It’s Roald Dahl day on Friday 13 September, (being his birthday) and while I’ve left it a little late to read all of the books to Ameli – and to be honest she’s still a little young for them – she does love The Fantastic Mr Fox movie, and also Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. We’re currently busy reading The BFG though, and she’s enjoying that.
Below are ideas for celebrating Roald Dahl Day. As we do them I may replace the links, but these are mostly to other people’s posts right now.
Update: Want to focus on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? See this post!
You can watch:
- The Fantastic Mr Fox Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
- The Big Friendly Giant (free whole movie on Youtube)
- The Big Friendly Giant (Digitally Remastered)
- James and the Giant Peach
- The WitchesOr if your little fans are budding theatre goers, they could see a stage production of:
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,
- Matilda, or
- James and the Giant Peach.
You could go ahead and buy the Roald Dahl Revolting Recipes Book but there are also plenty ideas available online. How about trying:
- Nishnobblers (white and milk chocolate rounds) – From The BFG
- Bruce Bogtrotter’s Cake (chocolate cake) – from Matilda
- Crispy Wasp Stings On A Piece Of Buttered Toast – James and The Giant Peach
- Mr Twit’s Wormy Spaghetti
- Frobscottle Sundae – The BFG
- Snozzcumer Shapes – The BFG
- Dreamcatcher Jars – The BFG
- Frobscottle (Popping Drink) – The BFG
Make and Do
- Dream Jars from The Big Friendly Giant
- Wooden Sweets from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
- Make an origami fox from The Fantastic Mr Fox
- Make a fox mask
- Make Big Friendly Giant ears
- Sailing Books (Matilda)
- Free Printable resources for Matilda
- Make up words like Roald Dahl
- Top buys for Roald Dahl Fans
- Dream Jars
- Make some giant ears
- The BFG_bookmarks from the new film
- The BFG printable colouring pages (5 pictures)
- Printable BFG display posters and learning activities
- Download the Roald Dahl day resources pack with a party pack, quiz pack, or sports day pack.
- Print these Roald Dahl activities and games
- Print these Roald Dahl story characters to colour
- The Puffin Books website has a wonderful resource for adults