Whether you live with one, go to school with one or work with one, we all know someone who is a habitual grouch. It seems there is always that one person who is constantly irritable, grumpy and just plain miserable. Did you know there is an actual “holiday” set aside each year for grumps? October 15th is National Grouch Day! While the origins of this holiday are not confirmed, some believe the event was created in honor of everyone’s favorite Sesame Street grump – Oscar the Grouch.
This October 15th, why not send that special sour-puss a little card to let them know you are thinking of them, anonymously of course. Or bake them a batch of Oscar the Grouch-themed cookies? Not that that will cheer them up or anything. And if you are generally a happy, cheery person, today is your day to whine and complain all day long
National Grouch Day Fun:
- Free Grouch Day Cards – Send a “Happy” Grouch Day e-greeting from Blue Mountain or 1001 Postcards.
- Grouch in a Can – Make this Oscar the Grouch-type craft using an empty film canister, pom-poms and wiggly eyes.
- Movies – Treat your favorite grump to a grumpy movie. There are so many grouches to choose from – there’s Scrooge, Grumpy Old Men, On Golden Pond, As Good as It Gets, City Slickers, Gran Torino, It’s a Wonderful Life, Beethoven and Up.
- Oscar’s Trash Collection Game – This fun online thinking game encourages children to sort junk in groups.
- Sesame Street Bumper Cars Game – Go ahead – ride the rotten bumper cars!
- Oscar the Grouch Coloring Pages – Print these 10 free coloring pages at home and color.
Happy National Grouch Day!
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