November 11, 2019 | strande
Did you miss our Grumpy Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions so you can create your own crabby storytime at home, complete with songs and stories.
Don't need a full storytime? Borrow a rhyme when you need a short distraction, or check out these materials and spend a few minutes reading together.
Ruthie has a problem at school. It is the Snurtch. The Snurtch is a scribbly, grabby, rude monster who follows Ruthie around and gets her into all sorts of trouble. It seems Ruthie will never be rid of the Snurtch. But eventually, she realizes she's not the only one... George has one too.
RUFF RUFF WENT THE GROUCHY LITTLE DOG (inspired by jbrary)
Ruff ruff went the grouchy little dog one day, ruff ruff went the grouchy little dog.
Ruff ruff went the grouchy little dog one day, and they all went ruff ruff ruff. But…
We know dogs go [clap] la de la de la [wavey arms]
[clap] la de la de la [wavey arms], [clap] la de la de la [wavey arms]
We know dogs go [clap] la de la de la [wavey arms], they don’t go ruff ruff ruff.
Quack quack went the grumpy old duck one day, quack quack went the grumpy old duck.
Quack quack went the grumpy old duck one day, and they all went quack quack quack. But…
We know ducks go [clap] rub a dub a dub [running arms]
[clap] rub a dub a dub [running arms], [clap] rub a dub a dub [running arms]
We know ducks go [clap] rub a dub a dub [running arms], they don’t go quack quack quack.
FIVE GRUMPY HEDGEHOGS
Five grumpy hedgehogs, scolding at a mole.
One tripped on a rock and started to roll…
She rolled into a ball and bumped into a mouse.
How many hedgehogs are left to grouse?
As the cold winter approaches, the grumpy hedgehog refuses to share his hedge with the garden animals looking for shelter, but he's about to learn a valuable lesson about helping others.
FIVE GRUMPY TURKEYS
Five grumpy turkeys, cranky and bored; one waddled off, and then there were four.
Four grumpy turkeys, whiny as can be; one waddled off, and then there were three.
Three grumpy turkeys, glaring at you; one waddled off, and then there were two.
Two grumpy turkeys, pouting in the sun; one waddled off, and then there were one.
One grumpy turkey, definitely not cheerful; she waddled off, and then there were zero.
Talk about how you feel when you're grumpy, or how you can help someone else who is feeling grumpy.
Blueberry Cupcake Blues from the Pete the Cat Soundtrack
More Songs and Stories to Enjoy
Duck is grumpy in light of the fact that the pond is dry, so when she complains to her friends, they each welcome her to play with them.
Saturdays make Ada cranky because that's the day of her ballet class, and she hates ballet.
Jim Panzee wakes up in a bad mood one beautiful day, but he keeps denying he is grumpy even as his friends give advice for feeling better.
An outraged cookie shares with readers why he is so angry as he works to turn his bad mood into a happy one.
Goat is the grumpiest animal at Sunny Acres farm until he remembers that there is more to life than eating and being alone.
The man with the stormy heart is soaked. The weather has never been worse and his mood is as black as the sky. Outside a nearby shop, a little boy stands gazing at the beautiful treats on display. When the wind snatches the man's umbrella and drops it at the child's feet, can this hasty curmudgeon slow down long enough for an unlikely friendship to blossom?