How exciting to be celebrating the birthday of Maurice Sendak, illustrator and writer of children’s books. He became well-known for his book and now movie Where the Wild Things Are.
Since 1963 when it was first published, Where the Wild Things Are is still a popular book depicting Max a boy who wasn’t happy about being sent to bed without any supper. I’ve taught this book while teaching ESL overseas, even made this into a play. The children loved the characters and the imagination of Max. So today, let’s make our own monsters!
- Where the Wild Things Are book
- cut up colour paper in a variety of shapes and sizes
- googly eyes
- pom poms
- masking tape
- add more things if wish: glitter, stickers, different types of paper, string, the list is endless
After reading the book, roaring and rolling our terrible eyes. I set up the table as an invitation to create. There is no one way to create a monster, that’s what is fun. Use your imagination just like Max!