Grumpy Frog is not grumpy. He loves green, and he loves to hop, and he loves winning. But what happens when Grumpy Frog doesn’t win, or encounters – horror of horrors – a Pink Rabbit?
Join Grumpy Frog as he learns about compromise and tolerance, friendship and the power of saying sorry.
- Write your own story about a grumpy animal. What might happen to it.
- Think of synonyms for different emotions (e.g. happy, excited, sad, angry, grumpy).
- Most of the text in the story is written using direct speech. Can you rewrite part of it using reported speech?
- Write a diary entry from the frog’s (or the pink rabbit’s) point of view.
- Write a letter from the frog to pink rabbit to apologise for his behaviour. How might the rabbit respond?
- Make a list of words that could be used to describe different shades and tints of green (e.g. lime, pistachio, emerald).
- Watch this video, in which the author reads the book, and think of some questions that you would like to ask him:
- Write a report about frogs. Where do they live? How are they adapted to their habitat?
- Create a food chain / web that includes frogs.
- Create a game in which a frog has to avoid things by hopping.
- Use publishing software to make a poster that shows actions you can take to help yourself when you are feeling grumpy.
- Could you make some puppets to represent Grumpy Frog and Pink Rabbit? Use them to perform the story to an audience.
- Draw some illustrations that show a person (or an animal) showing a range of emotions. Our free emotions cards may help with this activity.
- Mix paints to show different shades of green (and other colours).
- Design a new banner or flag that Grumpy Frog could wave when he needs to say sorry to his friends.
- Draw Grumpy Frog by following along with this video tutorial:
- Find out the names of different colours in other languages.
- Think of some times when you felt grumpy. Why did you feel that way? When / how did your emotions change?
- Make a scale that shows different emotions. Use an arrow to show how you are feeling right now.
- Think of some things that you could do to help somebody who might be feeling grumpy.
- Make a list of things that you can do to improve your own emotions when you are grumpy.
- How do you feel when you lose a game? Make a list of the best (and worst) ways to behave when you lose at something.
- The animals all forgive Grumpy Frog when he is mean to them. What does it mean to forgive somebody? Can you think of a time when you have forgiven a friend or family member?