James is a lonely boy who lives with cruel aunts after his parents die by a rhinoceros. One day an Old Man appears in James’s backyard and gives him a bag of magical green crystals. He gives him instructions on how to use these crystals. James falls and spills the magical green crystals on the ground. He is upset that he ‘wasted’ such a valuable gift. Soon a giant peach grows where the crystals have fallen. James goes inside the peach and discovers it is full of seven friendly giant-sized insects. One day the peach rolls away and lands in the ocean killing James’s mean aunts in the process.
Activities to use with James and the Giant Peach
Activity #1 ~ Classroom Display
Teacher’s Pet is a website based out of England. They have resources for James and the Giant Peach to sell, but their classroom display printables are free.
Activity #2 ~ Coloring
SuperColoring.com offers six James and the Giant Peach coloring pages. These would make great covers for reports or a work packet.
Activity #3 ~ Word Search
Activity Village has a printable word search. It comes in color as well a black and white.
Activity #4 [Free Samples]
Click the image below to download this free sample from James and the Giant Peach Book Unit.