The children met a monster puppet I had made for them for the first time. This puppet didn’t speak any English, but it seemed to be able to understand some of what the children asked it and tried to communicate with them….
We returned to composite monsters from last week. Read out about each one, and collected new things about them, about their “stories”, are they goodies or baddies, what do they like to eat, to do, etc. Each child took a “post it” (or a few!) and wrote something about the monster they contributed to and then put it on the drawing.
Then I set them the challenge of making themselves into monsters. In groups of three or four we invited them to create a group monster shadow on a sheet using an overhead projector as a light source. They first stood in a line “show us your beautiful selves”. Then the watching children were invited to close their eyes while the group re-arranged themselves. When they were ready they invited us to open our eyes and see their new monstrous shape or shapes. Some of the monsters made sounds and simple movements and each was photographed.