We were so thrilled that The Gruffalo reached out to us to review their products. After watching Julia Donaldson’s Videos describing how she created her books and The Gruffalo in her head, we just had to get our hands on the books and activities.
We were so delighted to open our box that was full a variety of products!
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Curing the week we explored the the Gruffalo Board Game and Colorforms which were so much fun. I loved that both activities worked for both ages at our house. I even was able to get dinner made while they played with the Gruffalo Colorforms. The Board Game really had us using our memory in trying to remember where the characters were hidden. Here’s a brief description of each product.
The Gruffalo Game (boardgame) Let’s Catch the Gruffalo!
Enter the world of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s beloved character, The Gruffalo. Perfect for play on the go, this kid-sized kit is packed with creative Colorforms. Best of all, the fun packs neatly into a go-anywhere, tot-sized tote. Comes with two play boards, a Fun Pockets reusable pouch and 33 Colorforms pieces. It worked out so well using this while I was cooking dinner! Both girls created a variety of scenes from the book and even a few scenarios of their own.
Overal I would highly recommend The Gruffalo Books and Products ifor the Gruffalo fan in your house. The products worked well for various ages and were made with a child’s imagination in mind. There are all types of opportunities for learning within the story lines too! Now I’m all about balancing special items with budget friendly ideas so I’ve collected some of my favorite Gruffalo activities for you from the Julia Donaldson Virtual Book Club for Kids and from some of my favorite resources with teaching. I recommend combining these to make a fun Gruffalo playdate or Gruffalo Thematic Unit!
Gruffalo Crafts and Activities
Gruffalo Hunt from Toddler Approved
Gruffalo Shadow Game from Reading Confetti
Gruffalo Puppet Theator from Mama Pea Pod
Gruffalo Characters from Recyled Material from Here Come the Girls
Gruffalo Pinterest Board
Gruffalo Themed Spoon Puppets from The Feverish Feltist
Gruffalo Puppets from Coffee Cups and Crayons
Gruffalo Pinata from Mud Hut Mama
Gruffalo Tracks from Toddler Approved
Language Development With The Gruffalo from Playing with Words 365
Character Cards from The Gruffalo
Gruffalo Printables from The Gruffalo
Easy Gruffalo Printable Reader from Play 2 Learn with Sarah
Gruffalo Preschool Pack from Itsy Bitsy Learners
Gruffalo Dice Game Printable from Royal Baloo
Gruffalo Resources from Rubber Boots and Elf Shoes
Printable Gruffalo Activities from Primary Treaure Chest
The Gruffalo.com for more ideas
Now that’s we’ve entered the World of the Gruffalo there are a few more items I’d love to purchase for the kids too. All of these items would be great for Centers in a classroom too! I’ve included links to Amazon, just in case you want to join me in my Gruffalo fun with your own children or students. Can you imagine how much fun the characters would be at a children’s library!