Dr. Seuss is always popular with young kids. We have had fun with Cat in the Hat, Hop on Pop, and Daisy-Head Mayzie. This year we discovered the Dr. Seuss book I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today, which is great for working with numbers (especially subtracting). After reading the book we did a craft for I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today.
I originally thought we’d recreate a few pages from the book, showing how the number of tigers goes down as they get subtracted from the bunch the main character brags that he can beat.
But my son doesn’t like paint on his hands. even just his thumb. After a couple baby tigers were on our first page, he decided he would rather draw his own version of the last page of the book. (I love the red and white striped hat he put on his person!)
(Related: Check out our Dr. Seuss-Inspired Crafts/Activities Page)
Sometimes craft plans just don’t work out like you expect. I wan’t about to make my son get paint on his fingers if he didn’t want to. My daughter, though, had fun making thumbprint tigers while her brother helped count.
I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today thumbprint craft
To make your own thumbprint tigers you will need:
- Orange paint
- Orange marker
- Black marker
- White craft paper
Use the paintbrush to apply orange paint to one thumb and make a print on your paper. Do this 30 times to create 30 tigers.
Once the paint is dry, use the orange marker to add ears and a tail to each tiger. Use the black marker to add stripes and faces.
We decided to add the book’s title to the center of our craft.
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