TLE Story Time | Terrific!

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Welcome to TLE’s Storytime featuring the story TERRIFIC! by Sophie Gilmore!

Featured Story: Terrific!

Five friends are looking for something TERRIFIC to do. But with each having different interests and abilities…what could be terrific for them all

Climbing? Not for everyone. Swimming? DEFINITELY not for everyone. Hanging from their toes? Absolutely not! Will the friends find something terrific to do together before Snake manages to upend their perfect afternoon? 

~ by Sophie Gilmore

Craft Activity: Animal Rainbow Scratch Art

Materials needed:

  • Scissors
  • Animal Scratch Art kit (example pictured below)


  • Scratch art paper and scratch tool (lolipop stick)
  • Yarn
  • Hole puncher


  1. Use the scratch tool to create patterns and uncover areas on the scratch art paper.
  2. Carefully punch out the animal (pre-cut designs) OR cut along the outline of your animal.
  3. Create or push out the holes in your art animal to use the yarn (provided in some kits) to add fun features to your art, such as a tail. Cut and thread the yarn through the holes to finish off your scratch art.

Easy Paper Craft

Here is an easy paper craft alternative to the Animal Rainbow Scratch Art.

Materials needed:

  • Paper
  • Crayons, coloured pencils or markers


  • Draw a picture of something TERRIFIC you would like to do with your friends!
  • Pick an animal picture, download, print and colour.

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