I won't be sharing the text with this book, but the drawing instructions couldn't be easier. I mostly followed the order of the book except one thing that has always bothered me about this book is that the eyes come before the face which makes absolutely no sense, right? RIGHT?
1) Face. I've used a green background for my face. I drew this on the computer instead of lugging out a white board from storage, but you could get away with just drawing a circle with a green marker. Don't color it in, just draw the outline.
2) Eyes. With a yellow marker, draw two circles. Fill them in. You can put a another black circle in the middle for the pupil, as I have. Or not. I do think it adds something of a realistic effect.
3) Nose. Draw a long oval shape vertically with a green marker. Fill it in.
4) Mouth. Draw a long oval horizontally with a red marker. Fill it in. Erase a few triangles for teeth.
5) Ears. Draw 2 squiggles on the far sides of the eyes with a black marker.
6) Hair. Draw some squiggles with a purple marker for hair.
Then, as it's time to GO AWAY for the big green monster and you can take an eraser to your
Erase in the opposite order:
With a story like this one that many children already know and love, I like to repeat at each storytime during a 6-week session. It's a fast one, but there are lots of ways to tell it. It adds an element of continuity to a session to repeat stories, but it also shows parents & caregivers that storytime is about bringing the stories to life. So, for example, you could structure your sesion like this: