Roald Dahl teaching resources

Roald Dahl is one of the most successful children’s writers in the world, famous for his rich descriptions, humour and unusual language. Roald Dahl Day takes place every year on 13th September (the author’s birthday), so don’t be a Twit, be a Champion of the World, and celebrate his quirky books and revolting rhymes with these free resources.


Teachers TV

Roald Dahl

Learn about the life and work of Roald Dahl with this video from Teachers TV.


Roald Dahl KS2 plans

This KS2 scheme of work contains planning and resources and is easy to differentiate.

James and the Giant Peach

Use this planning for a Year 5 unit on ‘stories by traditional authors.’

The BFG Lesson plan

This lesson plan is designed for Year 5 and is based on the well-known author, Roald Dahl.

Roald Dahl fact poster

Decorate your classroom with this poster, which contains facts about Roald Dahl.


Oompa Loompa song

Get your children singing and dancing as they make up their own version of the Oompa Loompa song.

Roald Dahl – BFG language

Employ this match-up exercise of words in The BFG as a nice introduction to Roald Dahl.

Revolting Rhymes

Get revolting with this resource in which students can insert new words into well-known nursery rhymes to make them “revolting”.

James and the Giant Peach - Describe the character

Get creative with this writing resource in which children find adjectives to describe the character of James.

Invent a Roald Dahl sweet wrapper

Dive into Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with this resource and use your creative side to design a sweet wrapper.

BFG recipe for dreams

What makes the perfect dream? Find out with this resource to make your own recipes based on The BFG.

Fantastic Mr Fox masks

Make your lessons more fun with these character masks for pupils to colour and decorate.

Reading / comprehension

Fantastic Mr Fox

Consolidate knowledge on Fantastic Mr Fox with this listening comprehension resource.


Use this comprehension activity based on an extract from the book Matilda.

George’s Marvellous Medicine

Mix up your own literacy potion with these comprehension questions.

The Witches - Roald Dahl

Use these comprehension activities on The Witches as an accompaniment to your teaching.

James and the Giant Peach

Explore the world of James and his giant peach with these guided reading questions and activities.

James and the Giant Peach guided reading

Explore the world of James and his giant peach with these guided reading questions and activities.

The Twits - reading comprehension

Use this set of reading comprehension questions based on The Twits to practice literacy skills and consolidate knowledge.


Roald Dahl maths investigation

Practisce numeracy skills with this “guess who’s coming to dinner?” activity adapted for Roald Dahl Day.

Multiplication game

In this homework game, children choose a times table to practise and then time how long it takes them to complete the game.