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2019 Project Focus

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

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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 2019 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. 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 having 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, science in the outdoors, 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 -
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!  A few parts still left!

1. Head - Michael Middleton, 6th grade. Centralia, Illinois. A round black head with red stripes, and be 24 inches wide.

2. Eyes - Colleen Shaw, Alicia Sage - Windsong Heights School. Airdrie, Alberta, Canada. One, twenty centimetre, 3-D heart shaped eye. Pupil is pacman, teal iris, blue waves across white of eye, eyelashes - flames.

3. Ears - Heidi Kazulak, 3rd grade. Lewiston Porter Primary Education Center, Youngstown, New York. - Round and fuzzy with a diameter of ten inches. Each ear looks like a globe.

4. Earrings - Kristian Englert, Library Media Specialist, South Shore PK-8. Seattle, Washington. Two 12 inch skeletons and hanging from the ears by chains.

5. Mouth - Mrs. Irving's, Kim Godson, Lana Kerr & Darryl Wensley's grade 3 & 4. Queen Elizabeth School. Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Mouth has a 30cm diameter, lips are emerald green and lumpy.

6. Eyebrows  - Dana Hoff, Innovations STEM Academy Teacher, Meadowview Middle School, Sparta, Wisconsin. A teal, rectangular unibrow with a fuzzy, bushy, sandpaper texture. 15 inches long by 5 inches tall.

7. Teeth - Tracy McIntyre's 3rd grade classes. Queens Creek Elementary. Swansboro, North Carolina. 6 light-blue colored 2cm hexagonal shape teeth (3 on top/3 on bottom) made from cardboard and paper.

8. Nose - Sarah Gray's year 2. St. Joachim's Catholic Primary School. Brisbane, Australia. Green and furry like a kiwi fruit, with pretty pink and neon orange spots. Itís as big as a mango but flat like a pancake, with two strawberry shaped nostrils.

9. Nose ring - Lyudmila Golubeva's grade 2 from the school Lyceum 1 in Kansk, Russia. Spiky, round, green, 10 inches diameter, a black spider on it!

10. Tongue - Ms. Hechler, 6th grade (Innovation Lab) and Ms. Hilligoss 6th grade (Social Studies class) Western CUSD 12, Kinderhook, IL. 2ft long, black, slimy, hairy, spiky, bumpy, split (snake-like), skinny, pink and green dots.

11. Hair - Katherine Mangum 5th grade, St. Catherine's School, Richmond, Virginia. spiky, green grass hair with a daisy that is sticking up straight in the air.

12. Horns - Theresa Rodriguez & Jenna Peacock, 2nd grade, special ed gifted, San Antonito STEM Magnet School. Sandia Park, New Mexico. Three horns: center- shiny, 22 inches, hanging light; side horns- 12 inches, curved, one tree and two pompoms on each.

13. Neck - Stefan Mruk, Joanna Jarocewicz, grade 6. Szkola Podstawowa Kleszczelach. Kleszczele, Poland. Cardboard roll or tube 6 in (15 cm) wide covered with green crepe paper with some hideous insects (e.g cockroach, spider) stuck to it.

14. Necklace - Mrs. Baker's, Ms. Davisís and Mrs. Rollinís 2nd grade classes at Icard Elementary School in Icard, North Carolina, United States. - Bone links chain with charms: golden cross, pizza, ice cream cake, heart, clothes, doughnut, and be kind.

15. Body - Garret Ferguson's 4th grade. Lafayette Regional School, Franconia, New Hampshire. A Pizza with a slice missing. (missing slice in monsterís hand or mouth) Topping on Pizza: spiky cacti, cut-off arms/fingers, dead piranhas, bloody eyeballs, and sliced pepperoni spelling out monsterís name.

16. Belt - Helen Adams' 3rd grade. Northview Elementary. Clarksburg, West Virginia. No description sent in - use your own ideas.

17. Belly button - Scott Miles, Project Favela/Tabajaras. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Shaped like a bottle cap, red with a black dot in the middle.

18. Arms - Faye Hanson's 6th grade. Pulaski Heights Middle School. Little Rock, Arkansas. Four Arms-(short pair go on top) 2 are 18Ē long, scaly, rough and green; 2 are 36Ē long-Furry, black & purple w/rainbow polka dots; All have blue veins.

19. Legs - Kathy Ross grade 2, Bankhead Elem. Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada - scaly, purple, 6, bendable, cuts oozing, sticky, 1 meter in length, metal like thing sticking out, crooked, and camouflaged.

20. Hands & fingers - Lori Towle's Multi-age group. Hill View Montessori Charter Public School. Haverhill, Massachusetts. Three seven-jointed, three-foot-long blue polka-dotted fingers on each 10-inch round hand.

21. Pinky ring - Kristy Ardinger's 4th grade. Countryside Elementary School, Edina, Minnesota. Round, bumpy, silver ring with food around the outside of the ring. 22. Finger nails - Agustina Arenzana & Eliana Aristegui, 1st grade. Sol Delgado, 2nd grade; High Five, English for Life (after school program). Tandil, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Sharp nails. Some of them along, some others short. Broken and cracked on top. Multicoloured. Striped.
23. Left knee -  Michelle Huseman's 4th grade. Eugene Field Elementary. Hannibal, Missouri. Four by four square, pink camouflage, spider in the middle. 24. Right knee - Susan Jackson's 3rd grade GT classes. Williams Magnet School. Little Rock, Arkansas. 12 centimeters diameter. Green, blue, and black striped skin. Shiny-edged, open cut with rusty nail, oozing pink blood with orange polka dots and rocky chunks.
25. Feet - Amy Bialko's 4th grade. Cathedral of St. Raymond School. Joliet, Illinois4 feet: Yellow, 2 feet long and 1 foot wide covered with foot fungus, pimples, warts and slime oozing from scabs. 26. Toes-toenails - Mitch Harris' 4/5 class at St. Charles School in Bradford, Ontario, Canada. 13 toes altogether. Rainbow Nail Polish. Mismatched Sizes, Oozing. TikTok Tattoo, Hairy, Warts.
27. Tail -  Sara Stoolman, 6th grade, Yangon International School. Yangon, Myanmar. -3.5 ft , 17.25 in wide, exposed bone (on which are the poverty issues of Yangon, Maynmar) and rotting, black, and red flesh along the outside -with flippers- 1.5feet long, 8.5 inches wide, showing ways to help poverty. 28. Wings - Marjory Nichealson 4th/5th. Carlos Rey Elem. Albuquerque, New Mexico. 36 X 20 inch, shaped like angel bodies, edible middle, shiny edges, rainbow colors, 10 pom-poms, must be detachable, glowing halo!
29.  Left Elbow -  optional 30. Right Elbow -Ms. Hechler, 6th grade (Innovation Lab) and Ms. Hilligoss 6th grade (Social Studies class) Western CUSD 12, Kinderhook, IL. bends in the opposite direction of normal, bone is sticking out, spikes off the bone, blue elbow with purple polka dots.
31. Passport  - Jessica Charvat 4th grade. Korea International School Jeju. Jeju-do, South Korea. - Diamond shaped, 25 cm edges, white with green sparkles, wiggly letters, picture of a monster, texture = fluffy, slimy, creamy. 32. Driver license - Helena Curtis & Jannet Odom. 2nd grade, Majestic Way Elementary. San Jose, California.  It has a purple haunted house with bats. The monsterís photo will be on the left.
33. Cookbook -  Kamal Preet, Grade 6. DPS School. Bangalore, India. Designed like a flipbook, 21 x 29 cm, a unicorn on the cover showing flags of all the participating countries. Inside the book contains 1 recipe from each participating country. 34. Ruler - optional

35. Skateboard  - Heather Sigurdson, Grade 2 at Terrace Road School, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. 90 cm long-30 cm wide; Purple with 1 skull ontop; Turquoise & light pink diamonds and a heart on the top and bottom; 8 wheels (all black/silver stars) - 6 cm diameter. 3 red stripes for the foot grip.

36. Pet Snake - Tina Fink, 5th grade Our Lady Queen of Heaven School, Lake Charles, Louisiana. 7 ft. long x 6 in. wide;  two 12 in. diamond-shaped heads each with 10 inch purple forked tongues, 2 blood-shot red trapezoid shaped eyes per head; body is candy corn color ; covered in spiders, metallic spikes at end of tail.

37. Surfboard Ms. Hechler, 6th grade (Innovation Lab) and Ms. Hilligoss 6th grade (Social Studies class) Western CUSD 12, Kinderhook, IL. Surfboard: 10ft tall by 2 ft wide, black board with green lines and blue waves on it, red W in the middle of the board 38. Pet Bat - Melinda Baden, LAE TEACHER, PRE-KDG ESE, Clay County District Schools, Green Cove Springs, Florida - 8", green, with hands for wings, with 2 sharp, long fangs, with a purple collar and leash.
39. Microscopeoptional 40. Cane - 
41. Toothbrush Suzanne Roach, Grades 3 & 4. Ciliegio (Cherry Tree non-profit Association; Pordenone, ITALY. 7" long, 1" wide, 1" thick
A big tree branch painted yellow with two red and one black stripes of slime. Bristles made of thorns and grass. Two eyes and one mouth.
42. Favorite Book - Shelly Sherman's class, Blue Mountain School, Floyd, Virginia. Monster Man by Vad Yeslip: rectangle, 1yd tall 2 feet wide, from the creator of Captain Monsterpants, eyeballs, sunglasses, rainbow, red slime, head in hands.
43. Cup of Tea - optional 44. Xboxoptional
45. Smart phone - Tatjana Stefanac. Jovan Jovanovic Zmaj Primary School. Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia. 30x42 cm, 3cm thick, Space dark black, Apps in shape of the planets (8 apps: We Tune, Chatroom, Save the Planet, To Do List, Tool Kit, Emergency, GPS, Camera) pop-out when used. 46. Drone -optional

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Link to Past Monster Project Name & Votes Lists

Our Voting Table for the 2019 Monster! Descriptions with the the best fit!


Ghostly McSpooky
Scott Miles & Anji Lau's Class
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Student Choice of 2019

Past TOP Monsters
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 Names 2019


1. Ghostly McSpooky - Favela: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


2. Flying Saucer - Franconia New Hampshire


3.  One-Eye Pizza Guy - Lake Charles, Lousiana


4. Joe Mama - Little Rock, Arkansas


5. Boo - Bangalore, India


6.  Mr. Beast - Airdrie, Alberta, Canada


7. Bubble Gum the KISJ Friendly Monster - Jeju-do, South Korea


8. Larry McPizza -Edina, Minnesota


9. Umm - Green Cove Springs, Florida


10. Mr. Yummy - Kelowna, BC, Canada


11. Mrs. Juniper Rosie - Sandia Park, New Mexico


12. Mr. Potato Head - Centralia, Illinois


13. Deep, Calgary, Alberta, Canada


14. Jeffrey -  Calgary, Alberta, Canada


15. Mike Wazowski - Sparta, Wisconsin


16. Hairy Godzilla Bizilla -


17. Hungry Melvin - San Jose, California


18. Savage - Calgary, Alberta, Canada


19. Mr. Jimmy - Bradford, Ontario, Canada


20. Garlic - Youngstown, New York


21. Astropatcher 2 - Sremska Mitrovisa, Serbia


22. Booga Booga Boss Master - Brisbane, Australia


23. Crazy Man - Albuquerque, New Mexico


24. Timbo - Floyd, Virginia


25. Mike - Airdrie, Alberta, Canada


26. Little Big Pizza Monster - Cilegio Cherry Tree Nonprofit, Italy


27.  Sherlock - Kinderhook, Illinois


28. Craig - Haverhill, Massachusetts


29. Plastika Molar - Swansboro,North Carolina


30. Garbageator - Tandil City, Buenos Aires, Argentina


31. Tawthar - Yangon, Myanmar


32. Mr. Will U. Eat - Hannibal, Missouri


33. Sinistro - Joliet, Illinois


34. Vikle - Kleszczela, Poland


35. Cyclops - Calgary, Alberta, Canada


36. Frankensaint - Richmond, Virginia 6
37. Sonic - Airdrie, Alberta, Canada 37
38. Dark Master - Icard, North Carolina 16
39. Jeffrey - Airdrie, Alberta, Canada 5

Write In Votes - Received after the Ballot Deadline

40. Peter Pollution - Little Rock, Arkansas 12



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