Roald Dahl is one of my all time favorite children’s author. I must not be the only one that adores these books, because there is a designated Roald Dahl Day! Every September 13th (Roald Dahl’s birthday) children, teachers, and families around the world celebrate Roald Dahl and all of his books. Roald Dahl’s birthday may be September 13th, but the celebration continues all of September!
I have created a great round-up for free printables, ideas, recipes and much more that your entire family can enjoy and join in on the celebration.
Roald Dahl Party Pack
Roald Dahls’ website has a designated page for Roald Dahl Day and offers a FREE printable document you can download. It includes everything you may need to celebrate a party in school or at home.
If you are a reader a fun bookmark is a necessity! Check out Artsy-Fartsy Mama’s FREE printable Roald Dahl bookmarks. This is the perfect way to celebrate Roald Dahl all year round. Print them out and give them to your friends to help spread the celebration. I am in love with the Matilda ones!
Hands On Sensory Activity
Who doesn’t love getting messy? The Gingerbread House created a fun activity after George’s Marvellous Medicine! This mud kitchen activity looks like a blast and what a great way to learn, celebrate and get messy all at once.
If you are looking for something a little less messy, take a look at The Suburban Mom’s tutorial for making BFG paper plate dream catchers. This is a great opportunity to pull out any extra crafts you may have (buttons, glitters, feathers, paints) and get creative.
Crazy Character Cubes
Scholastic offers a free printable activity on their site. The full set of instructions are included!
I am super excited about this Bento Lunch from BentOnBetterLunches! Pack your kiddos lunch with a Roald Dahl theme. The entire lunch has a little representative for a few books including: Matilda, James and the Giant Peach, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Did you know there is a FREE app available to download? Roald Dahl’s Twit or Miss is available in the Apple Store and Google Play. It is a fun interactive game for all ages!
Read your favorite book!
Of course, visiting your favorite local library or book store is a great way to celebrate too! Maybe you and your child have no started reading Roald Dahl books, pick out your favorite and read together. A lot of libraries and book stores may also have special events going on in your area. Call ahead and ask!