Special Instructions: The children each wore a costume and brought a dollar to help pay for the pumpkins.
Gathering Activity: We decorated paper plate monster masks together to use for our Wild Rumpus at the end of class.
Circle Time: We read Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. We roared along with the Wild Things in the story. When we sang our opening song, "Here We Are Together," we sang it twice. Once for our real names, and once for the names of the characters we came dressed as to Mommy and Me. We sang monster songs and did monster finger plays.
Snack: Monster Face Pizzas
Ingredients: English Muffins, pizza sauce, cheese, pepperonis, pepper slices, olives.
Directions: Allow the children to assemble their own pizzas and bake until cheese is melted.
Art Activities: Pumpkin Monsters
Materials Needed: Pie Pumpkins, foam stickers, glitter glue, feathers
Directions: Allow the children to use the supplied materials to decorate their pumpkins however they wish.
Playtime Activity: Wild Rumpus
We held our masks in one hand and our instruments in another and ran through the house making lots of noise dancing, jumping, stomping, and crawling like wild things. Then when a child pretending to be Max yelled "STOP", all the children stopped and then another child had a turn to be Max.