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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.
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Starting a topic on ‘The Gruffalo’? Make life easy with this collection of planning and 21 teaching resources.

The Gruffalo Planning and Resources - EYFS/Reception

Character study for Gruffalo - Illustrated activity to do character study. Can be used as a group or independent activity.

character study for Gruffalo - Resources - TES

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

Make and Bake a Gruffalo Cake - Resources - TES

The Gruffalo worksheets - Worksheets based around Julia Donaldson’s The Gruffalo, useful when looking at grammar and punctuation.

The Gruffalo - Resources - TES

The Gruffalo missing words - A worksheet asking children to fill in the missing words, describing Julia Donaldson’s ‘The Gruffalo’.

Gruffalo missing words worksheet - Resources - TES

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

The Gruffalo - Resources - TES

Literacy plans - 2 weeks of Literacy planning based on The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child by Julia Donaldson.


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

The Gruffalo Word Mat - Resources - TES

Comparing numbers - Make thinking about 'more than' and 'less than' more fun with the help of the Gruffalo.

Comparing Number based on Julia Donaldson Topic - Resources - TES

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

The Gruffalo halving problems - Resources - TES

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

Julia Donaldson books - Resources - TES

Short term plan - Julia Donaldson literacy plan

Julia Donaldson literacy plan for year 2 - Resources - TES

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

3 week scheme based on Julia Donaldson books - Resources - TES

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

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The Gruffalo Preschool Pack - A wide variety of resources.

The Gruffalo Preschool Pack (EYFS) - Resources - TES

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!

The Gruffalo dominoes - Resources - TES

Gruffalo Mask - A simple mask to print off and colour.

Gruffalo Mask - Resources - TES

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.

RND11: Gruffalo Finger Puppet Show - Resources - TES

Gruffalo Child story sequencing pictures - Gruffalo’s child story sequencing pictures which can be copied and adapted to suit desired outcome.

Gruffalo Child story sequencing pictures - Resources - TES

Gruffalo Story Wheel - An interesting way to retell the story.

Gruffalo Story Wheel - Resources - TES

Gruffalo resources - Colourful and versatile flashcards and activities.

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

Gruffalo Register - Resources - TES

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

Build your own Gruffalo Game - Resources - TES

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.

Narrative Planning - Year 1 / 2 - Resources - TES