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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.

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learn where other Monster makers are located around the world.

   This project is promoted by National Geographic Education Global Collaborative Projects

     The 2022 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 though 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 -David Morrill, Grades K-5. Phoenix School. Salem, Massachusetts. 3' x 3' x 3' spherical head - blue, red, white, green tie dye skin color - Covered in 2", 3", 5" multicolored polka dots.

2. Eyes - Motolani-Alex. Ferncove School, Year 1-4. Lagos, Nigeria. five pairs of eyes, each eye hanging on one antenna. eyes are triangular shape (all sides 4cm in length). The eyelashes should be black and goes round the eye. The cornea = black. The iris = red.The pupil = yellow.

3. Ears & Earrings - Mrs. Pruitt's & Mr. Dunavant's 3rd & 4th grade. South Park Elementary, Belle Fourche, South Dakota. - EARS-7 x 13.5 inches purple elf; 2 inch green chevron stripes. EARRINGS - 17 x 6 cm dangly blue cross in left; 11.5 cm dragon stud in right.

4. Mouth & Lips - Mandy Montoro's 4th grade. McNichols Plaza Elementary School. Scranton, Pennsylvania. --  Big, happy lips 2' wide and 13" tall with blue pompoms in the corners. Lips are silver and covered in tinfoil.

5. Eyebrows - Mrs. Fontanarosa’s and Mrs. Kazulak’s grade 4, Lewiston Porter Intermediate Education Center. Youngstown, NY. -- fluffy, bushy eyebrows that are greenish, blackish, with teal at the tips. They are glittery and are 16 inches long and 3 inches wide. They are shaped in an arch.

6. Teeth  - Heather Sigursen (grades1-2), Mrs. Miskowski (3rd grade), Mrs. Irving (2nd grade), Mrs. Verstraete (1st grade). Glenbrook School. Calgary, Alberta, Canada. -- 12 yellow and green creepy, sharp, jagged, slimly fangs, 5 have cockroach crawling cavities and 5 are broken.

7. Nose & Nose Ring - Suzanne Roach. Grades 3-4-5. Il Ciliegio, Orcenico Superiore di Zoppola, PN Italy. Nose: 12" long, 4" wide. Both sides are black, flat and the shape of a mouse with rugged edges.
The central inlay is curved and yellow. Nose Ring - (Aligns sdg 15 goal - Life on Land.) It shall be made from local vines, twigs, flowers and herbs.

8. Tongue - Ms. Combs & Ms. Cortesi's 1st grades. Acero Brighton Park School. Chicago, Illinois. -- Two 12-inch pointy tongues with polka dots that are wet from licking toilet water!

9. Hair - Jo Gifford's 4th grade. The Branch School. Houston, Texas. -- Rainbow braids, shiny, curly, soft, lighter-colored bangs, 10 cm long, 15 cm wide, glittery and sparkly.

10. Horns - Elizabeth Stevens, 5th grade, Shiloh Point Elementary, Cumming, Georgia -- Two horns shaped like a devil. 10 inches long and 3 inches at the widest point, black with gold and silver splatters.

11. Necklace - Lyudmila Golubeva's grade 5. Lyceum 1. Kansk Russia. - Silver web with a black spider in the middle, two red ladybugs on both sides. two green thistle with thorns, red and orange maple leaves.

12. Body - Melinda Baden's 4-6 class. Lake Asbury Elementary. Green Cove Springs, Florida. - A 2-foot tall green cube with spiders all over it.

13. Belt - Shannon Neale & Kate Lawless. Kindergarten. Queen Elizabeth School.  Calgary, Alberta, Canada. -- A golden shiny crown belt with a massive diamond and 7 points made of spider webs, housing 7 spiders.

14. Belly Button - Brenna LeBert's 5th grade. Our Lady Queen of Heaven School. Lake Charles, Louisiana. - 3 inches in diameter - black with red furries in the middle.

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15. Arms - Tatjana Stefanac (English), Vojislav Krstic (Art) with grade 5 from Jovan Jovanovic Zmaj Primary School in Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia. Four 20 cm long, 7 cm wide sparkling blue arms with claws at the end.

16. Legs - Garret Ferguson's 4th grade. Lafayette Regional School in Franconia, New Hampshire. -- 6 "creepy" carrot legs - each leg is orange, carrot shaped with green leaves on top, terrified face with goggly eyes in the center of each carrot. Root hands sticking out the sides.

17. Hands & Fingers - Joanna Delestowisz's 6th grade. Szkola Podstawowa in Sroda Wielkopolskiej, Poland. 4 hands
4 fingers for each hand, Long, yellow nails. Stuck out veins. Dirty, Curvy fingers, Spiked hair on hands, Curvy fingernails, Pimpled, Green-purple hands, Long, bony with scars, Covered in slime.

18. Feet - Ms. Scott, Ms. Sayani, Mrs. Shaw: 3rd grades, Windsong Heights School, Airdrie, Alberta, Canada. -- Six feet 30cm long. Rectangular prisms (boxes). Covered teal fur, decorated - spiders/bones. Four triangle toes/foot. Rainbow coloured.

19. Toes & Toe NailsMeagan Mojica's 3rd grade class at Indian Knoll School in West Chicago, Illinois - Toes- 6 toes, with a fire/flame shape and a smooth texture. Toenails- 3 nails on each toe, they are spikey and pointy and the colors are blue, red, purple, black, and white. 

20. Tail - Anna Hechler, 6th grade, Western Junior High. Kinderhook IL -- Rainbow colored with small eyes on it, 5ft long, 1 ft wide, with a maroon color, blue spikes with a spike ball at the end.

21. Left Elbow - Mrs. Sowards' 1st grade at Depp Elementary in Dublin, Ohio. - Squared bend, scales, 10 stingers underneath, 15 eyes on the forearm and a dino tattoo. 22. Right Elbow - Mrs. Sowards' 1st grade at Depp Elementary in Dublin, Ohio. -- Curved, hairy, 14 triangular spikes on top, squiggly lines off the back, a snail who lives there, a papaya tattoo.
23. Passport - Milene Fernandes, Dione Prado Lopes, Bianca Santos Nunes and the Students at Project Favela (Facebook) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. WEB - (Like a 3D pop-out card). Rectangular cardboard, 150 cm x 50 cm. Curly black hair, Blue with triangle shark teeth, 1 eye, and a bionic light.. 24. Driver's license Ms. McIntyre's 4th grade at Queens Creek Elementary in Swansboro, NC. - 8.5inch by 11 inch piece of cardboard. On the left side is a picture of the monster. On the right side is the Monster’s information. On bottom right corner is a 3 inch box with a globe illustration inside. 
25. Cookbook - Mrs. Darling/Mrs. McCoy/Mrs. Caudill - 2nd Grade, Buckeye Central Elementary, New Washington, Ohio. - 25 cm tall x 40 cm wide; 8 pages; title: "The Creepy, Slimy Monster Mash Cookbook"; author: John Moanson; Cover: black background with a bubbling, orange cauldron. 26. Wings - Susan Jackson, GT, grades 3 & 4. Williams Magnet School, Little Rock, Arkasnsas. - 3 ˝ feet wide, 4 feet tall dragonfly style wings, but bat wing shaped with one spike on each. Top wings are gold and bottom wings are red.
27. Pet Bat - Jacob Sisson & Abby Nicolo Amber and Sapphire classes (ages 5-7) at Blue Mountain School in Floyd, Virginia. Virginia big-eared bat; leathery wings 18 in long, brown, furry, oval shape ears, small eyes, limbs visible through the wings. (Research on this bat is advisable!) 28. Cup of Tea - Ms. Lindsey Danhoff's 3rdgrade, Abraham Depp Elementary School, Plain City, Ohio. - The outside of the cup is a Halloween theme and has a chip in it. Mint chocolate, chocolate marshmallows, boba bubbles, cream tea.
29.  Favorite Book - Mrs. Wilde/Mrs. Caudill - 2nd Grade, Buckeye Central Elementary, New Washington, Ohio. -- 25 cm tall x 40 cm wide; 10 pages; title: "The Monster of the Vegetable Garden"; author: Tom Higglewiggle; cover: black background, crescent moon, and the Monster. 30. Drone Lauren Branscum's 4th Grade Gifted and Talented class at Oakdale Public School in Edmond, Oklahoma. - The body is round (10 inches in diameter) with six propellers in the shape of flowers (4, outer) and globes (2, center) surrounding it. There is a retractable claw from the bottom center. 
31. Toothbrush  - Amy Simmons' 1st grade. Abraham Depp Elementary School, Plain City, Ohio. - 1 foot long, hairy handle with eyeball, spikes and needles for bristles, spider web, butterfly, and cat tail attached.
32. Smart Phone - Ms. Nichols & Ms. Latz (Art) - Cathedral of St. Raymond School, 4th grade. Joliet, Illinois. - Looks like an iPhone with the different apps:  tik tok, snapchat, target app, uber eats, and robloxs. Size of the iPhone will be about 12in x15in.

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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 2022
Mr. Fergusons's 4th Grade


Grouchy Granny's Rainbow Toenail Clippings
(New Hampshire)


Past TOP Monsters

Tie: Trashcan Bob (Canada) & Whatchamacallit (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

Monsters for 2022


1. Background Monster 
Ms. Miskowski 3rd grade Glenbrook School, Calgary, AB, Canada 


2. Bill Nye the Science Guy
Mrs. Lebert 5th grade, Our Lady Queen of Heaven School, Lake Charles, LA 
3. Mr. Smile
Lyudmila Golubeva 5th grade, Lyceum 1 School, Kansk, Russia 


4. Grouchy Granny's Rainbow Toenail Clippings
Mr. Ferguson 4th grade, Lafayette Regional School, Franconia, New Hampshire


5. No Name
Anna Hechler 6th grade, Western Jr. High School, Kinderhook, Illinois 


6. James
Susan Jackson, 3rd grade GT, Williams Magnet School, Little Rock, Arkansas 


7. Kardboard Kinder Karl
Ms. Neale/Ms. Lawless, Kindergarten, Queen Elizabeth School, Calgary, AB, Canada 


8. Creepy McCreeper
Darling/McCoy 2nd grade, Buckeye Central Elementary, New Washington, OH 


9. Slimy von Beast
Wilde/Caudill 2nd grade, Buckeye Central Elementary, New Washington, OH


10. Teddy Dragon Mundo
Fernandes/Nunes/Lopez, Mixed ages in Project Favela, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


11. Bobzilla Colossal McMonster
Sowards/Simmons/Danhoff, gr 1 & 3, Depp Elementary - Dublin City Schools, OH 


12. Creepy Scaredy Cat
Ms. Irving 2nd grade Glenbrook School, Calgary, AB, Canada 
13. Carrot-Legged Diamond Stealer
Ms. Welsh 3rd/4th grade, Glenbrook School, Calgary, AB, Canada
14. Foxy Demon Diamond
Verstraete/Sigurdsen grade 1-2, Glenbrook School, Calgary, AB, Canada
15. Zombie Jaguar
Mandy Montero 4th grade, McNichols Plaza School, Scranton, Pennsylvania 
16. Scary Monster Nick
Ms. Mojica 3rd grade, Indian Knolls School, West Chicago, Illinois 
17. Romea
Ms.Delestowiscz 6thgrade, Szkola Podstowowa, Sroda Wielkopolskiej, Poland 
18. Mr. Water Wizz
Stefanac/Krstic 5th grade, Jovanivic Zmaj Primary, Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia 
19. Gilberto Alouino
Ms. Roach 3/4/5 grades, Ciliego Orsenico Superiore di Zoppola, PN Italy
20. Shreds the Ogre
Jo Gifford 4th grade, The Branch School, Houston, Texas 
21. Pumpkin Patch
Ms. Combs/Ms. Cortesi 1st grade, Acero Brighton Park School, Chicago, Illinois
22. Chahooogee Barthalameau James lll
 Ms. Stevens GT Group, Shiloh Point Elementary, Forsyth County, Georgia
23. Cheezeburger Phoenix
Dave Morrill K-4 The Phoenix School, Salem, Massachusetts
24. Big Joey Burger King the Curly Zoo Master
Mr. Sisson/Ms. Nicolo mixed ages, Blue Mountain School, Floyd, Virginia 
25. Ratatouille
Ms. McIntyre 4th grade, Queen's Creek Elementary, Swansboro, NC
26. Hope
Fontanarosa/Kazulak gr4, Lewiston Porter Intermediate Ed. Center,Youngstown, NY 
27. Rainbow Mutant
Shaw/Sayani/Scott 3rd grade, Windsong Heights School, Airdrie, AB, Canada
28. Lord Shrek
Ms. Nichols/Ms. Latz, grade 4, St. Raymond School, Joliet, Illinois
29. Spike
Mrs. Branscum 4th grade GT, Oakdale School, Edmond, Oklahoma 



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