The Grouchy Ladybug

The Grouchy Ladybug is a story about a grumpy bug who is not in the mood for sharing his meal. We prefer the nice, friendly ladybug because she responds to his grumpiness with dignity and grace. The book addresses a few fun themes, including time, feelings, and different types of bugs and animals. It’s a great book for a weekly theme! And the perfect time to play our FAVORITE storybots song, “Grumpy as a Grizzly Bear“. Give it a listen. It’s sure to brighten the grumpiest of days.

Engaging the senses while you read:

When you read about the Ladybug landing on the leaf, grab some spinach and explore the taste, smell, touch, and taste.  If you have some ladybugs you plan to add to your habitat, gently pass those around as you introduce the grumpy ladybug in the book. No ladybugs? No problem! Watch this ladybug video instead!

Cooking: Mini Ladybug Pizzas

Craft: Ladybug Stamping

Sensory: Glitter Slime!

Game: Ladybug Spot Relay

Song: Ladybug Song (Adams Family)

Science: DIY Ladybug Habitat

Mathematics: Telling & Recording Time

Reading: Flying Ladybug Game (Words/Letters)

Writing: I feel ______ when… (Write & Draw)

 

And that’s a wrap! Have some ladybug fun with your students or munchkins and tell us how it goes! Any other ladybug activities you love? Tell us in the comments below!

Our top 10 activities with free downloads for The Grouchy Ladybug!

 

Author: Tawni

Tawni is a former special education teacher, now stay-at-home momma. She spends her days reading, cooking with lots of cheese, listening to professional choral music, and tickling her baby boy, Cy. She lives with her husband and son in Utah.

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