening to children...Motorcycle! [VROOM!] Monkey [ee ee, ahh ahh, ee ee ahh ahh]

Dancing with scarves: "Ghostbusters" by Ray Parker, Jr.

Alternates to swap in: 

Book: Eat Pete by Michael Rex

Action Song: "If You Ever See A Monster"

(Tune: "Did You Ever See a Lassie?")
If you ever see a monster,
a monster, a monster--
if you ever see a monster,
then here's what to do!
Make this face......
and this face.....
and this face.....
and this face.....
and if you ever see a monster,
be sure to shout BOO!