Gruffalo Activities Kids Will Love
The first time I shared Gruffalo Activities with kids was as a Kindergarten teacher back in New Zealand. The Gruffalo story was a huge hit for toddlers and preschool kids back in 2006. The book is still very popular today.
In fact you can create ideas and Gruffalo lesson plans for kindergarten and early years kids which can help develop literacy skills whilst still having fun.
You can make Gruffalo Worksheets, create Gruffalo Crafts and can come up with fantastic story resources that kids will love.
How Can the Gruffalo Activities Can Help Children Develop?
Reading stories to kids can be super fun and interesting. Children will often find a book they love such as The Gruffalo and this can then be used as a theme to teach different skills to kids that help aid literacy, learning and development.
By incorporating a book which children naturally love into learning activities, children can expand their knowledge and learn whilst still having fun. This is called Interest based learning or interest based play and it’s a fantastic way to help little ones to develop a love of books.
I remember making Gruffalo Masks with the kids one year and it was a huge hit. The boys suddenly transformed into Gruffalo characters and a whole lot of activity followed. It was a fun way to spend the afternoon role playing outdoors, crafting in the art room and enjoying the theme without being forced to sit and learn the old school way.
Whether the kids are role playing, painting, drawing, reading, dancing or colouring in Gruffalo Colour pages it’s going to be fun and is a great way to get the kids learning through play.
You might even want to create book related story stones with this fantastic Gruffalo Painted Rock idea over on Little Fish Blog
Gruffalo Activity Ideas for Preschool and Home
Whether your looking for fantastic Gruffalo themed ideas as a preschool teacher or whether your a parent at home, there are plenty of fun ideas for you to try. Here is a list of fantastic and fun activities.
- Reading The Gruffalo Story Together
- Creating Gruffalo Story Spoons
- Making a Gruffalo Mask
- Colouring In Gruffalo Colouring Pages
- Making A Gruffalo Paper Plate
- Bake Fun Gruffalo Cookies (see below)
- Visiting A Gruffalo Trail
- Complete Gruffalo Jigsaw Puzzles (see below)
In fact last year we went on a fantastic Gruffalo Trail with my daughter Sylvia. It was so much fun and we really enjoyed looking for Gruffalo Characters on our adventure.
How the Gruffalo Jigsaw Puzzles Can Help Kids Learn
We were sent The Gruffalo 2 Piece Jigsaw Puzzles set by Ravensburger to review here on our blog. These puzzles are part of the My First Puzzles series and are perfect for little ones aged 18 months and up. Gruffalo Activities such as these simple puzzles are easy to connect and are made from super thick double laminated card which is just right for little hands.
Jigsaw Puzzles are an enjoyable activity for pre-school aged children and really do help children to develop essential early years skills without even even realising it.
Some of the skills they develop are:
- Fine Motor Skills – As the child works to their fingers to join the puzzles together.
- Problem Solving Skills – Solving small problems can help with cognitive development and thought processing.
- Social Skills – Preschool kids can talk and work together to complete puzzles and socialise at the same time.
- Literacy Skills – Talking about the activity as it is completed is a great way to get early years children talking and using their words.
Jigsaw Puzzles are very beneficial and with 9 Gruffalo story scenes to choose from this Ravensburger Puzzle set is in my opinion a brilliant resource to help little ones learn. We really enjoyed receiving this puzzle and it was fun to test out and very well illustrated.
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A Fun Gruffalo Food Activity for Kids
Today we have been making some Gruffalo feet from a packet of buscuits and almond flakes. It’s easy, simple and super quick to do and I’m sure the little ones would really enjoy this easy Gruffalo feet idea.
Supplies You Will Need for This Gruffalo Activity
1 packet of cookies or biscuits
How to Make Gruffalo Feet
This is a really simple activity. All you need to do is cut 3 slices in each cookie or biscuit and add one almond slice into each slit.
Then the cookies are ready to enjoy!
I really hope you enjoyed this post. Using books that children enjoy to extend natural interests in learning is a fantastic thing to do in preschool, kindergarten or at home and I hope you have some fun ideas to cover the story of The Gruffalo.
*We were sent the Jigsaw puzzles for Review*
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About Angela Milnes
Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts and having fun as a family. Angela has also taught cooking skills and loves to share both family recipes and easy instant pot recipes here on The Inspiration Edit. Follow her on Pinterest!