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
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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.
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Jess graduated from the University of York in 2022 with a degree in Sociology and Criminology; kickstarting her career in the creative marketing industry through content creation and social media management. One of these roles involved creating content for a children's holiday camp, which alongside a knowledge of Montessori Teaching, formed an interest in childhood development. Utilising her expertise in both these fields has allowed her to promote and share her passions with the online community while exploring her talent for writing and establishing collaborations.
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Interior Designer, Laura Henderson, lives in Surrey with her husband and two daughters. Taking a timeless approach to her designs and drawing on her love of colour, antiques, art, modernist furniture and photography she delivers luxurious compositions and peaceful sanctuaries within every space. Her previous experience in furniture design plays an integral role in the development of each of her projects, as does the time she spends getting to know her clients. She uses this to achieve beautiful, practical, reimagined layouts, resulting in projects that enhance a client’s lifestyle, reflecting their individual passions. To learn more see her website

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