Monster Project 2023  
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Global Monster Project
Meet new educator colleagues around the world while
collaborating, sharing digital media, and using geographic resources.

Fight the COVID-19 Virus and Meet the SDG Goals

Our Monster uses STEM to meet the SDGs.
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

Join the Project and Collaborate on a Monster!
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Many Educators have been in our ongoing project Community 
 for over 10 years. New-comers are always Welcome!

Try the National Geographic Interactive MapMaker as your students 
learn where other Monster makers are located around the world.

   This project is promoted by National Geographic Education Global Collaborative Projects

     The Big chart below will fill as schools choose their parts to design and describe.


Greetings Global Classrooms!
Hello from your project leader at Monster Central, Terry Smith. Here we go again. Just when we thought we had Covid-19 beat, it comes back with new Variants. I'm hoping many schools will still take advantage of the Monster Project again this year! I'm an online instructor and Mentor/Group leader with the National Geographic Educator Certification Program, also Kidlink Project Leader, and a past teacher educator. Besides fun with monsters my background includes university teaching at Radford University, Western Illinois University, Antioch University, and the University of St. Francis. Before the college kids,  I was an elementary teacher for 14 years, concentrating on project-based learning, citizen science, technology, and global awareness. I even took my 4th graders to Taiwan, twice!  

What is this Project?  
Primary classes from the USA and around the world collaborate in this K-6 project. After requesting a Monster part (one part per school) from the list below, each school submits a 12-20 word description. When all descriptions are completed on the chart below, each class builds its own MONSTER using everyone's descriptions. Collaboration across grade levels: we often have cross-grade buddy teams, for example, K and 4 working together.

Students discover that
designing and building a monster together is a challenging task. It is a major lesson in working together and learning to compromise in a group decision process. For example, the student responsible for the head has to plan with the students making the eyes, nose, neck, mouth, ears and hair. Students have deliberate practice in collaboration while constructing their class MONSTER. The result is satisfying proof that a community of global kids can accomplish anything!!  Additionally, students are asked to state how their monster would use STEM and the Sustainable Development Goals to make the world a better place.

Standards? We address many academic areas - please see the Learning & Technology link for examples. It's easy to see how this project is firmly rooted in collaborative worldwide learning.

How Do I Sign Up My Class? (Sign up early to make sure you get a part!)
Your Class has joined and reserved a place in the project when the teacher (1) Requests a Monster part AND (2) Sends the class photo and school/class information. This needs to be done when you join the project in order to get you on the Participants Page and to secure your Monster part. Email to join -
See the Step by Step Timeline of Directions.


             "I am beautiful!"

Sample Description

HEAD: circular, black, red dots,  blue triangles, 
diameter 18 inches

Please use 12-20 expressive, creepy, cool, adjectives. Be sure to give size, shape, and color!
Cm or Inches?




Kids at Work

See More Example Descriptions from a Past Project]

TIP: To build the Monster, copy & print the parts list, cut out each part, and 
assign to a student or group of students to construct. 

  Use 12-20 words in your Description
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1. Head - Mr. Ferguson's fourth-grade students from Lafayette Regional School in Franconia, New Hampshire. A holey wedge of bright yellow cheese with worms/maggots crawling through it and covered with green moldy spots. The cheese is dripping/melting, and it is wearing a cowboy hat. 

2. Eyes - Ms. Maggie Day/Mr. Lambert Grade 3/4. North River Elementary School Chignecto-Central Regional Centre for Education. North River, Nova Scotia Canada: oval with a red pupil. They both have black, bloodshot scleras (white part of the eye), and purple, orange and grey swirly intertwined eyelashes AND the eyes must light up electrified in red!

3. Ears & Earrings -Suzanne Roach. 3, 4, 5th grades. Il Ciliegio Cherry Tree School in  Orcenico Superiore, PN Italy. (1). Size: In proportion to head, one part wide by three parts long. (2). Shape: Shaped like a piece of pizza/goblin's ear. (3). Colors: beige, red, orange, black, gray, white, green. Black and red veins, worms on the edge (crust part). Inside is a dark green background with pumpkins, skeletons and vampires. Earrings are skeletons, pumpkins, vampires & ghosts dangling off by worms!

4. Mouth & Lips - Mrs. Lakhanpal's grade 3 from Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Mouth: Purple Polka dots, tilted, Green and Red ooze coming out, 15 inches wide, 16 cm high. Lips: 2 Sets of lips -spooky eyes on lips, silver, red polka dots, purple spikes, yellow mushrooms, blue/red stripes.

5. Eyebrows - Mrs. Peacock & Mrs. Rodriguez - Extend 2" past each eye toward the outside of the face (away from the nose), 9cm high, white and fluffy like clouds.

6. Teeth  - Mrs. Miskowski, Mrs. Sigurdsen, Ms. Weinkauf, Mrs. Barber & Mrs. Cudmore (Grades1-3).  Glenbrook School, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Top of mouth, 10, 2 cm each, pointy, spider shaped, rainbow patterned teeth with gold.

7. Nose & Nose Ring - Mrs. Peacock's & Mrs. Rodriguez's K-5 Gifted. San Antonito STEM Magnet Elementary School. Sandia Park, New Mexico -- 20cm long, 2.5" wide, 2 oval nostrils each opening a different size, yellow, any color of hearts covering it. Nose Ring: equilateral triangle, dark blue with orange circles and light green trapezoids on it.

8. Tongue - Suzanne Roach. 3, 4, 5th grades. Il Ciliegio Cherry Tree School in Orcenico Superiore, PN Italy.  (1). Size: In proportion to the mouth. One part wide by five parts long. (2). Shape: Two tongues exiting the mouth with other tongues sprouting off of them. (3). Colors: Orange, red, gray, pink, green, black and dark blue. Scary & happy pumpkin faces, with rectangular geometric eyes, pumpkin noses and skeleton designs.

9. Hair - Dave Morrill's K-4 group at the Phoenix School. Salem, Massachusetts. Snake hair on the outside 10 rainbow Snake eating $1000 bills with pink bows with cat ears. Rainbow mohawk on the inside.

10. Horns - Anna Hechler: grade 6. Athletic Director K-12 Instructional Technology Coach. Western Junior High. Kinderhook, Illinois. One purple furry horn 8 inches tall. One black sparkly horn is 12 inches long. Both are pointy, star-shaped, with pink dots.

11. Necklace - Ms. Joanna Jarocewicz and Mr. Stefan Mruk, grades 4 and 5 of Szkola Podstawowa in Kleszczele, Poland. Necklace made of small paper bones connected in any way.

12. Body - Shannon Neale & 2 other teachers: Kindergarten. Queen Elizabeth School. Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The body will be 7 segmented cubes each 1 foot square. It will be glittery silver with pink and purple fluff and tummy tenticles.

13. Belt - Kendra Sowers, 1st Grade, Abraham Depp Elementary School, Plain City, Ohio  -- Shiny black with dripping blood, creepy sharp teeth and pointy spikes.

14. Belly Button - Mrs. LeBert's 5th grade. Our Lady Queen of Heaven School. Lake Charles, Louisiana.  Round 3" diameter, pink with white fuzzy balls surrounding it.

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15. Arms - Kendra Miller/Felicia Barnick. K-5 gifted. Matt Elementary. Cumming, Georgia. 36 inches long, muscular, one green, one purple, zebra striped, spikes, tattoos, hairy, green stink lines, namaste position.

16. Legs - Ms. Nichols, Mrs Latz (Art) and Ms. Buss. The fourth graders at St. Raymond School in Joliet, Illinois. Five 4 foot long octopus tentacle shaped legs.  Colors: slimy green & slimy purple. Leg #1 has zig-zag pattern. Leg #2 has triangle pattern. Leg #3 has polka dot pattern. Leg #4 has pumpkins. Leg #5 is striped. Teeth, spiders, eyeballs, skulls and creepy dolls are scattered on them.

17. Hands & Fingers - Mrs. Branscum’s fourth grade Gifted and Talented class at Oakdale Public School in Edmond, Oklahoma. 2 soft, hairy/fluffy human-like moldy green hands with center eyeballs, rainbow veins, blue warts on fingers. Atop each finger is another tiny, but scaly hand with 2 inch yellow, sharp fingernails. And 4 additional hands that are tentacle-like, scaly and purple.

18. Feet - Joanna Delestowisz's 7th grade. Szkola Podstawowa in Sroda Wielkopolskiej, Poland. -Three feet -huge-wit(c)h pimples - colorful - ugly, disgusting, 40 cm long and narrow with hair - green bumps and scratches.

19. Toes & Toe NailsAnna Hechler: grade 6. Athletic Director K-12 Instructional Technology Coach. Western Junior High. Kinderhook, Illinois. Toes: Six yellow/brown oval-shaped skinny toes. They are slimy and 6 inches long. Toe Nails: 3 in fat square jagged with green polish. They are dirty and bumpy. 

20. Tail - Mrs. Pruitt and Mr. Dunavant's 3rd and 4th grade South Park Elementary, Belle Fourche, South Dakota. -- 1 meter flexible orange cone with 3" base, randomly covered in 10/each cotton balls, red and blue feathers, small torn tissue paper pieces.

21. Left Elbow - Ashley Bonsee's 4th grade, Veteran's Elementary, Hannibal, Missouri. Pointy, cone shape,12 inches tall, 6 inches across base, hairy with bleeding scars, scratches, colorful, pimples, a rusty nail. 22. Right Elbow - Ashley Bonsee's 4th grade, Veteran's Elementary, Hannibal, Missouri. Pointy, cone shape,12 inches tall, 6 inches across base, hairy with bleeding scars, scratches, colorful, pimples, a rusty nail.
23. Passport - Milene Fernandes Casa Amarela SCC project in Bahia, Brasil. monster's passport must contain: name, photo, claw size, age, date and place of birth and a symbol of each city visited. 24. Driver's license Lindsey Danhoff, Third Grade, Abraham Depp Elementary School, Plain City, Ohio - Size: 2 x 3 feet, Color: neon green Include: Date of birth, Address: 441098 Goblin Street, Acirema, Transylvania, a picture of the monster’s face, Name: whatever you decide to name your monster, Age: 141 years old, ID Number: 1461439.
25. Cookbook - Mrs. Lisa Davis, 2nd Grade, Abraham Depp School,
Plain City, Ohio.
3-D-cardboard: 24.5"x 18.5"x4" -- Cover-White paper; "Monster Alive Cookbook," picture of scary red veiny eyed monster, candy mouth. 3 Blue Pipe cleaners bind 5 creepy recipe pages & cover.
26. Wings - Jo Gifford's 4th/5th grade. The Branch School. Houston, Texas. Shape of landed pterodactyl, four wings - 2 with eyes, rainbow stripes, shiny, sparkly and fiery.
27. Pet Bat - Mrs. Peacock's & Mrs. Rodriguez's K-5 Gifted Education classes (43 students). San Antonito STEM Magnet Elementary School. Sandia Park, New Mexico: Vampire-type bat: 1 foot x 2 feet in size; red circular eyes: 1 inch diameter; bat's wings: green & blue scales 28. Cup of Tea - Joanna Delestowisz's 7th grade. Szkola Podstawowa in Sroda Wielkopolskiej, Poland.  Tea spilling out-big-pink flowers and butterflies- small amount of scratches-pumpkin marshmallows floating inside- a bone shaped handle underneath the cup- insects swimming inside-tea with mold and dust-with a colourful straw.
29.  Favorite Book - Mrs. Pruitt and Mr. Dunavant's 3rd and 4th grade South Park Elementary, Belle Fourche, South Dakota. Literary Fiction picture book called The sustainability Kids teach Mr. Monster about Going Green. Size: 18" Wide by 24" Long. 30. Drone - Midge Nichelason/Lydia Dallas: grades 4 and 5 Gifted/Talent Pool Program School. Carlos Rey Elementary School. Albuquerque, New Mexico. -- 1 meter size, 8 small angel wings, furry, flag colors, little camera, fingers around it, 2 3D fire ball launchers , ID tag. The fire ball launcher would be the part that moves.
31. Toothbrush  - Melinda Baden's multi-grade 5-6 class at Lake Asbury Elementary School located in Green Cove Springs, Florida. A blue rectangle with a 12-inch snake handle and wavy white bristles with bloody toothpaste on it 32. Smart Phone - Mrs. Wilde, Mrs. Darling, Mrs. Kantzer & Mrs. Caudill - 6th and 2nd grades at Buckeye Central Elementary, New Washington, Ohio. "iFang": Fang shaped (triangle) smartphone, base/length 20 cm,  height 30 cm. Grey phone/red case.  Apps: Booooogle (Google); scare-tube (youtube); Ahhhhhhh-mazon (Amazon); Monster Maps; camera icon is googly-eye; Monster Mash (music app); phone app: jack-o-lantern; ghost message for text; and a batulator (calculator).

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Link to Past Monster Project Name & Votes Lists

NOTICE: Students voted for the monster that best fit the descriptions in the big chart. 

Student Evaluation of 2023!

Sir Smellsalot the Swissinator 
Franconia, New Hampshire

Past TOP Monsters

Grouchy Granny's Rainbow Toenail Clippings '22 (NH)
Trashcan Bob (Canada) & Whatchamacallit '21 (NH)
In the 2020 Pandemic - we did not vote.
Ghostly McSpooky 2019 (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Giganticorous BillyBob Taco 2018 (New Hampshire)
Mr. Bestname 2017 (Argentina)
Mr. Wotzizname 2016 (Burneside,England)    
Bobby Wasabi 2015 (New Jersey)
  Hogzilla Chuck Norris Duck Ape 2014 (Missouri)
  Quawawa 2013 (Illinois)
  Master Flykenstien2012 (New Hampshire)
  Fiesta Foo Foo Dragon Dude 2011 (New Hampshire)
  Tokoloshi-Afrika 2010 (South Africa)
  Wee Nit Wit 2009 (New Hampshire)

  Chucky 2008 (Connecticut) 
  Bilbatauri Nussa Chauri 2007 (Pakistan)
  Boo Hoo the Foo 2006 (Virginia)
  Bling Monster-G 2005 (England)
  Devil of Doom 2004 (New York)

Big Daddy 2003 (Missouri)
  Mean Green Star Machine 2002 (Texas)
  Cuckamunga 2001 (New York)
  Double-Decker-Bushmonster 2000 (S. Africa)
  Frankenspots 1999 (Texas)

Link to Past Monster Project Name Lists

Monster Votes for 2023


1. Eugene - Green Cove Springs, Florida


2. Goofy Goober Gobbler - Lake Charles, Louisiana 7
3. Charli Wing-Girl San Antonito – Sandia Park, New Mexico


4. Coco Selvagem – Bahia, Brasil


5. Glenbrook Bubble M – Calgary, Alberta. Canada


6. Sir Jamal – Kinderhook, Illinois


7. Cheezie Wheezie – Calgary, Alberta. Canada


8. The Big BCS – Calgary, Alberta. Canada


9. Billy Stew Pop Who – Cumming, Georgia


10. Octavious Beans – Joliet, Illinois


11. Cowboy Devil – Calgary, Alberta, Canada


12. Gian Franco – Orcenico Supiore di Zappola, Italy 14
13. Julian – Sroda Wielkopolskiej, Poland 12
14. Mr. Venomous Rainbow Shrek – Brampton, Ontario, Canada 8
15. Icky McBeast – New Washington, Ohio 7
16. Spiky van der Beast – New Washington, Ohio 9
17. Cheesy Breezy Monster – Salem, Massachusetts 7
18. Haunter Timothy Gooder – Belle Fourche, South Dakota 18
19. Bubken Slugbob – Plain City, Ohio 22
20. Sir Smellsalot the Swissinator- Franconia, New Hampshire 88
21. Cheesybob – Hannibal, Missouri 10
22. Loch Ness Cowboy – Houston, Texas 32



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