Celebrate the Ladybird’s tenth birthday with these What The Ladybird Heard activities

We’re celebrating the tenth anniversary of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks’s fantastically funny book What The Ladybird Heard with these fun What the Ladybird Heard activities.

03/07/2019
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What the Ladybird Heard celebrating 10 years

Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks’s bestselling picture book, What the Ladybird Heard, was first published ten years ago, so this July, the Ladybird is celebrating her 10th birthday, and we’re all very excited! If your little ones are fans of the crime-fighting Ladybird and her friends, they’ll love getting involved in the celebrations with these fun kids’ activity sheets.

Colour in the farm from What the Ladybird Heard

Activity sheet - colour in the farm - What the Ladybird Heard - Julia Donaldson - Lydia Monks
Colour in the farm from What the Ladybird Heard
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Make these paper chains to help the Ladybird celebrate her birthday

Activity sheet - paper chains - What the Ladybird Heard - Julia Donaldson - Lydia Monks
Make these paper chains to help the Ladybird celebrate her birthday
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Help the Ladybird spot the differences between the two pictures

Activity sheet - spot the difference - What the Ladybird Heard - Julia Donaldson - Lydia Monks
Help the Ladybird spot the differences between the two pictures
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Find all the words in the word search

Activity sheet - Wordsearch - What the Ladybird Heard - Julia Donaldson - Lydia Monks
Find all the words in the word search
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What the Ladybird Heard 10th Anniversary Edition

Book cover for What the Ladybird Heard 10th Anniversary Edition

This special edition of What the Ladybird Heard celebrates 10 years of farmyard fun, with glitter on every page and bonus material including a letter from Julia and never-seen-before pictures from Lydia Monks. 


If your little ones are fans of What the Ladybird Heard, they’ll also love What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday. Keep the kids entertained on their own holidays with these What The Ladybird Heard on Holiday activities.


Help Monkey Joe and the Queen’s corgis to find the bones

Activity sheet - find the bones in the maze - What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday - Julia Donaldson - Axel Scheffler
Help Monkey Joe and the Queen’s corgis to find the bones
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Match the animals to their shapes

Activity sheet - match the animals - What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday - Julia Donaldson - Lydia Monks
Match the animals to their shapes
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Spot the ladybirds. They're harder to find than you think!

Activity sheet - Spot the ladybirds - What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday - Julia Donaldson - Lydia Monks
Spot the ladybirds. They're harder to find than you think!
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Practice your drawing skills and copy the picture square by square

Activity sheet - copy the picture - What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday - Julia Donaldson - Lydia Monks
Practice your drawing skills and copy the picture square by square
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Match each zoo animal to the noise they make. Hint: lions roar!

Activity sheet - match the animal sounds - What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday - Julia Donaldson - Lydia Monks
Match each zoo animal to the noise they make. Hint: lions roar!
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What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday

Book cover for What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday

Those two bad men, Lanky Len and Hefty Hugh, are back! They may be in the city instead of the farm, but they haven't changed their thieving ways. In fact, they've got even more ambitious. They're planning to steal a monkey from the zoo and use it to pinch the Queen's crown. It's a pity for them that a certain crime-busting ladybird is holidaying in the very same city . . . and she's got a good idea that will ensure the dastardly pair won't get away with it!