Celebrating Roald Dahl Day

Lesson ideas, creative activities and quizzes to help primary students celebrate the world of Roald Dahl

Tes Resources Team

The Author Roald Dahl Thinking About Writing, Matilda,fantastic Mr Fox,enormous Crocodile,the Twits,the Magic Finger,james & The Giant Peach,georges Marvellous Medicine,charlie & The Chocolate Factory

Worksheets, storyboards and quizzes to inspire young learners as you explore the world of Roald Dahl 

Roald Dahl Day, celebrated on 13 September, is a perfect opportunity to introduce your class to books that have inspired children for generations. He is renowned for creating characters that are loved by all: from the eccentric Mr Fox and the Grand High Witch to the extraordinary, yet easily relatable, Matilda, James and Charlie.

What better time to ignite the imaginations of your students and capture the joy, intrigue and adventure of the magical worlds that Dahl created?

Discovering plots and engaging creatively

Fantastic Mr Fox Comprehension

Fantastic Mr Fox Comprehension

Fantastic Mr Fox worksheets based on the first 5 chapters of the book. Actvities and questions included in the worksheets are based on Bloom's taxonomy questions, as well as the reading strategies outlined in Active Literacy approaches.
The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl

The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl

A 28 page booklet based on Roald Dahl's novel The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me. It is suitable for KS1 and lower KS2. Worksheets can be printed out individually for differentation as some involve writing, others drawing and some reference work. Includes:- Descriptive writing, imaginative writing, w...
Roald Dahl-Inspired Poetry Lesson Plan for KS2

Roald Dahl-Inspired Poetry Lesson Plan for KS2

Write a poem based on a Roald Dahl book or character. Lots of suggestions for different poetry ideas based on Roald Dahl's work, plus tips and techniques, and examples. Ideal for Key Stage 2 pupils. Ideal for Roald Dahl Day on 13th September too.