Monster Storytime

WHOA an entire month since I posted last– that is the longest and I am very sorry but there have been some big changes in the life of Miss Meg (and another big move)

After 7 months of doing mostly just toddler storytime’s I am in a NEW position where I will be doing everyone from babies to pre-schoolers!

Here is my Monstery Storytime for PreSchoolers… For more monster ideas check out my toddler monster post from 2013 here!

Monster Books

Glad Monster Sad Monster
Glad Monster, Sad Monster by Ed Emberley & Anne Miranda
Monster Hug
Monster Hug by David Ezra Stein
Love Monster
Love Monster by Rachel Bright
Go Away Big Green Monster
Go Away, Big Green Monster by Ed Emberley

Of course I had to have some Ed Emberley in there– he’s a staple for a monster storytime!

Monster Songs & Rhymes
most of these I got from my past monster storytime post

“Monsters Galore”
Monsters galore, can you roar? (Roar.)
Monsters galore, can you soar? (Flying motions.)
Monsters galore, please shut the door. (Clap.)
Monsters galore, fall on the floor! (Sit/fall down.)

“If I were a Monster”
If I were a happy monster, I’d go ha! ha! ha! [Laugh.]
If I were a sad monster, I’d go boo, hoo, hoo.[Rub eyes.]
If I were a mad monster, I’d go stomp, stomp, stomp! [Stomp feet.]
If I were a scared monster, I’d go AAHH! AAHH! AAHH! [Scream.]
But I’m just me, you see, so I’ll just read, read, read!
[Put hands together like book.]

“Monster Hunt”
source: Perry Public Library

We’re going on a monster hunt.
We’re going to find a big one!
We’re not scared, but –
What if he’s under the bed? (Pretend to peek under bed)
Better go over it, squoosh, squoosh, squoosh. (walk palms on legs)
What if he’s in the closet? (Pretend to open door)
Better close it, SLAM!. (Clap hands loudly)
What if he’s behind the curtains? (peek through hands)
Better open them, SWISH! (fly hands apart)
What if he’s in the hallway? (shade eyes)
Better tiptoe down it, (tiptoe)
What if he’s in the garage? (shade eyes)
Better stomp thru it, (stomp feet)
Shhh! (put finger to lips)
What’s That????
Aahh! It’s a monster! (Scream loudly & wave hands)
Stomp thru the garage, (stomp feet)
Tiptoe thru the hallway, (tiptoe)
Close the curtains, (fly hands together)
Open the closet, (Pretend to open door)
Turn on the lights (snap fingers)
And jump into bed, (jump)
Phew! (brush brow)
We’re not going on a monster hunt again! (shake head ‘no’)

“If You’re a Monster…”
source: Perry Public Library
(Sing to “If you’re happy..”)
If you’re a monster and you know it, wave your arms
If you’re a monster and you know it, wave your arms
If you’re a monster and you know it,
then your arms will surely show it.
If you’re a monster and you know it, wave your arms

Other verses:
show your claws, gnash your teeth, stomp your feet


Since I literally started my new job a day before I had to plan for 2 storytime’s I wasn’t able to plan a craft or make a felt story!

1 thought on “Monster Storytime

  1. Thanks so much for this! I work at Barnes and Noble and this is so helpful for today’s storytime!

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