Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Monsters Under My Bed



At 4, many of our little preschoolers are a little wary of Halloween. I found this cute little fingerplay in a Mailbox magazine years ago and made these little monsters out of pom poms to go on my storytelling mitt/glove. Before I do this, we have a discussion about how monsters are not really "real". I tell them the monsters in this story are imaginary, and actually, it's a silly story about how the child doesn't want to go to bed, so he tries to tell his mom that there are monsters under the bed. My "talk" usually always works, and often the kids tell me they are not afraid of monsters anymore!

5 Little Monsters
5 Little Monsters under my bed,
1 crawled out from under my spread
I screamed for Mama, and Mama said,
"Get those monsters out from under your bed!"

4 Little Monsters under my bed,
1 crawled out from under my spread
I screamed for Mama, and Mama said,
"Get those monsters out from under your bed!"

3 Little Monsters under my bed,
1 crawled out from under my spread
I screamed for Mama, and Mama said,
"Get those monsters out from under your bed!"

2 Little Monsters under my bed,
1 crawled out from under my spread
I screamed for Mama, and Mama said,
"Get those monsters out from under your bed!"

1 Little Monster under my bed,
He crawled out from under my spread
I screamed for Mama, and Mama said,
"Get those monsters out from under your bed!"

No Little Monsters under my bed,
None crawled out from under my spread
I screamed for Mama, and Mama said,
"Go to SLEEP!"


These are our three favorite monster books:



Be sure to stop by the "FREE Monster Linkie Party" hosted by Debbie Clement over at Rainbows Within Reach!





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