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Fun Arts and Crafts Activities for Kids to Celebrate Roald Dahl

Celebrating Roald Dahl with Arts & Crafts for Kids


The 13th September 2020 was Roald Dahl day! Roald Dahl is one of the most esteemed children’s authors to have ever lived. It is rare to find someone who HAS NOT heard of Roald Dahl or read some of his stories. If Roald Dahl were still alive today, he would be 103 years old! Some of Roald Dahl’s most famous works include Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG. Many of Roald Dahl’s stories have been adapted into films, reminding us of how truly unique and brilliant Roald Dahl’s books are.

Our series of blogs this week celebrate Roald Dahl and his incredible literary legacy.


How Can We Celebrate Roald Dahl?

There are lots of fun and creative ways for kids (and adults!) to celebrate Roald Dahl and show appreciation for him and his outstanding contributions to children’s literature.

  • Design your own chocolate bar and sweets, taking inspiration from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Downloadable templates available here.

  • Write a prequel or sequel to your favourite Roald Dahl story.

  • Take inspiration from The Fantastic Mr Fox and create a paper plate fox. Instructions here.

  • Make your own dream jars, taking inspirations from BFG! Follow these instructions.

Do you have more ideas about how we can celebrate Roald Dahl!? Share them with us over on Instagram @jaquesoflondon. If you use one of our ideas to commemorate Roald Dahl, make sure you share that with us too!


Reading for Kids

Reading is a vital life skill. In particular, reading fiction provides the following…

  • Sparks imagination and creativity.

  • Inspires kids to write their own stories.

  • Improves word recognition.

  • Broadens understanding of vocabulary and the meaning of different words.

  • Provides kids with an escape from reality and the opportunity to get drawn into fictional worlds.

  • Provides points for discussion.

  • Improves listening skills, on sight writing knowledge and perseverance to read books all the way to the end.

  • Improves inference, prediction, and comprehension skills.

  • Develops key skills needed in school, giving an educational head start.

Join the Anti Screen Revolution here. Our ‘Let’s…’ ranges are designed to have multiple benefits for kids, including personal and academic development. Check out our Let’s Play, our Let’s Learn and Let’s Pretend ranges for toys and games packed full of benefits.

Kate Luke
Head Of Content
After graduating with a 2.1 Music degree, Kate pursued a career in the Music Industry, becoming a professional West End vocalist and a fully qualified Music Teacher, School Choir Leader and Songwriter. As one of Jaques of London’s Creative Editors, her specialism surrounds building confidence and expression through music & play—drawing upon her qualifications in Music Psychology & Child Development. As well as this, she is an accomplished blog writer and published journalist who enjoys promoting the importance of Montessori learning for all ages.
Ben Williamson
Creative Writer
Ben is passionate about Montessori learning for children and has written for many parenting publications to bring the magic of real play to families in the UK. After graduating in 2009, his career has enabled him to work in areas such as Child Development and Psychology. As a great believer that learning starts at home, he combines his experience with his own parenting style to help bring other families together.
Faith Scanlon
Social Media Executive
A-Level graduate, Faith, developed a passion for Creative Marketing and developed these skills to complete a Level 3 Diploma in Social Media Marketing. Her interest in child education came through as a professional kid’s entertainer, combining the best parts of play and learning together as a celebration. She is currently using her expertise to share our brand with the social community. In her spare time, Faith enjoys writing and managing her own personal blog site, adding yet another feather to her creative cap.
Mark James
Creative Content Editor
After graduating with a 2:1 in Media, Mark set about establishing a highly respected online reputation as an extremely accomplished freelance copywriter and SEO expert. Having assisted with the launch of many successful start-ups, Mark has developed a strong knowledge in formulating and further developing brand identities across a disparate array of industries. In doing so, he has played key roles in the ongoing success of marketing campaigns, SEO strategies and online content management, for hundreds of different clients. As father to an adorable little boy, Mark discovered a passion for child education. Having found vocational vigour in offering free music lessons to children, he now hopes to lend his creative flair to Jaques of London, helping to promote the importance of early-learning through discovery and play.

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