Sunday, 13 September 2015

Roald Dahl Day Crafty Twits challenge!

We all remember Roald Dahl as the author of amazingly funny books whilst growing up. They have survived the test of time and are still very much loved now too. We had the joy of introducing the girls aged 3 & 5 to one of his books this week. I always thought they would be too young to appreciate it as they are not full of colour short stories they are used too, instead a real chapter book. HOW WRONG WAS I? They loved it. Both sat either side of me chuckling away page after page of The Twits.
 
 
They listened intensely and didn't want me to stop after a few chapters. We had already read more then I said we were going to before bed. The chapters are only two to four pages long so its easily picked up and put down again. We are still working our way through it and will probably take the full week of 5 chapters before bed. It brings their imagination alive while they sit there and imagine the funny scenes. Their favourite so far is the frog scene, where Mr Twit puts a frog in Mrs Twits bed.
 
Now there is a purpose for us reading a Roald Dahl book this week. Today is actually Roald Dahl's birthday, and today Sunday 13th September we shall be bringing one of his characters to life.
 
The girls re-read the dirty beard short chapter and brought his beard to life. It was so descriptive they didn't hesitate at what they needed to do. They chose to bring him alive with felt. We could have easily done it with cotton wool, or card, or even bread.
They got to work cutting...

 
 ...and sticking, choosing not to stick it with glue as if it was real food stuck in the beard it would move around too....

 
So... what do you think of their Mr Twits inspired beards? They both remembered that he had a lot of gravy on his dirty beard, along with tomatoes and a sardine...

I am enjoying this new chapter of the girls reading and bed time stories journey. They have suddenly got a lot more entertaining!
 
 
If you would like to get involved with Roald Dahl day too you can get download a get crafty kit here for free.
Please do share your beardy creations using the hashtag #RoaldDahlDay and don't forget to tag @Roald_Dahl in as well.
 
ALSO.... don't miss on Friday 25th September at 2-2.30pm the live Roald Dahl show at www.puffinvirtuallylive.co.uk aimed at schools taking part in the Roald Dahl day. It sounds very interesting!
 
Which is your favourite Roald Dahl book?
 
 
*We were sent The Twits for the purpose of this post, all craft items are our own along with our words, photos and opinions.
 
 
 
 

24 comments:

  1. That's fantastic, we love Roald Dahl too. I really need to take the kids to his museum, but, I thought it would be manic today, so I think I'll try next weekend. Great beards, and a great idea .

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  2. Your girls are adorable. They look like they had fun :)

    Claire
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  3. Fun beards! I remember reading The Twists when I was younger - it's so funny!

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  4. I love road dahl, we took our son to watch Charlie and the Chocolate factory at thitherto yesterday which he LOVED! I can't wait to get reading the books to him too :) x

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  5. How cute is that! Keep it up! I love seeing mums making the kids being creative! Amazing!

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  6. It looks like you had great fun! The Twits is such a great book x

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  7. Roald Dahl was a amazing author and its fab that your kids are still enjoying his books.

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  8. I still find the Twits really funny, some 25 years after first reading it x

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  9. The twits was one of my daughters favourite books, I can't wait until my son is old enough to appreciate it.

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  10. Aww such cuties. I used to love Roald Dahl when I was a kid not sure if I could pick a fab book x

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  11. My daughter hasn't yet gotten into Roald Dahl but my niece has and loves his books as I used to.

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  12. That beard is so cute . Not very much into children's books but good to read a different post x

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  13. I love Roald Dahl. These look cute x

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  14. Looks like a lot of fun was had making those beards.

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  15. Those are some impressive beards! I love Roald Dahl books, my fave is Matilda

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  16. I love how immersed in the story you get and incorporate the crafts too. x

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  17. Great job on the beards! That looks like a lot of fun! I can't wait to read Roald Dahl books with my kids when they're older :) x

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  18. i love roald dalh! my favorite books are bfg, james and the giant peach and of course - the twits!

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  19. This looks fun! Roald Dahl is great for kids, especially The Twits

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  20. Haha, love this - brilliant beards! Got to love a bit of Roald Dahl, I still read the books now

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  21. Fab beards!! We love Roald Dahl in this house!

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  22. Love the beards! I think its great when the children are at an age to sit an really enjoy listening to a story.

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  23. We love the twits! So much fun!! Great beady fun tooo!

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  24. I liked Matilda and Georges marvellous medicine. That play online sounds good, I'll mention on our schools parent page.

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