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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.

Make and bake a Gruffalo Cake - Recipe and instructions to make and decorate an individual Gruffalo cake

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’.

The Gruffalo speech bubbles - This versatile resource is a great way of encouraging descriptive writing and question answering.

The Gruffalo Word Mat - A writing aid based on the imagery of The Gruffalo

The Gruffalo halving problems - This Gruffalo themed maths activity makes an ideal starter or wrap up.

Julia Donaldson book comparison - Compare the themes, characters and other aspects of Julia Donaldson's books.

Short term plan - Julia Donaldson literacy plan

  • Daya Naidoo

    Thanks for the lesson plans and stencils on The Gruffalo/ Gruffalo's child. They were great.

Three week plan - 3 week scheme based on Julia Donaldson books

Julia Donaldson Stories - 3 week plan for stories by Julia Donaldson

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!

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.

Gruffalo Register - Make self-registration more interesting with this colourful Gruffalo display.

Build your own Gruffalo Game - Game with a jigsaw theme.

Narrative Planning - Year 1 / 2 - Narrative planning & resources based on ‘The Snail and the Whale’ by Julia Donaldson. Looking at character, setting and plot.