Category: Holidays

Holiday themed stories.

The Seven Penguins’ Adventure

By Latyra B., Kenny R., Ladarious H., Howard M., Ieka H., Brandon S., Charlene H., Brittany T., and Marlisa B., Henry Suder School
Holidays Winter Holidays That's Weird, Grandma

Once upon a time, there were seven penguins. They lived in an abandoned building in a refrigerator. They lived on a different planet. They were very hungry and they didn’t know how to get to the North Pole to get food. They planned to hitchhike on an airplane to get to the North Pole. They put on hats and faces and coats and stacked on top of each other to look like humans. They didn’t have Plutonian passports to get to Earth, so they couldn’t get on the plane.  So they jumped into suitcases. They got to the North Pole, and Santa gave them food.

The Race

By Dorian W., South Loop School
Songs That's Weird, Grandma Other Venues Wilmette 2008

Once upon a time there was a man named Truman.  And he was joining the Big Race finals to win $300.  When he was practicing he run 5 miles a day.  When he run home he took his dog out and ran with his dog.  His dog was named Ace.  His dog was really nice and could run so fast.  He was the fastest dog in the whole world.
Truman was a gym teacher.  When he went to gym class he taught them to run 6 miles & he ran with them.  Truman taught at junior high.  The big race was in one more week.  One more week to practice.  When he got home he ran 10 blocks and went to the store, too.  His friend was competing in the race.  He was the fastest in Kansas City.  He ran for two days.  He ran from Kansas City to Memphis, TN.  The race was in three more days.  He asked Truman to practice.  They ran from Kansas City to Chicago. 
The race was tomorrow.  When Truman practiced, he tried so hard he thought he could beat his friend, Laslo.  “Today is the Race.” Said Laslo on the phone to his friend, Truman.
After Truman ate breakfast he took his dog out and ran.  The race was 2 hours when the race was about to start, Truman took his dog to his son’s house.  No dogs were allowed.
1 hour to the race.  Truman was very mad because his friend Laslo was making fun of him because he was slow.  Truman’s Dad knows Laslo’s dad.  Laslo’s dad knew that he was a cheater.
The race was about to begin.  They had to go from Kansas City to Sacramento.  The race started at one o’clock.  They had to run for 7 hours.  Truman and Laslo were in the lead. 
They made it to Denver.  Laslo had a plan to cheat.  He tripped Truman.  Truman fell into a sack and got tied up.  He didn’t have a cell, so he couldn’t call the police.
Laslo stopped at a restaurant named the 4 Aces.

The Princess’ Sleepover

By By Alveta M. & Tashay M., 4th Grade, Chalmers Elementary
Dialogues That's Weird, Grandma Other Venues TOTL 2006

Characers: Princess Tashay (PT), Princess Alveta (PA)
Settings: castle

PT: I am inviting all of my princess friends to the castle for my sleepover.
PA: Princess Tashay we have to make our invitation for all the princesses of the world except the dangerous one.
PT: I am going to mail these invitations.
PA: Did you make a mistake and invite the dangerous princess?
PT: Yes. ****
PA: Today is the day of our party.  Let’s get ready.  A princess is at the door.
PT: oh no it is the mean one.
PT: let’s vanish her with our powers.
PA: Now she is gone forever.
PT: Let’s finish having our party.
PA: First let’s go to the ball and set up the party.
PT: Okay.

The Lobster Factory

By Joseph W., Cleveland School
That's Weird, Grandma

One day their was a boy named Robin he worked at a lobster factory named Alberts one time while he was working a lobster jumped on his face and he was bleeding to death he call his mother and when she saw the lobster on his face she passed out then finally the lobster let go of his face and Robin ran away from the lobsters and then his mother got back up and did not see her son there so she look for him she found him and he said he would never work there again so he got a better job and he liked it and they all lived happily ever after.

The Girl Who Ruined Her Sister’s Life

By Troy C., Jasmine R., Malik S., Tierra W., Curtis F., and Jerry L., Dewey Academy
That's Weird, Grandma

Once upon a time it was a man named John, a girl named Lila and Lila’s sister CC that can turn into a dragon.  She could protect her sister, Lila.  Lila liked John and John liked Lila, but Lila’s sister didn’t want them to get together.  She tried to ruin their relationship.  When John and Lila would go somewhere, CC would say she had to go to the bathroom and she’s come back as a Dragon and try to grab her sister, and she and John would battle.  Lila had visions when her sister was going to do something bad, and Lila’s life was miserable.  The reason CC acted bad was because she wanted to get some attention, so she started a war between the Hot and Cold, so John and Lila break up because John is on the Hot and Lila’s on the Cold. CC was going to go to the Freeze to get more people to battle John.  When CC and John were fixin to battle, Lila tried to make them be friends.  They tried to take her but she turned into a dragon.  John took CC to get some ice cream, and she became friends with Lila.  They stopped to war.  The end.

The Destroyer

By Drake B., 3rd Grade, Loyola Park After School Program
Songs That's Weird, Grandma

The destroyer wil kill you!!!!! He likes to kill people with only a touch. The destroyer is the best pro staring contest winner. The destroyer was born on a planet named Mafagapagamif. His enemy is pants. He wears paper-mache for glasses.

The Crazy Reindeer

By Kajuan H., 5th Grade, Henry Suder Elementary
Holidays Winter Holidays That's Weird, Grandma

The reindeer just didn’t know what to do, but he did it he didn’t know what to do because santa didn’t need him anymore because they were fighting and arguing.  So the reindeer was going crazy, he didn’t eat all he did was go out side with a house coat and a silly houseshoes that didn’t really fit him.  So he flew back to the north pole asking santa can he work for him.  I won’t be crazy anymore.  Then why you still have on the house coat.  So the reindeer took the house coat off.  So santa said all right then they were back friend again.

The Cereal Bandit

By Galen Y., Hough Street School
True Stories That's Weird, Grandma

Hello my name is Ryan and this morning when I was eating my cereal I turned my back and when I turned back all my cereal was all over the table.  As you already know my name is Ryan but what I really need help with is to find out who dumped my cereal all over the table!  Do you think you can help?  Well than. Lets get to work. Here’s what I know.  I woke up this morning very hungry so I went in the kitchen and asked for breakfast My dad said how about cheerios I pointed (that means O.K.) as my dad poured the milk he said mm good eats, My sister Riley asked me for a tiny bite, and my brother Chase well he can’t talk so I guess he can’t be the bandit. My mom loves cheerios. Maybe it was her? But I can’t say it was first, need all the information!


By James, 5th Grade, Harold Washington Elementary
Holidays Thanksgiving That's Weird, Grandma

Once there was a family who’s having Thanksgiving. The boy’s name is John, his mother’s name is Jenny, and his aunties and his uncle’s names are Jack and Dorthy. Before they ate John made a Thanksgiving toast. Everybody says are you sure about this. He says yes I am. Jack the uncle said, this is a wonderful thing to do. Dorthy his auntie is waiting for the food, but she doesn’t want to toast. He toast anyway. This is what he said I love all of you and I wish you a very happy Thanksgiving.


By Del S., Loyola Park After School Program
True Stories Songs That's Weird, Grandma

When I was six may mom got me two tadpoles. One of them died I was very sad a lat of weeks later the other one died. Then my mom got me two more tadpoles and they died. Then she got me one more. But one day it flipped and laded on a sharp thing and it was bleeding. The next day it was dead I was very very very very very very very very very very very very sad. The End.