Roksana from Hillingdon Libraries has created a wonderful tiger craft inspired by the tiger in the fantastic picture book “I am a Tiger’’ by Karl Newson.
It is an amazing book with a hilarious story about an imaginative tiny mouse who wants to be a tiger. It is full of colourful and funny illustrations of animals that children will definitely fall in love with.
Why not read“I am a Tiger’’ by Karl Newson and then, create this lovely tiger craft?
2 googly eyes
1) Take a half of an orange A4 card and roll it up to create your tiger’s body.
2) Cut out two pointy ears from the other half of the A4 orange card. An adult should help when using scissors, if necessary.
3) Take a black marker and colour the inner parts of the ears black.
3) Stick the ears to the tiger’s head.
7) Stick a pair of googly eyes to the tiger’s face. Remember, googly eyes are small parts – take care if you have preschool children at home. You may want to draw the eyes on, instead.
8) Take a black marker and draw a nose, a smiley mouth and some whiskers on your tiger’s face.
4) Draw tiger’s stripes using the black marker.
6) Cut a tiger’s tail out of the remaining piece of the orange card.
7) Take the black maker and draw tiger’s stripes on its tail.
7) Stick the tiger’s tail to the back of its body.
Finally, your tiger is ready and you can play with it.
Introducing our Digital Children’s Book of the Month: How To Survive Summer Camp by legendary author Jacqueline Wilson. This title is available for free audio download now, plus we’ve been posting fun new activities every week!
This is our last post for the summer, but if you’ve been enjoying our books and activities, please keep a look out for new events from us. We are planning to run g a Zoom children’s book club in the new school year: watch this space!
In How To Survive Summer Camp, we meet Stella, who has been unceremoniously not invited to her own mum’s honeymoon! Instead she has to face terrifying trouble like swimming lessons and awful new frenemies like Karen and Louise on a surprise trip to summer camp.
As someone who borrowed heaps of Jacqueline Wilson books from the library as a child – and absolutely hated swimming lessons – I’m super excited for this month’s pick!
This is a lovely short novel that we have available as an audiobook for free loan on BorrowBox, the digital library app. With a three hour reading time, it’s ideal for a summer holiday road trip or a lazy afternoon at home!
To borrow your digital copy, all you have to do is install our BorrowBox app, sign in and download. Find out how here.
This title would also be a wonderful pick for any child who is taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge this year, which is all happening online and which you can find out about on our website here.
This week, Abbie from Hillingdon Libraries has created this brand new word search, full of How To Survive Summer Camp words! A perfect little activity for fans of the book.
We Want Reviews!
We’re very excited to hear what people think about this month’s book, How To Survive Summer Camp. We would love to hear children’s thoughts, the best review of the week will earn a special certificate.
Kids could write a review, or even record a video or audio review. We’d love to see children’s most creative work.
If you would like to share your children’s work with us, so we can show it off to the world, please do! We will assume work is okay for us to share on social media, unless you label your message ‘do not share.’