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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 2020 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. With the Covid-19 virus out there, I'm hoping many schools can 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 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.

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 - smithterryk@gmail.com.
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

Critical Thinking Monster Game

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 No More than 12-20 words in your Description
Parts are being added so Refresh your browser often! 

1. Head - Piotr Leśniewski and 6b, Maria Konopnicka Primary School, Krzeczyn Wielki, Poland - Giant hairy, grazed bloody head cracked in the middle with scars and visible red veins,

2. Eyes - Kim Small's year 5/6. Watt Public School. Huntsville, Ontario, Canada. Circular red eyes, bright green outline, black slit-like pupils, one grape-sized, one football sized.

3. Ears - Suzanne Roach with Grade 5: Il Ciliegio, Orcenico Superiore di Zoppola, PN Italy - Three Ears:
Two right ears: (1) 16.8cm long x 3,3cm wide, elf's ear. Black, brown, dark,light green. 3 brown & 2 pink claws at the tip. (2)11cm long x 5.4cm wide at the base, triangle shape, Green/orange stripes. One left ear: 26cm long x 5cm wide. Shaped scalene triangle. Black stripe on  top, red stripe on bottom, red & black triangles in the center.

4. Earrings - Tatjana Stefanac,Vojislav Krstic, Dragana Bogosavljevic: Primary school Jovan Jovanovic Zmaj, Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia - 5th & 6th grade. Face masks in radiant colours, little suns all over them cause better days will come soon ( my student's words).

5. Mouth - Jenni Heartway, Shelly Sherman, amd more teachers. multiage group at Blue Mountain School in Floyd Virginia. Colorful, hairy, bloody, and bouncy mouth with tiny warts and spots. 60 centimeters long.

6. Eyebrows  - Your choice!

7. Teeth - Suzanne Roach with Grade 4: Il Ciliegio, Orcenico Superiore di Zoppola, PN Italy Thirteen Teeth:(1) 4cm x 8cm x 8cm. Nine Triangles. 2 yellow, 2 red, 5 black, two with red stripes, one has a spot. (2) 4,7cm x 5cm Square w/rainbow diamonds. (3) 4cm x 2cm red Rhombis. (4) 10cm wide x 12cm tall. Hook shaped, black & yellow, five black spots, red blood, one purple spot (5) 4cm wide x 11.5cm tall. forked tongue shape. Black, light blue, orange and light green.

8. Nose - Kamal Preet, Grade 7, School: DPS. Bangalore, India - Blue Sphere with wavy ocean patterns, 2 large nostrils with pink & purple tufts of coral nose hair & 3 clownfish peeping out.

9. Nose ring - optional

10. Tongue - Your choice!

11. Hair - Amy Bialko/Karen Latz. 4th grade, Cathedral of St. Raymond School, Joliet, IL. - a mohawk with rainbow colors down the middle surrounded by rounded sides that include messy, swampy, gooey, green long strands.

12. Horns - Kamal Preet, Grade 7, School: DPS. Bangalore, India - 2 conical horns, rainbow-colored, with clouds of glitter & flowers at base, right horn with 3 pollinators & left horn with strawberries & unicorn.

13. Neck - Your choice!

14. Necklace - optional

15. Body - Melinda Baden, LAE TEACHER, Pre-KDG ESE, Green Cove Springs, Florida. a rainbow hexagon with hair and bones all over it. 1 foot wide and 1 foot in length,

16. Belt - Tatjana Stefanac, Vojislav Krstic, Dragana Bogosavljevic: Primary school Jovan Jovanovic Zmaj, Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia - 5th & 6th grade.  Oxygen tank ( bottle) , sky blue, with darker blue hearts on it & one green hose to help the ones in need

17. Belly button - Your choice!

18. Arms - Stefan Mruk, Joanna Jarocewicz, Grade 4. School: Szkola Podstawowa in Kleszczelach in Kleszczele, Poland. 2 long (crumpled) paper arms with snake-like green wristbands on each arm.

19. Legs - Theresa Rodriguez & Jenna Peacock, K-5 students. San Antonito STEM Magnet, Sandia Park, New Mexico. - One large eight-pointed-star-shaped leg, hairy, blue & red polka dots
with spirals coming out of the dots - WEB

20. Hands & fingers - Lori Towle,  Fiddlehead School. PreK-7. Gray, Maine. Two spherical hands with 8 inch diameter, each having 6 multi-colored, veiny, 5 inch fingers with tattoos on each finger.

21. Pinky ring - optional 22. Finger nails - Your choice!
23. Left knee -  Your choice!  24. Right knee - Your choice!
25. Feet - Stefan Mruk, Joanna Jarocewicz, Grade 4. School: Szkola Podstawowa w Kleszczelach in Kleszczele, Poland. one foot! Similar to "monster foot slipper" made of cardboard, plush or paper, 6 toes with scary black nails. 26. Toes-toenails - Your choice!
27. Tail -  Suzanne Roach with Grade 3: Il Ciliegio, Orcenico Superiore di Zoppola, PN Italy. Four Tails: 14cm wide x 30cm long, shaped like a red and white Christmas tree, pyramid in the middle. 4in x 4in, Shaped like a tree. Black and red. One Red arrow, 25 cm long.
One Blue arrow, 14cm long.
28. Wings - Mrs. Heidi Kazulak STEAM/enrichment teacher grades 1-3. Lewiston Porter Primary Education Center located in Youngstown NY, USA - 3 feet long, 2 feet wide butterfly wings, green with purple polka dots.
29.  Left Elbow - Left Elbow - Your choice!  30. Right Elbow - Your Choice!
31. Passport  - Sara Stoolman Doerfler - Homeschool. Colorado Springs, CO - Monsters University passport with a Minecraft sword symbol. 6.5 inches by 5.5 inches black and orange with spikey stripes drooling zombie eating a corner. 32. Driver license - optional
33. Cookbook -  Tatjana Stefanac, Vojislav Krstic, Dragana Bogosavljevic: Primary school Jovan Jovanovic Zmaj, Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia - 5th & 6th grade. portable, small, 10cm x 10 cm, with herbs and tea. 34. Ruler - Tatjana Stefanac, Vojislav Krstic, Dragana Bogosavljevic: Primary school Jovan Jovanovic Zmaj, Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia - 5th & 6th grade. Transparent tube with numbers on it.

35. Skateboard  - Tina Fink. 5th grade at Our Lady Queen of Heaven School in Lake Charles, LA.- 3.5 ft by 1.5 ft; yellow and black stripes on bottom, green top, spider webs, 2 blue triangles, 2 purple trapezoids, 2 orange hexagons; 4 wheels with spikes, skull in top center.

36. Pet Snake - Lori Towle,  Fiddlehead School. PreK-7. Gray, Maine. Four foot long scaly purple body with one foot long slimy purple tongue with holes in it.

37. Surfboard - Scott Miles, Project Favela/Tabajaras. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (No description sent in.) 38. Pet Bat - optional
39. MicroscopeTatjana Stefanac, Vojislav Krstic, Dragana Bogosavljevic: Primary school Jovan Jovanovic Zmaj, Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia - 5th & 6th grade. Portable, silver, a dish with some red covid 19 pictures. 40. Cane - optional
41. Toothbrush optional 42. Favorite Book - Tina Fink. 5th grade at Our Lady Queen of Heaven School in Lake Charles, LA.- title: Terror at Dead Lake; 85 cm tall by 60 cm wide; sharkbite out of top right corner; blood splatters, scratch marks.
43. Cup of Tea - optional 44. XboxTina Fink. 5th grade at Our Lady Queen of Heaven School in Lake Charles, LA.- 2 ft by 1ft; green with orange trim, spider webs, silver spikes on edges, "ON" button is a spider, purple glitter.
45. Smart phone - optional  46. Drone - optional

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Link to Past Monster Project Name & Votes Lists

NOTICE: We normally vote for the top monster, but in this Pandemic Year, 
we will just enjoy all of the Monsters - see the Photo Gallery.


Student Choice of 2020?
All Monsters are TOPS this Year!

Past TOP Monsters
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

Pandemic Monsters for 2020

1. Mr. Bean - Piotr Lesniewski's 6B Class Krzeczyn Wielki, Poland

2. BounC BUNC - Kamal Preet's Grade 7. DPS School Bangalore, India

3. Fred -Heidi Kazulak's Grade 1-3 Lewiston Porter Education Center. Youngstown, NY

4. Jalapeno Pepper - Jenni Heartway, April, Jenni, Lore, Mollie, Tammie and Shelly. Multi-Age. Blue Mountain School. Floyd, VA

5. Gorgon - Lori Towle and Grades PK-7. Fiddlehead School. Gray, Maine

6. Shrek - Kim Oke Small Grade 5/6. Watt Public School. Ontario, Canada  

7. Hermie - Melinda Baden's PreK. Lake Asbury Elementary. Green Cove Springs, FL

8. Ponoster- Suzanne Roach Grade 3-4-5. Il Ciliegio, Orcenico Supiore di Zappola PN, Italy

9. Mr Spike Orange Foot - Theresa Rodriguez/Jenna Peacock K-5. San Antonito STEM Magnet Sandia Park, New Mexico

10. Toe McBig Head - Tina Fink's 5th Grade. Our Lady Queen of Heaven School. Lake Charles, Louisiana

11. Coronica Pandemica 2020 - Karen Latz & Amy Bialko 4th Grade. Cathedral of St. Raymond School. Joliet, Illinois



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