Teaching The BFG by Roald Dahl

Teaching The BFG by Roald DahlTen-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.

Three Free BUMP Games to use with The BFG to help teach symbols, characters, and literary devices.

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]

The BFG Anchor Chart ~ Physical and Inner Character Traits [Proof from Text]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.The BFG Reading CornerThis photo comes form Sparklebox in the UK. This is a great website for free printable classroom displays.

BFG Bulletin Board Ideas

BFG Bulletin Board Ideas

BFG Bulletin Board Ideas

BFG Bulletin Board Ideas

This cute idea came from Goldfield Infants’ and Nursery School. It looks like even the little ones love this book.

BFG Bulletin Board Ideas

BFG Bulletin Board IdeasActivity #5 [Sample from The BFG Book Unit]

Click the image below to download Chapters 1-2 comprehension and writing free sample.

Free Sample from The BFG Book Unit

Do you need additional teaching resources? Check out The BFG Book Unit.

The BFG Book Unit

Gay Miller


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