Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Monster Munchies

"If you're a monster and you know it, snort and growl
If you're a monster and you know it, snort and growl
If you're a monster and you know it,
and you really want to show it,
If you're a monster and you know it - snort and growl!"

(From the children's book If You're A Monster And You Know It, by Rebecca Emberley & Ed Emberley)

My son's favourite part of our Halloween preparations and celebrations so far has been reading the book above. We read it in the morning before getting dressed, in the afternoon after lunch and in the evening before bed... three times a day - every day - he pretends to be a monster - a big, very loud monster - a monster with large, scary eyes, big sharp teeth and a  l o n g , spiky tail; a monster who snorts and growls, smacks his claws, stomps his paws, twitches his tail, wiggles his warts and ROARS!

So today, for a special treat, we decided to make some scary monster and ghost sandwiches for lunch...

These sandwiches are so easy and a lot of fun to make! We used bread and rice cakes as a base, with ricotta, carrot, kiwi fruit, cucumber and dried blueberries to make the features - but it doesn't matter what you use - it's fun just to create something. 

And once lunch is finished, there's plenty of time for another story... Where The Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak, is a tale about a boy called Max who imagines some very scary looking monsters are living in the forest growing in his room...

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