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The Gruffalo activities

The Gruffalo book cover

The Gruffalo is a popular children’s book by Julia Donaldson. It’s the story of a clever mouse who walks through the forest and escapes being eaten by the other animals by making up a story about a scarier animal called a Gruffalo – until he meets a real Gruffalo! Even if they don’t know the book, children often enjoy these fun and simple activities.

If your child likes The Gruffalo book, they will love these activities they can do at home. They’re ideal for a rainy day or a quiet moment. Just print the activities and grab a pen or pencil.

Join the dots

It’s somebody’s birthday – but whose? The only way to find out is to connect the dots to complete the picture! There are 60 dots to join in order, so go carefully.

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Spot the difference

The Gruffalo is having a birthday party! But these two pictures of the party look slightly different … can your little one spot the five differences between the pictures?

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Activities based on your child’s favourite book characters will encourage their love of books. These games will also help with their mark making, concentration and observation skills – these are important for when your child begins school.