This activity was created as a follow-up to the story “The Grouchy Ladybug”. I love the fun and functionality this activity provides. The dots of the ladybug are used as playing pieces for a tic-tac-toe board.

Recommended Grade Level: PreK-1

Supplies Needed:

Grouchy Ladybug Pieces (print on card stock for durability)

Crayons or markers




Print copies of the "Grouchy Ladybug Pieces" for each student. Allow students time to color and cut out the parts. Remind them that the "board" should not be covered with a dark color so it can be visible for playing. Instruct students to glue the head slightly under the body as well as the legs (so the board is not covered). Once complete, students can pair up with a friend to play tic-tac-toe.