25+ Tiger Activities for Children That Are Wonderful!

Did you know that in the last 150 years alone, approximately 97% of the world’s wild tiger🐯 population has vanished? Days such as ‘International Tiger Day,’ celebrated annually on the 29th of July, are aimed at raising awareness for wildlife conservation and saving wild tigers🐯 from the brink of extinction. 

Not only are tigers majestic, but they are incredibly fascinating creatures. When I took my kids to the local zoo recently, they were super excited to see tigers🐯 and were mesmerized by the animal. 

In this article, I will be sharing ideas for activities and snacks that will help your kids learn about this wonderful creature and also inspire them to create art. 

Interesting Tiger Activities For Kids

I find tigers🐯 absolutely fascinating. While I worked on this article, my kids🧒 watched several documentaries and read several books that were illuminating of their plight in the wild and were filled with interesting facts about their hunting habits, eating habits, and much more. 

The below-mentioned activities aim towards only educating your children about this wonderful animal and using it as an inspiration for snacks, art projects, and other exercises that will improve your child’s reading comprehension, fine motor skills, mathematical➕ skills, and letter recognition. 

Watch Documentaries About Tigers 

While you can visit a zoo with your child and see a tiger🐯, the tigers are often stuck in a cage and are unable to flex their animalistic instincts. Documentaries are a great medium to show your children tigers🐯 in their natural habitat, hunting and taking care of their family. 

I recommend showing your kids the following documentaries- ‘The Sumatran Tiger: The Last of Their Kind,’ ‘The Tiger and the Monk,’ and ‘Killer Tigers of India.’ 

These documentaries do a great job of showing tigers in their natural habitat while also tackling the issue of their endangerment and how South Asian countries like India🇮🇳, Bangladesh🇧🇩, Cambodia🇰🇭, and Thailand🇹🇭 are trying to protect the species from extinction.

Tiger Bookmark 

Does your child enjoy reading and is a big fan of tigers? If yes, then this bookmark🔖 is the perfect craft for them. 

What you need- 

White construction paper, pencil, black marker, scissors, ruler, and orange color pencil. 


  • Using a pencil and ruler, draw a large (8 inch * 2 inch) rectangle on the white construction paper and cut it using scissors. 
  • Ask your child to use the orange color pencil and start scribbling just the middle of the paper strip, leaving the edges blank. 
  • Now, to create the black stripes, using the ruler, mark every inch on one side of the strip. Then, on the opposite side of the strip, ask them to make a stripe between the stripes on the other side of the strip. Make the stripes more realistic using the marker, and your bookmark is ready. 

Watch Movies About Tigers 

Other than showing your kids some nature documentaries that focus on tigers, you can also show them several movies about tigers🐯. I highly recommend showing your kids the following movies- ‘The Jungle Book,’ ‘The Life of Pi,’ ‘Two Brothers,’ ‘The Tigger Movie,’ ‘We Bought a Zoo,’ ‘Zootopia,’ and ‘The Tiger: An Old Hunter’s Tale.’ 

Many of these movies are heartwarming, but they can also be emotional and scary, so I would advise parents to watch these films along with their kids🧒. 

Tiger Brown Paper Bag 

Show your child how to repurpose an old paper bag🛍️ to make their favorite animal. 

What you need- 

A black marker, glue stick, orange, black, and white cardstock paper, a brown paper bag🛍️, scissors, and a white-out pen. 


  • On white cardstock paper, draw a large oval for the tiger’s chest and a smaller oval for the tiger’s mouth. 
  • Also, make two tiger ears by drawing a long oval and dividing it in half. Using the scissors, cut out the pieces. 
  • Cover the brown paper bag🛍️ using the orange cardstock paper. Just like you made the tiger’s ears with the white cardstock, make another set of ears that are a little bigger. 
  • Using the glue stick, paste the white ears on top of the orange ears and paste it on the tiger’s head. 
  • Paste the smaller white oval under the ears and the larger oval under the smaller white oval on the orange paper. 
  • Using black cardstock paper, make two eyeballs and several stripes of varying sizes. 
  • Paste the eyeballs above the smaller white oval and the stripes around the orange cardstock paper. Your tiger brown paper bag🛍️ is ready. 

Tiger Paper Plates 

If the tiger🐯 is your child’s favorite animal, then help them make this easy craft to decorate their room with. 

What you need-  

A green marker, pencil✏️, sticky tape, scissors, black and white paint, a paper plate, and orange paint. 


  • Fold a quarter of the plate and draw two ears on the two sides. Cut around the years. 
  • Draw a semi-circle on the lower third of the plate. Leave this semi-circle blank and paint the rest of the face orange. 
  • Using the black⚫ paint and paintbrush, draw a rounded triangle on the white part of the plate. 
  • Also, draw the whiskers and the mouth. 
  • On the orange portion of the plate, use black paint to draw the boundary around the face, black stripes, and two eyes. 
  • Use the white paint to make the eyeballs and the green🟢 marker to make the iris of the eye. Your paper plate tiger is ready. 

Pro Tip- 

You can also use an animated tiger as a reference for this art. 

Tiger Fruit Snack 

If your kids love tigers, then they will really enjoy making and eating this fruit snack inspired by tigers. 

What you need- 

Toothpicks, chocolate chips, oranges, melted chocolate🍫, and strawberries🍓. 


  • Peel two oranges. Remove the orange slices of only one of the oranges. 
  • Take two orange slices and, using the toothpicks, secure them on the whole orange. This will create the illusion of tiger🐯 ears. 
  • Melt some chocolate🍫 in a microwave and put it in a piping bag.
  • Take two chocolate🍫 chips and pipe some molten chocolate behind it. Stick these two chips below the orange ears. 
  • Cut a small piece of the strawberry 🍓and glue it to the orange in a similar fashion below the eyes. 
  • Use the rest of the molten chocolate to add other features like whiskers, mouth, stripes, and eyebrows. Repeat the process if serving more than one person. 

Pro Tip- 

If any orange🍊 slices are not used in the craft, then coat them in the melted chocolate and serve separately. 

Read Books About Tigers 

There are several fiction and non-fiction books📚 for children to read about tigers. This summer, my children read the following books- ‘The Tiger Who Came To Tea,’ ‘Never Tickle a Tiger,’ ‘National Geographic Kids Readers: Tiger,’ ‘Mr Tiger Goes Wild,’ ‘There’s a Tiger in the Garden,’ ‘My Mum’s a Tiger,’ and ‘Crazy About Cats.’ 

These books were full of beautiful illustrations and photographs and were written in an easy-to-read manner. 

Tiger’s Blood Punch for Children 

If you are hosting a tiger-themed birthday party for your children, then this is a great party punch🍹 idea. 

What you need- 

Hulled strawberries🍓, white sugar, ice cubes, lemon juice, lemon-lime soda, watermelon juice, jingle ale, and cream coconut. 


  • In a blender, add strawberries, one tablespoon of lemon🍋 juice, three-quarters of a cup of lemon-lime soda, one-quarter cup of white sugar, and several ice cubes. Blend until smooth. 
  • Add this strawberry mixture to a large pitcher, along with watermelon🍉 juice and cream of coconut. Combine using a large ladle and place in the fridge until ready to serve. 
  • Mix ginger ale right before serving. 

Visit a Local Zoo 

If there is a tiger at your local zoo, then you should take your children to see the tigers. The kids will also learn a lot about the tiger’s🐅 eating habits and habitat in the wild through a guided tour. 

If you are unable to visit the zoo, then you can show your kids a webcam feed of the tigers, made available on YouTube by The San Diego Zoo and other zoos and animal sanctuaries. 

Tiger’s Blood Popsicles 

This is a great popsicle🍧 idea for kids during the summer. 

What you need- 

Popsicle molds, popsicle sticks, strawberries, lemon juice, lemon-lime soda, white sugar, water, watermelon juice, cream of coconut, and sliced strawberries. 


  • In a blender, add strawberries, one tablespoon of lemon juice, three-quarters of a cup of lemon-lime soda, one-quarter cup of white sugar, and several ice cubes. Blend until smooth. 
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix the remainder of the ingredients along with the strawberry mixture. 
  • Place two to three strawberry🍓 slices in each popsicle mold along with the popsicle sticks before adding the mixture. 
  • Put in the freezer for at least 8 hours. 

Tiger Dot to Dot 

This is a wonderful exercise for your preschoolers and kindergarteners as it strengthens their observational skills and their counting skills. Download a dot-to-dot template featuring a tiger🐅 from the internet and print it out on white paper. 

Ask your child to follow the instructions on the page to complete the drawing. Once finished, they can even color in the drawing. 

Cheese Popcorn 

Your kids will love this tiger-inspired popcorn🍿 recipe. It is a perfect snack for your tiger-themed movie marathon. 

What you need- 

Cheddar cheese powder, butter, and popcorn🍿. 


  • Melt some butter and mix in the cheddar cheese powder. 
  • Pour this on top of freshly popped popcorn🍿 and mix until all the popcorn🍿 is properly coated. The popcorn is ready to be served. 

Pro Tip- 

You can serve the popcorn in a tiger print popcorn cone. 

Tiger Symmetry Painting 

My toddler couldn’t believe the end results of this simple art activity. 

What you need- 

Black, orange, and white paint, and white construction paper. 


  • Fold the white construction paper in half. 
  • On one half of the paper, help your child draw the tiger’s face using their fingers. They can use a cartoon tiger as a reference picture. 
  • My toddler used black paint to draw the silhouette of the tiger’s face. Then, she used the white paint around the eyes👀, ears👂, and the mouth👄. And filled the remaining blank space with orange paint.
  • Now, while the paint is still wet, ask them to fold the paper and press on it properly. 

Pro Tip- 

You can use the same technique to help your child make other animal portraits as well. 

Tiger Face Painting 

Help your child embrace their inner tiger by painting their face as a tiger🐯. 

What you need- 

Face Painting Paint and Paintbrush. 

I painted my child’s face with the help of a YouTube tutorial. I highly recommend that you do the same if you have never had your face painted before. 

Pro Tip- 

Getting your face painted can be tedious and long; I sat my kids facing the television screen while painting their faces. 

Tiger Oreo Cookies 

Tiger Oreo cookies🍪 are the perfect treat for a tiger-themed birthday party. 

What you need- 

Orange and Brown Candy Melts, Spoon, and Oreo Cookies. 


  • Melt the orange candy melts in the microwave. 
  • Dip each Oreo cookie in the orange candy melts. 

Bubble Wrap Tiger Painting 

Do you often wonder how to reuse bubble wrap? This tiger painting artwork is a wonderful way to reuse bubble wrap. 

What you need- 

A rectangular block, tape, used bubble wrap, paint🎨 palette, paint, and cardstock paper. 


  • Wrap the bubble wrap around the rectangular block and use the tape to secure it. 
  • Create a paint palette🎨 inspired by tigers. Or squirt orange, black, and white paint in three different cups. 
  • Using a pencil✏️, help your child draw a tiger. 
  • Tell them what color to paint where and ask them to use the bubble wrap to put paint on the canvas. 

Pro Tip- 

Your kids can paint other animals in the same way. 

Tiger Balloons 

If you are organizing a tiger-themed birthday party for your children, then you should consider making these tiger stripe balloons🎈. 

What you need- 

Orange balloons🎈 and black markers. 


After you have blown the balloons🎈, using a black marker, help your child make tiger stripes. If you are feeling extra confident, I’d also recommend making the tiger’s face as well. 

Pro Tip- 

You can also buy tiger-striped balloons🎈 online. 

Tiger Crosswords

Test your child’s tiger knowledge by making them a tiger crossword. This exercise is meant for elementary school kids. 

For my son’s crosswords, I included the following questions- “What is the name of a baby tiger?”, “Country with the highest Wild Tiger Population,” “Country with the highest Captive Tiger Population,” “6-Letter Word For a Group of Tigers,” and “A Tiger’s Saliva Is…” 

Tiger Striped Straws 

Using edible orange and black paint, you and your child can make tiger🐯 stripe straws and tiger stripe water bottles. 

Tiger Rice Krispie Treats 

This is a quick and adorable sweet treat for your tiger-loving kids. 

What you need- 

Rice Krispie Treats, Wooden Skewers, and Orange and Black Candy Melts. 


  • In two microwaveable bowls, melt the orange and black candy melts separately. 
  • Cut the rice krispies (homemade or store-bought) into 3-inch * 2-inch rectangles. 
  • Put a wooden skewer in each rice krispie and coat them completely in the orange candy melt. 
  • While the melted candy hardens on a cooling rack, pour the melted black candy into a piping bag and use it to make stripes on the rice krispies. Pop it in the fridge and serve once the candy hardens. 

Pro Tip- 

You can also use the same technique to make tiger marshmallows and tiger pretzel sticks. 

Tiger Enclosures 

Challenge your child to make a tiger enclosure for a toy plastic tiger🐯 with the provided items. 

What you need- 

Wooden clothespins, popsicle sticks, paint, a paintbrush, and a toy plastic tiger🐅. 

While the wooden clothespins and popsicle sticks are meant to build the structure, the paint is for decoration (which is optional).

Tiger Tail 

Help your toddler make a tiger🐯 tail for the next time they want to role-play as a tiger. 

What you need- 

Tape, orange and black paint, paintbrush🧹, and empty paper towel rolls. 


  • Connect two to three empty paper towel rolls to each other using tape. 
  • Using a paintbrush, paint the paper towels orange (you can do this step before connecting the paper towel rolls to each other as well). 
  • Using the black paint, draw the tiger’s black stripes. The tail is ready. 

Your child can use tape to tuck the tail behind their back. 

Tiger Word Search 

Create a tiger-related word search for your child. To create a word search, write down 10 to 15 words related to tigers🐯 and build a word search around them.

I recommend using a grid of 15*15, writing the tiger-related words diagonally, horizontally, and vertically, and then writing random letters around it. 

Pro Tip- 

You can make a similar word search for other animals and topics, as it is a great way to teach your kids new words and improve their vocabulary. 

Tiger Foam Cup Project 

Help your preschooler make their very own tiger friends with this project. 

What you need- 

Foam Cups🥤, Pencil, Orange Paint, Black Felt Fabric, Scissors, Glue, Orange Cardstock Paper, Googly Eyes👀, and Black Marker. 


  • Using the paintbrush, paint the foam cup orange. 
  • While the paint dries, using the pencil, draw a rounded triangle on the black felt fabric and cut it. Make the tiger stripes using the same technique. 
  • Draw small ears on the construction paper and cut them with the scissors. 
  • Place the foam cup upside down and paste the ears on what is now the top of the foam cup. 
  • Paste the googly eyes👀 next and the felt triangle under the eyes. 
  • Using the black marker, make the mouth of the tiger. 
  • Start pasting the stripes around the cup however you like. 

Tiger Trivia Quiz 

Host a tiger🐯 trivia quiz for your tiger-obsessed children to test their knowledge. If two or more kids are playing, then divide them into teams and reward them with a small prize. 

The questions should be simple and should be about any books they have read about tigers, basic tigers 🐯 facts, conservation efforts, and movies about tigers. 

Tiger Headband 

Your toddler will really enjoy wearing and playing with this tiger 🐯 headband. 

What you need is- 

Black Marker, scissors, glue, tape, and orange, white, and black cardstock paper. 


  • Take an orange construction paper and draw a cartoon tiger. Cut it with scissors.
  • For the lower half of the tiger’s face (which is usually white), make the necessary shape on the white construction paper, cut it, and paste it on the orange cardstock paper.
  • Similarly, make the eyeballs👀 using white construction paper and paste them where the eyes should be. 
  • Using the black cardstock paper, make and cut the tiger’s iris. 
  • With the black marker, add features like a nose👃, mouth👄, and stripes to the face. 
  • Make a headband with the remaining cardstock paper and paste the tiger’s face on the front. Secure the headband with tape and stapler pins. 

Tiger Play Dough 

Playing with play dough from a young age strengthens your child’s fine motor skills. It is also a great outlet for their creativity. 

What you need- 

To make tiger-inspired play dough, you’ll need orange and black food coloring, water, vegetable oil, cream of tartar, salt, and all-purpose flour. 


  • In a large cooking pan, add 2 cups of all-purpose flour, two teaspoons of cream of tartar, and 1 cup of salt. 
  • Add 1 cup of water and two tablespoons of vegetable oil to the dry ingredients. Mix it together over medium heat until the batter is thick. 
  • Take it off the heat and divide the batter into two batches. Put a few drops of orange and black food coloring on each playdough, respectively, and knead carefully. 

Once the playdoughs have cooled down, it is ready to play with. 

Tiger Sensory Bag 

Playing with sensory bags is a great way to engage your child’s touch, smell, and sight senses. My kids loved playing with their bags. 

What you need- 

Black Marker, Large Ziplock Bag, Orange Food Coloring, and Hair Gel. 


  • Using the black marker, draw the tigers’ ears👂, eyes👀, mouth👄, and whiskers on the ziplock bag. 
  • Fill the bag with hair gel and add a few drops of orange food coloring. 

Your children can take it from here. 

Paper Tiger Mask 

Help your child make a tiger🐯 mask to play with. 

What you need– 

Large Popsicle Sticks, orange🟠 cardstock paper, paintbrush, and black and white paint. 


  • On the orange🟠 cardstock paper, draw a circular shape that will cover your child’s face properly. Make two eye holes from which your child can look through and two ears. Using the scissors✂️, cut the tiger face mask and use a box cutter to cut out the eyes. 
  • Using the white paint, paint under the eyes. This will be the tiger’s mouth. 
  • Take a smaller brush dunked in black paint or a fine-tip black marker to make features like the nose👃, mouth👄, and whiskers. 
  • Make the stripes on the rest of the face using the black paint. 
  • Using tape, secure a popsicle stick to the bottom of the mask. 


Tigers 🐯are amazing, beautiful, and majestic animals on the cusp of extinction due to human negligence and greed. With these tiger-oriented activities, I hoped to educate my children about their plight and help them appreciate these beautiful animals. 

By educating our children about tiger 🐯conservation efforts, we can hope to create a better future filled with conscientious adults. 

Hopefully, the tiger-inspired🐯 snack ideas, art projects, and birthday party decorations will be fun to take part in for you and your children. 

In the comments down below, let me know the activities you took part in, whether they were successful or not, and what changes you made to them to suit your children’s needs. 

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