How to use Monsters as inspiration to get kids writing




This week I worked with a group of Year Three’s at Hillcrest School. We had lots of fun playing monster-themed games to get the children thinking about new and interesting ways to describe monsters. Using Ogden Nash’s poem The Wendigo as inspiration, the children then created their own monsters and wrote poems about them.

The destroyer, the destroyer!

He smells like onions which have not been stored,

He has dog paws that scratch,

He has lion eyes that are soso wide and dinosaur teeth as long as its feet!

By Iggy


Black eyed monster, black eyed monster!

Its eyes shoot out lazer beams,

Its legs are crooked,

Its arms are smelly and it gives me awfully terrible dreams!

By Joshua