Ten-year old Sophie spies the big friendly giant late one night. The big friendly giant wants to keep his identity a secret, so he whisks Sophie away. Soon Sophie realizes that the giant is quite gentle and even charming. Her friendship with him grows. Sophie’s presence in the giant’s cave attracts the not-so-friendly giants. These children eating giants must go. Sophie devises a plan, but she must go to London to convince Queen Victoria to help her in her quest. Will she be successful with this endeavor? Read The BFG to find out.
Activities to use with the Book
Activity #1 Free Bump Games
These free games will make a great addition to your unit on The BFG. They cover literary devices, characters, and symbols. Full color plus blackline versions are available. Click here to download these three free bump games.
Activity #2 [Watch the Trailer]
Disney is making The BFG into a major motion picture. The movie will be in theaters on May 14, 2016.
Activity #3 [Watch the Animated Movie]
Activity #4 [Bulletin Boards and Anchor Charts]
All of the bulletin boards were found on the web. Several came from Pinterest. I have given credit following each photograph that did not lead to a dead link.This photo comes form Sparklebox in the UK. This is a great website for free printable classroom displays.
This cute idea came from Goldfield Infants’ and Nursery School. It looks like even the little ones love this book.
Activity #5 [Sample from The BFG Book Unit]
Click the image below to download Chapters 1-2 comprehension and writing free sample.
Do you need additional teaching resources? Check out The BFG Book Unit.