Julia Donaldson Teaching Resources
Julia Donaldson’s stories are consistent favourites among children, parents and teachers. Her delightful rhymes and repetition engage and entertain readers of many ages. This selection of teaching resources will support parents and teachers alike.
Character study for Gruffalo - Illustrated activity to do character study. Can be used as a group or independent activity.
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Make and bake a Gruffalo Cake - Recipe and instructions to make and decorate an individual Gruffalo cake
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The Gruffalo worksheets - Worksheets based around Julia Donaldson’s The Gruffalo, useful when looking at grammar and punctuation.
The Gruffalo missing words - A worksheet asking children to fill in the missing words, describing Julia Donaldson’s ‘The Gruffalo’.
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The Gruffalo speech bubbles - This versatile resource is a great way of encouraging descriptive writing and question answering.
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Literacy plans - 2 weeks of Literacy planning based on The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child by Julia Donaldson.
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Comparing numbers - Make thinking about 'more than' and 'less than' more fun with the help of the Gruffalo.
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Julia Donaldson book comparison - Compare the themes, characters and other aspects of Julia Donaldson's books.
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The Gruffalo dominoes - Gruffalo dominoes ready to be printed off and cut out - if you laminate them then they can be re-used time and time again!
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Gruffalo Mask - A simple mask to print off and colour.
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Gruffalo Finger Puppet Show - Download these templates and instructions on how to make your very own Gruffalo finger puppets - and then put on a show.
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Gruffalo Child story sequencing pictures - Gruffalo’s child story sequencing pictures which can be copied and adapted to suit desired outcome.
Julia Donaldson - video webchat - The woman behind The Gruffalo and the current Children's Laureate chats about her work, children's literacy and her campaign to save libraries.
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Narrative Planning - Year 1 / 2 - Narrative planning & resources based on ‘The Snail and the Whale’ by Julia Donaldson. Looking at character, setting and plot.