Roald Dahl challenge week three: The BFG

The BFG

The third Roald Dahl challenge is inspired by the BFG, and we're asking children to write a diary entry about their dreams.

The challenge

If you look at a map of the world, there’s something you won’t see. Hidden far away is a place called Giant Country, home of the Big Friendly Giant (The BFG for short).

In Roald Dahl’s book, The BFG visits humans and collects their dreams. He stores them in magical jars to keep them safe and is always on the lookout for more.

For this challenge, we want you to write a diary entry describing your dreams. When you wake up in the morning, sit in your bedroom and describe what happened when you were sleeping. Did you meet someone famous? Dream of your friends? Or maybe you travelled somewhere magical.
If you didn’t dream, maybe you could write about your best dream ever! You could even keep a dream diary for a whole week if you want to.

Once you’ve finished, roll up your piece of paper, pop it in a jar for The BFG, and leave it by your bedroom window. If you wanted to make something extra special, then have a go at decorating your jar.

You have until Friday 15 May at 12pm (noon) to send us photos of your dream jars and diary entries to be in with a chance of winning a bundle of Roald Dahl books. Submissions should be sent to bororeads@literacytrust.org.uk and please include your name, age, and the school you attend.

Good luck and sweet dreams!


Top tips

  • BBC Bitesize have some useful tips for writing recounts of events. You could use these to help structure your writing
  • Listen to David Walliams read the opening of The BFG on Soundcloud
  • Use this phiz-whizzing resource for some extra activities (and book extracts!) inspired by the BFG •