Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak is a fun book for young preschool students. The artwork is very colorful in this book.
Young students love reading this book and using their imaginations of sailing off in a boat to a forest and meeting wild things or wild beasts.
A great follow-up art project for this book is to make wild things masks. The students can use paper plates to creatively create their own wild thing masks, complete with big eyes and different colored yarn hair. Attach a popsicle stick to the bottom side of the plate for a handle to hold the mask.
This book makes a great play for preschool students as well. Students can create their own props for the forest, the bedroom, and the boat. Then they can choose parts of the story in which they will act it out. A teacher can be the narrator and read the story while the students act it out and do the actions and events as the story unfolds.
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