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Let's make a monster!

Target English: numbers & body parts
Target grade: All ages
You can find this lesson in the Teacher's Set
And in the new curriculum Level.

Let's make a monster!

Let's make a monster!
Let's make a monster!

2 necks
3 heads
4 mouths
5 legs

Let's make a monster!
Let's make a monster!

6 toes
7 arms
8 fingers
9 noses!

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Once you've done body parts (with Doctor, Doctor, Skeleton Soup, Heads and Shoulders, Make a face etc.) and the numbers you can try this song where the kids draw the monster they hear in the song!

Monster Game

Then they can make their own!

1. Each child has a blank piece of paper and lots of colouring pens.
2. You then describe a monster that the kids have to draw. For example you say "This Monster has 3 RED HEADS" then perhaps "This Monster has 5 PURPLE EYES".

It also helps calm the kids down.

For example......

1. This Monster has 2 blue heads

2. This Monster has 1 red head.

3. This Monster has 8 purple eyes.

4. This Monster has 3 green mouths

5. This Monster has yellow hair

6. This Monster has 4 red arms.

This kids come up with some pretty funky designs!!

Readers' Comments
by MC
To make this class more advanced try introducing shapes (triangle, square etc.) and getting students to draw their monsters using these shapes. How about a square head? Or star mouth?

Readers' Comments
by Muriah Summer

I played a variation of this game with 2nd graders that worked really well. Instead of me calling out what they should draw, I made three piles of cards- numbers, colors, and body parts- and had a volunteer student come up to the front to draw cards and tell the class what they should draw. I found that the students really wanted to volunteer to be the speaker, so much that I had them play rock, paper, scissors for it. And the students who didn't feel comfortable speaking still had a good time with the drawing part of the game. I'd recommend it for 2nd grade and above- my 1st graders wouldn't be up to it, I don't think.

Readers' Comments

I run a French club for Early Years children at a primary school in England. We have 25 children between the ages of 4.5 years and 6 years. This was a huge success - the children loved drawing their monsters. We used numbered dice to determine the many body parts & colour dice to choose the colour. We're looking forward to trying out some of the other games!
Thanks for all the great ideas!


Readers' Comments

I teach at a primary school in Beijing, and my 2nd and 3rd graders love this game! I split them into 5 teams and each team had a space on the board. The first student on each team drew the monster's head, the next student drew his body, the next drew his arms, etc etc. Then we voted on which team's monster was the best.

Readers' Comments

his can also work as a "mystery monster" activity. Fold A4 paper into 3 sections so that there is a seperate, hidden section for the head, body/arms and legs.

Have each student start by following your description of the head - "The monster has 3 big, green eyes" etc. Then get the students to fold over their drawings and pass the paper to a friend. Next repeat with the body and then the legs.

My students always get giggles from the way their monster turns out and it is a good way to encourage team work.

You will have to mark, on the fold lines, where each section should begin/end, and the younger ones will need help folding the paper.


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