December 2, 2022

Storytime Theme - Monsters

    Looking to plan a story time session with the theme monsters? Look no further! This is an exhaustive resource of all monster themed books, songs, rhymes and flannel boards for a fun monster themed story time at your library or school!

Storytime Theme: Monsters 


Big Scary Monster by Thomas Dorcherty 

Even Monsters by AJ Smith 

Go Away Big Green Monster by Ed Emberly 

Go To Bed Monster! By Natasha Wing 

Goodnight Goon by Michael Rex 

How To Potty Train Your Monster by Kelly DiPucchio 

If You’re A Monster And You Know It by Rebecca Emberly 

Leonardo The Terrible Monster by Mo Willems 

Love Monster by Rachel Bright 

Monster & Son by David Larochelle 

Monster Needs One More by Natalie Marshall 

Monster Returns by Peter McCarty 

Monster Trouble by Lane Fredrickson 

Monsters Don’t Eat Broccoli by Barbara Hicks 

Romping Monster, Stomping Monster by Jane Yolen 

Ten Little Beasties by Rebecca Emberley 

The Monster At The End Of This Book by Jon Stone 

Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak 



If You’re A Monster And You Know It 

If you’re a monster and you know it, clap your paws. 

(Stomp the floor, snap your jaws, give a roar) 


The Monsters Stomp Around The House (Tune: The Ants Go Marching) 

The monsters stomp around the house, hurrah, hurrah  

The monsters stomp around the house, hurrah, hurrah 

The monsters stomp around the house 

The children run away in fear 

And the monsters roar and cheer 

Happy Halloween! Happy Halloween! 


Horns And Fangs (Tune: Head and Shoulders) 

Horns and fangs, knees and claws 

Kneees and claws, knees and claws 

Horn and fangs, knees and claws 

Eyes, ears, Tail and paws. 


Ten Little Monsters (Tune: 10 Little Indians) 

One little, two little, three little monsters 

Four little, five little, six little monsters, 

Seven little, eight little, nine little monsters 

Ten little monsters roaring at me! 


Monster Hunt 

We’re going on a monster hunt. 

We’re going to find a big one! 

We’re not scared, but- 

What if he’s under the bed? 

Better go over it (squoosh, squoosh, squoosh) 

What if he’s in the closet?  

Better close it, Slam (clap) 

What if he’s behind the curtains? (peek) 

Better open them, swish! (fly hands apart) 

Shhh! What’s that??? A monster! 

(go backwards thru song and jump back into bed) 


Monster Pokey (Tune: Hokey Pokey) 

You put your claws in, you take your claws out  

You put your claws in and you shake them all about!  

You do the monster pokey and you turn yourself about!  

That’s what it’s all about! (horns, tail, big feet, and hairy self) 


5 Little Monsters Jumping on the Bed 

Five little monsters jumping on the bed 

One fell off and bumped his head 

Mommy called the doctor and the doctor said, 

“No more monsters jumping on the bed!” 

(Repeat: 4, 3, 2, 1) 

No little monsters jumping on the bed 

None fell off and bumped their heads 

Mommy called the doctor and the doctor said, 

“No more monsters jumping on the bed!” 


Monster Monster 

Monster, monster, turn around  

Monster, monster, touch the ground  

Monster, monster, reach up high  

Monster, monster, touch the sky  

Monster, monster, find your nose  

Monster, monster, find your toes  

Monster, monster, find your knees  

Monster, monster, sit down please 


Five Little Monsters 

5 Little monsters by the light of the moon  

Stirring the pudding with a long, wooden spoon.  

The 1st one said, “It musn’t be runny.”  

The 2nd one said, “That would make it taste funny.”  

The 3rd one said, “ It musn’t be lumpy.”  

The 4th one said, “ That would make me grumpy.”  

The 5th one smiled and hummed a little tune,  

And licked all the drippings from the long, wooden spoon. 


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