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“Christmas Cheer for the Grouchy Ladybug” by Eric Carle

“Christmas Cheer for the Grouchy Ladybug” is a story about how a grouchy ladybug turns to a “happy” ladybug for “Christmas” means “joy for all”.

Book Title: Christmas Cheer for the Grouchy Ladybug

Author: Eric Carle

Central Topic/Theme: Christmas


“Christmas” means “joy for all”. Do you think the grouchy ladybug will turn to a “happy” ladybug?

Questions to ask

  1. What does “Christmas” mean?
  2. When do we celebrate Christmas?
  3. Did the grouchy ladybug become happy? Why did you say so?
  4. What do you think make the ladybug happy?
  5. What makes you happy during Christmas?

Extension activities

  • Christmas Jingle. Sing Christmas songs. You may use bells or other musical instruments to accompany the song.
  • Christmas Tree craft. Create a Christmas tree using a paper plate.
  • Christmas Ball painting. Let the children paint a styro ball. Hang it on a Christmas tree as a decoration.