Roald Dahl Books and Activities

6 Roald Dahl Day Ideas for Awesome Activities and Lessons

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If you’re looking for another fun theme lesson, look no further than Roald Dahl.

Get Roald Dahl Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (AFFILIATE)You know Roald Dahl, the author of some of our favorite children’s books like Matilda, The BFG, The Twits, James and the Giant Peach, and — my personal favorite — Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (and so many more!).

Roald Dahl Day

September 13th is Roald Dahl’s birthday and is celebrated around the world as #RoaldDahlDay!

With such great books, how can you not include this celebratory day in your homeschool lessons?

However, Roald Dahl books are so fantastic that you don’t need to wait until one specific day to celebrate the author and his books (although that day is really fun)!


Roald Dahl Facts

Who Was Roald Dahl? (AFFILIATE)Roald Dahl was a British author who has sold more than 250 million copies of his books!


And, did you know that his first name is pronounced like Roo-All? And his last name is pronounced like Doll?

Roo-All Doll.

Cool, right?

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Other cool facts.

The author…

• Was a World War II Fighter Pilot.

• Didn’t write children’s books until after he had his own kids.

• Wrote the screen play for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

• Created all of his children’s books in a small shed in his garden.

6 Roald Dahl Day Ideas for Awesome Activities and Lessons

Roald Dahl Day Ideas | Activities and Lessons

To celebrate Roald Dahl Day or to create fun unit lessons, here are some great activities to incorporate into your learning:

1. Get a Roald Dahl Day Party Pack

Download the FREE Roald Dahl Day Party pack to get some great ideas for your party including invitations for your party, a party hat craft, Mr Twit’s beard craft, games, quizzes, and more!

2. Get Roald Dahl Lesson Plans

There are a variety of FREE Dahl book lesson plans where you can “teach the story.”

3. Download Book Apps and Audio Books

Did you know that there is a free “Twit or Miss” game app and free Roald audio books? These are great additions to your Dahl Day party!


You can also listen to chapters from his books on SoundCloud.
Roald Dahl Revolting Recipes (AFFILIATE)

4. Make Some Revolting Recipes

Make some Revolting Recipes inspired by the author’s books like:

• Whipple-Scrumptious Fudgemallow Delight

• Liquid Chocolate Mixed by Waterfall

• Fizzy Lifting Drinks

The Great Glass Elevator

Oompa Loompa Cake Pops

Everlasting Gobstopper Cake

BFG’s Snozzcumbers

5. Make Roald-Inspired Crafts

Make Mr. Twit’s beard

Create Miss Trunchbull’s newt (from Matilda)

Make a Wonka creation

Do an Inventor door hanger

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Create a Giant Peach

Make some twisting Dahl characters

Make a Fantastic Mr. (Origami) Fox

Make BFG Dream Jars

6. Have a Costume Party

Celebrate by having a Roald Dahl book character costume party with your friends. You can make your own costume, but get some awesome costume inspiration here.



feature image credit: By Urko Dorronsoro from Donostia – San Sebastian, Euskal Herria (Basque Country) (Flickr) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

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