Go Away, Big Green Monster has been one of our favorite books to read lately! This is a wonderful book for young children because it is repetitive and has a predictable pattern (as is Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?). After hearing it 2-3 times, young children can then “read” it to themselves, (which, of course, they aren’t actually reading but applying the repetitive pattern) making them feel successful!
I thought it would be fun to create a way for the boys to “build” the monster while reading (or even reenact the book later). So I dug out some old felt and got to cutting!
I used the book as a guide and drew the outline on the felt.
I didn’t have any purple felt, so I just used a marker to color purple on the gray. I wouldn’t recommend this, though, as it tends to get on your hands even after you think it is “dry”.
All the pieces ready to be assembled…
Store in a gallon-size baggie and take along to church, doctor’s offices, etc…with or without the book!
This was super easy! And I know the boy’s are going to love it!