Roald Dahl Story Resources

“If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” – The Twits, Roald Dahl.

Novelist, poet, screen writer and builder of imaginative lands, Roald Dahl is one of the worlds most celebrated authors- for both children and adults. Some of Dahl’s most famous incarnations- Willy Wonka, The BFG and Matilda for example- remain famous characters, loved by all.

Roald Dahl always incorporates valuable lessons into his novels such as the importance of friendship, being kind to one another, teamwork and playing to one another’s strengths, and learning actions have consequences.

Here are some fun, printable resources to inspire your little ones to use their imagination, dream big and make reading fun. They may even help you ignite your inner child.

The Golden Ticket

You’ve got a golden ticket to go anywhere you want! Where will you go and what will you do?

With a budget of $5000, plan your dream holiday for yourself and one special friend. Use Google and trusted websites to collect your information.

For more of a challenge try to include flights, accommodation and meals into the budget.

George’s Marvellous Medicine

Mix up a delicious concoction with this Super Duper Smoothie Recipe.

In your cauldron (or just a cup will do) add in the milk, yogurt, raspberries, banana and honey. Blend all ingredients until the mixture is smooth, frothy and marvellous.

The BFG Dream Jar

“Dreams is full of myster and magic… Do not try to understand them.” – Roald Dahl, The BFG.

What are your dreams and aspirations? Write them down in the dream jar and bottle them away in a safe place to look back and reflect on in the future.

Here are some prompts:

  • What is your dream for the future?
  • Where would you be?
  • What would you eat?
  • Who would be there?
  • What would you do or be able to do?
  • Use the 5 senses to describe the scene

Gobblefunk Language Decoding

Gobblefunk is the language the author sometimes used in his many books. Made-up words might sound a bit “propsposterous” (that’s “ridiculous”), but to Roald Dahl, they were a way of making sure his readers didn’t get bored when reading his books. There are almost 8,000 real and invented words in the dictionary.

Help decode Roald Dahl’s Gobblefunk language and implement the answers into your day.