With their crazy characters and silly rhymes, Dr. Seuss books are always popular with young kids.
Over the years we have had fun with lots of Seuss-inspired crafts & activities.
I thought we had read them all, until a recent trip to the library. We had so much fun reading our latest find that we couldn’t help but do a craft to go with it.
Young Seuss fans will love this I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today craft.
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In the past we have had fun with a Cat in the Hat craft, Hop on Pop activity, and a cute Daisy-Head Mayzie craft.
This year we discovered the Dr. Seuss book I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today, which is great for working with numbers (especially subtracting).
We had lots of fun making thumbprint tigers to go with the book.
I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today craft
- Orange paint
- Orange marker
- Black marker
- White craft paper
Use the paintbrush to apply orange paint to one thumb and press the thumb on the paper to make a thumbprint.
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.
Want to go further? Use a marker to add the book’s title to the center of your craft.
I originally thought we’d all recreate a few different 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. 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.
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!)
No matter how you choose to do the I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today craft, I know you will love the book.
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I think his little tiger is the cutest thing I’ve seen today!
And the whole activity is adorable.
Thank you! I have to say I loved his attempt of the last page!
Thanks for the heads up on this book, never heard of it!
I hadn’t either, but found it by the Dr. Seuss books and had to check it out!
Kali @ For the Love of Spanish says
My kids didn’t like to get their hands dirty as preschoolers either.
The drawing is too cute. Love the hat!
Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!
Thanks so much for hosting the hop! (Have to say I am quite partial to his little picture!)
Thaleia (@Something2Offer) says
We love Dr. Seuss books! Thanks for sharing. I’m featuring your post on The Thoughtful Spot Blog Hop!.
Thanks for featuring it!
You already found that I featured you this week, but I just wanted to say you made some pretty cute tigers!
Oh, thank you!
Tina at Mommynificent says
This looks like so much fun! I’ve never heard of that Dr. Suess book either – will definitely be on the lookout now! Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday! Looking forward to seeing you again this week!
Donna DM Yates says
What a cute book and fun idea. I’ve never heard of this book before.