This week for Virtual Book Club Summer Camp it is Forest Fun Week! Here at Toddler Approved when we think of the forest, we think of one thing… THE GRUFFALO! So, this week we’ll be sharing some Gruffalo themed fun and learning activities every day!
The Gruffalo is a wonderful book by Julia Donaldson. It was featured earlier this year as part of our Virtual Book Club for Kids. The Gruffalo tells the tale of a mouse that is taking a walk through the forest and runs into a hungry fox, then an owl, and then a snake. To avoid getting eaten, the mouse invents the Gruffalo!
In addition to loving this creative book, my kids absolutely adore The Gruffalo DVD. They will watch it again and again and again. My husband and I think it is fabulous too.
To kick off our Toddler Approved Gruffalo Week we are sharing twenty Gruffalo themed crafts and activities with you from some of our favorite sites.
Click on each link to go to the full tutorial.
image via The Educators’ Spin On It
Make a Gruffalo Dress up Apron for Creative Storytelling via The Educators’ Spin On it
Make Gruffalo Finger Puppets for Creative Storytelling via The Educators’ Spin On it
Expand Speech and Language with the Gruffalo via Playing with Words 365
Make some DIY Gruffalo Window Clings for Story Retelling via Mama Pea Pod
Play the Gruffalo pairs game via Gruffalo.com
Arts & Crafts Activities
image via Gruffalo.com
Color your own Gruffalo via NCircleSizzle.com
Cereal Box Gruffalo craft via Hand Made Love
Make Gruffalo toilet roll characters via Here Come the Girls
Make Wooden Spoon Gruffalo Puppets via The Feverish Feltist
Build a Gruffalo with Felt via And Next Comes L
Create your own Gruffalo mask via Gruffalo.com
Make a Gruffalo cake via Inspire Imagination Through Creation
Create a Gruffalo Themed Lunch via Eats Amazing
Make some Gruffalo themed party snacks via Coffee Cups & Crayons
Decorate some Gruffalo cupcakes via Sunhats & Wellie Boots
Motor Skills Activities
Gruffalo Roll & Draw Game via Royal Baloo
Do some Gruffalo Playdough creating and retelling via The Imagination Tree
Complete a Gruffalo maze via Gruffalo.com
You can also find loads more Gruffalo themed activities on our Julia Donaldson pinterest board.
As part of our Forest Fun Gruffalo Week we will be joining in with the Gruffalo Adventures Facebook Contest and we’ll be going on some Gruffalo adventures too!!
We’d love you to participate!
1. Print off this Gruffalo coloring page.
2. Have your kids color it in or decorate it how they’d like.
3. Take it with you on all of your adventures this week (or even for the rest of the month, the contest goes till the end of July!)
4. Snap a picture of your Gruffalo adventures and include your Gruffalo.
5. Post your picture and include the hashtag #gruffaloadventures or just post your image on the Gruffalo World FB page
Participants that join the Gruffalo Adventures contest this month will be entered to win the super July prize of a $50 Amazon Giftcard and Gruffalo Puppet!
Make sure to stop by later today when we share our featured Virtual Book Club Summer Camp activity that includes doing some Number Gruffalo fun!
Also, check your Forest Fun activity planner for another Gruffalo giveaway! If you aren’t subscribed yet to our weekly Virtual Book Club Summer Camp newsletter, you can sign up here.
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