Roald Dahl Books with activities

As it was Roald Dahl day last Friday, I thought it was only fitting to share my favourite Roald Dahl books and share activities that I’ve done with children over time.


This is my favourite book and film of all time. And the musical is also awesome. (The songs so resonate with me)

Obviously being someone who loves reading and books, I identified with Matilda, you don’t know how many times I tried to move my spoon or shut the curtains with my eyes.

One of the main things I love about her is the fact that she goes to the library and devours the books.

I love to take all my Nanny kids to the library, I also think it’s important to check them out and take good care of the books and return them. I believe it teaches children respect for the books and it’s exciting to choose new books every week.

George’s Marvellous Medicine

I love to make the medicine with Nanny children, we usually concoct our own disgusting medicine with anything we can find in the house.

Nanny quarter

I am so grateful to two Nannies who have helped me with this blog this week:

From the amazing Hellen Prideaux, who is the most wonderful creative Nanny.

Charlie and the Glass Elevator activities

  • Willy Wonka chocolate shop
  • Chocolate Cake for Bruce Bogtrotter In Matilda.
  • Fantastic Mr Fox foxes.
  • Dream jars from The BFG.

Another amazing Nanny is Nanny Kimbo who made Crocodile bookmarks from the Enormous Crocodile, on an Enid Blyton book.

Egg box crocodiles. Follow NannyKimbo on Instagram for more ideas!

Nanny Kimbo read Roald Dahls’ Fantastic Mr Fox.

Love Kat x

Send pictures of your little ones enjoying their favourite Roald Dahl book!

Grace (aged 4, Newcastle) dressed as Matilda!

Published by moretobooks

Award- winning author of the book: “There’s more to books than reading- how to help your child bring stories to life” With a Masters in Education, I have taught as a School teacher across Northern England and have worked as a Nanny/Governess in London and across the world. I support parents and nannies to bring learning into the home in an exciting and purposeful way. Also a speaker at events such as NannyPalooza and the International Nanny Day 2017 and featured in the Nanny Magazine (USA) and Childcare Magazine (UK)

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