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The Tickle Tree

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.


  1. Coloring pages click here
    • Download coloring pages to your computer and then print for proper size.
  2. Mobile
    • 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
  3. Dream creatures
    • Pick one or more of your favorite dream creatures from the book and re-create them.
    • Create your own dream creatures
  4. Watercolor
    • 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.
  5. Dream pictures
    • Draw pictures of your dreams
    • Using tissue paper fill in your pictures with color to create a collage

Benefits of art activities:

  1. Cutting helps develop fine-motor skills.
  2. Threading and tying knots help develop fine-motor skills.
  3. Drawing dream creatures and dream scenes encourage creativity and self expression.
  4. Doing several activities for one project help children learn that there are several ways.
  5. 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.