Roald Dahl Projects and Lesson Plan Ideas

Ideas for reading projects, creative writing assignments, and bulletin board displays based on Roald Dahl's books.
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In honor of Roald Dahl's birthday on September 13, Unique Teaching Resources is having a 50% Off Sale on all of our Roald Dahl projects, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. This sale ends Sept. 13.

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Dressing up for Roald Dahl Day: I'm dressed as Willy Wonka and the girls have dressed up as an Oompa Loompa and Mike Teevee.

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This is a cute and colorful bulletin board display idea to use for Roald Dahl's book The Enormous Crocodile. Cut out pictures of your students (like in this photo example) and place them inside the Enormous Crocodile's mouth.

First Grade Blue Skies: Bulletin Boards

ESIO TROT Book Cover: Have your students design a turtle book cover. I have my students write a "YRAMMUS" (summary backwards) inside their booklets because ESIO TROT is tortoise spelled backwards. First students write their summaries on a rough draft paper, and then they copy it backwards into their turtle booklets.

Esio Trot Lesson Plans and Teaching Resources: Author Roald Dahl

Using a "BFG + Dream Jars" (write titles of favorite books on the jars) is a creative idea for designing a reading corner in your classroom.

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"A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely." ~ Roald Dahl from The Twits Download a FREE one page poster for this quote on

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When reading "The Enormous Crocodile" by Roald Dahl, integrate English and Math together by completing a greater than/less than math activity using a crocodile's mouth.

Use fall leaves to make a "Fantastic Mr. Fox" bulletin board display.

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These fox shaped cookies are adorable and a fun treat to make for children after they have read "Fantastic Mr. Fox" by Roald Dahl.

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This is a cute arts and crafts project that could be used for Roald Dahl's story "Fantastic Mr. Fox." These fox projects, along with a creative writing assignment, would make an eye-catching bulletin board display.

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Have your students create fox puppets and write a script from a scene in Roald Dahl's book "Fantastic Mr. Fox."

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This is an idea for a fox template design that could be used for Roald Dahl's book "Fantastic Mr. Fox."

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Students created dream jars from Roald Dahl's story "The BFG." This teacher has created a bookshelf bulletin board display, along with a large drawing of the BFG, to showcase her students' dream jar projects.

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From Zoe's Lunchbox created this lunch based on some of Roald Dahl's most popular books: wormy spaghetti with gummy worms (The Twits), chicken (Fantastic Mr. Fox), sharp cheddar cheese letters, peach slices (James & The Giant Peach), peas (The Witches), and cashews, butterscotch, and chocolate chips (Charlie & The Chocolate Factory) all in our giraffe lunch box (The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me).

Zoe's Lunchbox: September 2012

"Roald Dahl's Revolting Recipes" cookbook is a great resource to use for a Roald Dahl Day class party. Your students will have fun eating food based on some of Roald Dahl's most popular books.

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After reading "The BFG" by Roald Dahl, your students would have fun creating their own dream jars.

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Examples of student diorama projects for "James and the Giant Peach" by Roald Dahl.

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An eye-catching display of cut out letters for "James and the Giant Peach."

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"The Enormous Crocodile" was the first book which children’s author Roald Dahl and illustrator Quentin Blake worked on together. The two soon became friends, cementing one of the most eye-catching and distinctive collaborations in children’s literature. For lesson plan ideas for "The Enormous Crocodile," visit this page on Unique Teaching Resources:

The Enormous Crocodile

When my mother read "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" to me when I was a child (back in 1972!), this was the book cover. Quentin Blake's illustrations are now featured in most of Roald Dahl's books and book covers. Their collaboration began in 1977 with "The Enormous Crocodile."

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Jayme McGowan created this "Roald Dahl Papercuts" based on the book "James and the Giant Peach."

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Good Reads (Good Reads ( has an extensive list of Roald Dahl books that includes reviews and ratings.

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Jayme McGowan created this "Roald Dahl Papercuts" based on the book "Matilda."

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Jayme McGowan created this "Roald Dahl Papercuts" based on the book "Fantastic Mr. Fox."

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A picture of Roald Dahl with his dogs.

"Man From the South" by Roald Dahl