My Monster Classification with The Gruffalo

Affiliate links are used on this site. Your purchases help to support my site and family by giving me a small referral fee. For full details read my disclosures HERE.

Posted on Jan 26 2015 - 1:00am by Jill
Next Post
Previous Post

I hope that you and your children are having fun learning alongside the Poppins Book Nook participants. Last November (since we took December off) we explored and created storybook activities around Kids in the Kitchen. This month’s new theme is To The Laboratory and is sure to be an experiment in fun for everyone. There are a lot of fun things to learn about in the lab and about science in general, so, what will you and your child or students want to practice their scientific method on? 

My Monster Classification With The Gruffalo

This month was a little different. Usually we head to our local library and look for storybooks suited for this month’s theme, but this month I wanted to do a new science themed activity for one of my favorite storybooks: The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson. My creative juices got flowing immediately and I created a fun science lesson to go with the storybook. 

My Monster Classification Pack

The science of classifying animals is very complicated. Everything is in Latin, literally. To make animal classification fun I made this fun variation that introduces your child and students to animal classification through monster like the Gruffalo! This fin science activity pack is designed to not only introduce your child or student to animal classification, but also to be fun for them to do. As long as this topic is fun then hopefully your child or students will remember their science lesson on animal classification. 

What is included in the FREE My Monster Classification Pack?

Included in the FREE My Monster Classification Pack are the following science and learning elements: 

Storybook Themed

This science lesson is directly themed to the storybook The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson. 

Animal Classification

The basics of animal classification is included as a lesson. The various aspects of animal classification are discussed, explained, and presented in format that your child or students should be able to not only understand, but also be able to retain as well. 

Monster Characteristics

Since animal classification is hard for some children and students to understand, monsters are used in the lessons instead. A fun activity is included where your child or students get to pick the monster characteristics they want their very own monster to have. 

Create Your Monster

An exercise is included where your child or student will get to draw or create their monster. 

Scientific Observation and Questions

Included are multiple observation themed questions that your child or student will be required to use their imagination to determine the answers for. Your child is treated like a scientist observing their monster and they must answer the scientific questions included in the pack. 

My Monster Story

For those children and students who are required to have free writing assignments this pack contains a monster themed writing prompt for them to complete. 

Motor Skills Practice

At multiple stages this science pack will require your child or student to write and answer, cut out a picture, or create an image. All of these activities allow your child to practice their motor skills. 

In summary, the My Monster Classification Pack contains the following educational elements themed to the Gruffalo:

  • Storybook Themed
  • Animal Classification
  • Monster Characteristics
  • Create Your Monster
  • Scientific Observation and Questions
  • My Monster Story
  • Motor Skills Practice 

Would you like to use this Gruffalo themed My Monster Classification Pack printable to learn about monster (animal) classification with your family, friends, and/or class? Then please click the link below to download your FREE copy today! 

*By downloading this material you are agreeing to all my terms of use and disclosures that can be found HERE and HERE. You are not permitted to link directly to the PDF document itself. If you would like to share this free document with a friend please send them to this blog post to download their free copy. Thank you!  

My Monster Classification Pack


Ultimate Gruffalo Giveaway

The Gruffalo and the Gruffalo’s Child and DVD Review

As part of this month’s choice of the Gruffalo I was also given the opportunity by NCircle Entertainment to review their new double feature: The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child Double Feature DVD

Before I get much further into this review and giveaway I would like to say that I was given a free copy of the DVD to assist in this review by NCircle Entertainment.  For full details read my disclosures found HERE

The Gruffalo

This double feature brings both of the stories of the Gruffalo to vivid life right before your eyes. The pages jump right out at you and are perfect for children of any age. I found that we found our storybooks and read them before, during, and after watching each of these films. They are both great additions to our family movie collection and have been watched multiple times after our lessons were done because either my daughter or son wanted to watch them. I would highly recommend this double feature to anyone who likes the original storybook. The screen adaptions are marvelously executed and flawlessly tell the stories in great colorful detail that is easy to view, fun to watch and completely enticing to young viewers. 

Ultimate Gruffalo Giveaway! Every month the Poppins Book Nook group will be offering readers a chance to win a brand new storybook or product that ties in with our theme for the month. This month one lucky entrant will win the Ultimate Gruffalo Giveaway. The winner will enjoy twice the magical enchantment in the double feature of The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child! The beautifully animated films based on the best-selling books are now together on DVD from NCircle Entertainment! And the fun doesn’t stop there as they will also win a storybook of the Gruffalo and Gruffalo themed plush too! 

Entrants must be 18 years or older and reside in a country that receives U.S. Postal mail. This giveaway is brought to you by the company Enchanted Homeschooling Mom who is owner and founder of the Poppins Book Nook. By entering this giveaway you are also acknowledging that you have read and agree to all of the Rafflecopter terms & conditions as well as Enchanted Homeschooling Mom’s found HERE. Just enter the Rafflecopter below to win: 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Poppins Book Nook To The Laboratory January 2015 Lapbook Don’t forget to also download the FREE Poppins Book Nook bookmarks and monthly printables! To do so, please click on the links to download them below:  Lapbook Introduction Pack ~ Lapbook March 2014 Pack ~ Lapbook April 2014 Pack ~ Lapbook May 2014 Pack ~ Lapbook June 2014 Pack ~ Lapbook July 2014 ~ Lapbook August 2014 Pack ~ Lapbook September 2014 ~ Lapbook October 2014 ~ Lapbook November 2014 ~ Lapbook January 2014  Looking for a summary of past themes? Then why not try one of these…

Thank you for taking the time to read about the fun we had with the topic of To The Laboratory.  Here are some other fun themed story books that your child may enjoy: 


Poppins Book Nook

Enchanted Homeschooling Mom ~ 3 Dinosaurs ~ To the Moon and Back ~ Planet Smarty Pants ~ Farm Fresh Adventures ~ Growing in God’s Grace ~ Chestnut Grove Academy ~ Learning and Growing the Piwi Way ~ The Usual Mayhem~ Preschool Powol Packets ~ Monsters Ed Homeschool Academy ~ Adventures in Mommydom~Teach Beside Me ~ Life with Moore Babies ~ Kathy’s Cluttered Mind ~ Are We There Yet? ~ Our Crafts N Things~Hopkins Homeschool ~ ABC Creative Learning ~ Joy Focused Learning ~ P is for Preschooler ~ My Bright Firefly ~A Mommy’s Adventures ~ Inspiring 2 New Hampshire Children ~ World for Learning ~ Ever After in the Woods ~Golden Grasses ~ A glimpse of our life ~ Journey to Excellence ~ Happy Little Homemaker ~ Little Homeschool Blessings ~Raventhreads ~ Tots and Me ~ As We Walk Along The Road ~ Stir the Wonder ~ For This Season ~Where Imagination Grows ~ The Canadian Homeschooler ~ School Time Snippets ~ Peakle Pie ~ A Moment in our World ~Every Bed of Roses ~ Finchnwren ~ At Home Where Life Happens ~ The Library Adventure ~ Embracing Destiny ~Day by Day in our World ~ Our Homeschool Studio ~ A “Peace” of Mind ~ Thou Shall Not Whine ~ SAHM I am  ~Simple Living Mama  

Will you be using the lapbook, bookmarks, or creating storybook activities with your children or students to follow along with the monthly themes here at Poppins Book Nook? Make sure to send me pictures of your children in action and I will share them the Poppins Book Nook readers on the official Facebook page. Follow Poppins Book Nook on Facebook and Pinterest

Mary Poppins inspired clip art by the talented: Melonheadz. All other clip art by:  Cloud Street ~ Dancing Crayons 

Jill Signature




Enchanted Homeschooling Mom Storybook ActivitiesEnchanted Homeschooling Mom Arts and CraftsEnchanted Homeschooling Mom Motor Skills Activities Enchanted Homeschooling Mom Sensory Learning Activities