BOOK GAMES FOR LITTLE READERS

There are some books we love as much as our children do.

Maybe because they signal bedtime? These games should give us 5 minutes to ourselves during the day too. Can we drink wine at 10am? Hmmm.

1 The Tiger Who Came to Tea, Judith Kerr

They draw (or write) a shopping list of things you might need for a tiger guest. They’ll need lots and lots of different types of food and drink, including beer. The tiger is a bit of a lush.

2 The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler

They draw their own Gruffalo thinking about different colours and describing words. Julia Donaldson’s has terrible teeth, knobbly knees, orange eyes, a black tongue and purple prickles all over his back. What will theirs look like? (Ps it’s fine if it looks like Julia’s, as long as it keeps them busy!

3 Dragons Love Tacos, Adam Rubin & Daniel Salmieri

They make tacos for a dragon guest with coloured paper and scissors.

You’ll need to quickly cut orange paper into big circles (the tacos). It’s easiest if you fold the paper and cut a semi circle — you can do a few at a time.

They snip the other ingredients: green paper; lettuce, yellow paper; cheese, red paper; mild salsa. Then they add the ingredients to the tacos, and roll — make sure you don’t give them spicy salsa or there will be dragon-sized trouble, OK?

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Article written by Sara Conway