I’m doing this project with students grades k-2.  Checkedd out the book “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak and read it to them. We examine the pictures and look at the monsters and their different characteristics, like fur, scales, horns, claws and after we are done reading the book, I lead them in drawing the body shape of the monster (where do we put arms/legs/eyes/nose?) and then they color their monster any way they want.  Afterwards, if there is time, they have to fill in the entire background and explain where their monster lives.

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