Explore time and sequencing with these Free Grouchy Ladybug Activities and clock crafts.
The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle is a wonderful way to teach our children about telling time, sequencing, and size as well as the importance of a good attitude, forgiveness and sharing. As we follow a very rude ladybug on her journey, she encounters a new animal each hour that she tries to pick a fight with. Of course the animals get bigger and fiercer as we continue through the story and she returns home tired and hungry. The friendly ladybug welcomes her back and they enjoy a tasty meal together.
Today, we extended our read aloud with these fun Grouchy Ladybug activities featuring a crafty ladybug themed clock and story sequencing cards. Read on to see how you can Join the List and download your free printable!
For more ladybug fun check out our Free Ladybugs for Kids Unit Study post with lots of hands-on activities and learning resources including a hand painted Ladybug Anatomy Poster, Ladybug Life-Cycle Spinner Craft, and Spot the Ladybug Scavenger Hunt.
Grouchy Ladybug Activities
Ladybug Clock Craft
- Free Grouchy Ladybug Clock printable
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- Join the List at the bottom of this post to access your free subscriber community Books and Willows printables including your Free Grouchy Ladybug Clock craft. Print on heavy cardstock.
- Cut out clock and ladybug body. Centre clock on top of ladybug body and glue together.
- Cut out out clock hands and reinforce with thin cardboard. Attach to the center circle with a split pin.
- Cut out your ladybug head, legs, and spots. Glue onto your clock as shown to complete your Ladybug Clock.
Animal Time Sequencing Cards Activity
- Free Grouchy Ladybug Animal Time Sequencing Cards printable
Instructions and Games:
- Print your Free Grouchy Ladybug Animal Time Sequencing Cards onto heavy cardstock. Cut out.
- Help you child sequence the cards according to the story. Which animal did the ladybug meet first? This is a great opportunity to introduce ordinal numbers and practice identifying first, second, third, and so on.
- Encourage your child to lay the cards out according to the time. Which is earlier, 8:00 or 7:00?
- Shuffle your cards and help your child represent the time on each card picked by moving the hands on their ladybug clock.
- Print out two sets of your cards to play a game of memory match.
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