The Tiger Who Came To Tea Activities For Children

The Tiger Who Came To Tea is a popular storybook by Judith Kerr about a mischievous and very hungry tiger who eats and drinks everything in little Sophie’s home. It’s also been creatively transformed into one of the most lively family shows of the moment, so why not book your tickets and join in the fun? In the meantime, check out the following activities based on the now touring production.

Act Out the Story 

Little ones love to hear their favourite stories time and time again. So, how about acting out The Tiger Who Came To Tea plotline as a family? You’ll need a tiger mask, which you can hand make with your child. You’ll also need some props including a tea set, tablecloth and plenty of snacks. In the original story, the tiger eats all of the buns, biscuits and cake until there’s nothing left. He also drinks all the tea and milk.

To make this activity even more fun, take it in turns playing the different roles. These include Tiger, Mummy, Sophie, Daddy and even the Milkman. Try to learn your lines and do it without a script. You could also adlib and add your very own lines to the play. 

Host a Tiger Tea Party 

Children’s shows such as The Tiger Who Came To Tea can ignite the imagination and inspire little ones to host their very own tea party. To make this an event to remember, ask everyone to bring a plush tiger toy and serve up a range of delicious tiger-themed treats. Ideas include tiger coloured marble cake, tiger cookies and decorated muffins. You could even decorate the house with a tiger striped tablecloth and black/orange balloons. Making an orange punch loaded with fruit to match the theme of your party should also go down well.


Tiger-Themed Arts Collage 

Draw the rough outline of a tiger on a large piece of paper. Then, ask your little ones to cut out lots of different pictures from magazines that can be used to create a unique tiger collage. They can stick to the traditional colours of a tiger, filling in the gaps with different shades of orange paper and black for the stripes - or they can fill the tiger shape with different patterns for a unique effect. The beauty of art is that there are no hard and fast rules. 

If your children are too young to use scissors on their own, make sure you’re there to supervise them. Alternatively, you could lay out lots of  different tiger-themed pictures for them to colour in. 


Go on a Tiger Safari

Wouldn’t it be cool to go on a tiger safari in your very own garden? For this, you need to get creative. Spend time making props such as stepping stones, homemade trees, rockpools and watering holes. Set these up outside and then map your route. Where will your toy tigers hide? Can you find them good spots where they can take a nap? 

Family theatre shows bring joy to so many and are a great way to introduce children to the theatre. Book your tickets to The Tiger Who Came To Tea today and enjoy clumsy chaos, singalong songs and a whole lot of interactive fun. This show is suitable for children aged three and above.