Lesson Plan #:AELP-ARA0010
Submitted by: Amy M. McGuire
Endorsed by: Don Descy, Mankato State University Date: October 29, 1996
Grade Level(s): 5
- Arts/Visual Arts
- Arts/Process Skills
Description: Monster Art is lesson that is based on the book titled Where The Wild Things Are , by Maurice Sendak. The children can create monsters using chalk and black construction paper, but they do not have to draw the blood and guts! This lesson could be used around Halloween or any time.
The students will know how to use chalk to draw a monster while using their imagination.
Background Information: Remind the students that Halloween is coming up and we would like to decorate our hallway with monsters. For the art lesson we will be watching a video about monsters. Ask the students if they have read the book Where the wild Things Are , written and illustrated by Maurice Sendak. Tell them we are going to watch the video so we will have some idea how to draw our monsters.
Concepts covered in lesson:
The objective of this art lesson is to have the students create a monster to decorate the hallway for Halloween. Maurice Sendak created monsters that–roared their terrible roars, gnashed their terrible teeth, and showed their terrible claws. However, they all had smiles on their faces. This book is an excellent way to show children they can make monsters and they do not have to show blood and gore.
- Book: Where the Wild Things Are .By Maurice Sendak
- Video: Where the Wild Things Are . Based on the book by Maurice Sendak. Produced by Weston Woods in 1973. Time–8 min. and 12 sec.
- Colored chalk
- Media Mixer
- Black Construction Paper
- Hair spray
Assessment: The students will display the monsters in the hall for other students to see. A creative title can be added and written in a wavy line so it is Wild.
Ex: Wild Things I Think I Love You!
When they are hanging up, I will assess the students’ work to see if they have designed a friendly monster, and make sure they have all used the supplies provided for them.