The Tickle Tree
The Tickle Tree by Chae Strathie and illustrate by Poly Bernatene is a beautiful bed time story. The story takes you on an adventure through a beautifully illustrated dream world where you dance with marvelous musical meeps and listen to the buzz of the snugglebug.
- Coloring pages click here
- Download coloring pages to your computer and then print for proper size.
- Use Coloring Pages
- Color and cut out
- Use a hole punch to punch holes into tops of pictures or a needle and thread to make holes smaller
- Attach pictures to a wire hanger with yarn or thread
- Dream creatures
- Pick one or more of your favorite dream creatures from the book and re-create them.
- Create your own dream creatures
- Using watercolor paper and watercolor paints, paint a background for your dream creatures.
- Draw your dream creatures on top of your background. Use pencil first if you want then trace in ink pen or marker so they will stand out on your background.
- Dream pictures
- Draw pictures of your dreams
- Using tissue paper fill in your pictures with color to create a collage
Benefits of art activities:
- Cutting helps develop fine-motor skills.
- Threading and tying knots help develop fine-motor skills.
- Drawing dream creatures and dream scenes encourage creativity and self expression.
- Doing several activities for one project help children learn that there are several ways.
- Children will have he opportunity to practice using different art mediums. They may find they are really good at one or several.
Outschool Story Time and Art
I am offering a story time and art club on Outschool.com. If you are interested in sharing stories and creating art with your children, check out my class here. I will read a new story each week and walk you through an art activity that goes along with that day’s book.