Activity – create a monster movie poster featuring your favorite animal or plant

Have you ever seen a poster for a movie that you liked, either at a movie theater or online?

Imagine if your favorite animal or plant made a movie about what it is afraid of in the world. What would the poster for that movie look like?

To humans, giraffes seem like mostly peaceful animals. It is funny to think that anyone would think of a giraffe as the monster in a monster movie. But what if it were a leaf making the movie? 

Would there be anything scarier to a leaf than a giraffe? Your perspective on what makes a good movie monster might really change depending on what tries to eat you!

What to do

Step 1:

pick an animal or a plant to be the main character (or characters) in your movie (the 3 running leaves in our example poster)

Step 2:

pick a monster for your movie (the giraffe in our example poster)

Step 3:

choose a scary or spooky title for your movie (“Tongue of Terror” in our example poster)

Step 4:

create a poster featuring your main character(s) and the monster of their nightmares

Step 5:

share your monster movie poster with friends and family

Learn about giraffes! Visit the Giraffe Spot: