Materials: You will need to gather large brown paper bags, construction paper, glue, child safety scissors, markers, elastic string, and a hole puncher.
Instructions: You will need to cut two large brown triangles. You will also need to cut two medium pink triangles and glue them inside the larger ones to make the ears. Use the hole puncher to punch a hole in each corner and thread elastic string through and tie them for the ears.
Cut eight small white triangles. Cut a trapezoid shape from brown construction paper and glue it closed like a funnel. Cut a pink circle large enough to close up the nose at the tip. Glue four white triangles on each side for teeth and glue the pink circle for the nose. Use a marker to make the whiskers and punch two holes on the opposite end. Tie a knot on one side of the hole and measure it around the child's head then knot the other side to close.
Cut the folding part off of the brown paper bag and fold the bag several times. Cut the folded bag into long strips without going all the way up. Use the hole puncher to create a hole and thread elastic string through it after measuring around the child's waist for comfort.
Crown Fit for a King
You will need yellow construction paper, children scissors, and glue. You will need to cut zig-zag lines in the middle of the construction paper and cut out the crown. Glue it closed and let dry. Each child will have a crown so they can be the king of all things wild.
After you have read the book to the children, give them the materials needed so that they can paint a picture of Max and the monsters.
I hope your class will enjoy the story and these preschool art ideas for the book Where the Wild Things Are.