Thursday, 3 May 2012

A Gruffalo Art Activity

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The Gruffalo Preschool Activities

Is there a child in the world who doesn't like 'The Gruffalo'? I sure haven't met one yet! I think it has a great mixture of anticipation, imagination and a little thrill too. Plus I kinda like the fact that brains triumph over muscle in the end. Last week we recreated The Gruffalo outside, this week we played around during art-time. 

The Gruffalo Preschool Collage
He has knobbly knees, turned out toes and a poisonous wart at the end of his nose!
One of the key features of the story is the build-up, the descriptions of The Gruffalo before we actually see him. These are the bits that stick out in a kiddo's mind, so I thought we'd make a picture out of them. I cut out spiky claws, knobbly knees, purples prickles and orange eyes from construction paper and we got to work. 

The Gruffalo Toddler Play Ideas

I love Vinnie's little picture, I was working on my own and very careful not to interrupt his process at all, it is all his own work!

The Gruffalo Preschool Ideas
Oh help, oh no, it's a Gruffalo!
I think making art from stories is one of my favourite ways to explore books, there are so many great illustrators out there, and pictures really make or break a book for kids.

p.s. you can check out all our other Exploring the Story posts here.

The Gruffalo Collage for Preschoolers


  1. We love the Gruffalo, too! I really like that you focused on his description in pieces - what a fun way to make a collage. Off to check out your outside recreation. :)

  2. Love this idea since we are a bigtime Gruffalo family :-)

  3. ha ha...very cute! It's all about the process!

  4. Love the Gruffalo Craft so much , i'd like to feature it on my Squidoo Lens under constuction : Halloween Gruffalo Monster
    Here is another Halloween Lens : . Thank you so much .

  5. Hey Charlotte! We were inspired by your Gruffalo art over here in Mongolia. Thanks for the wonderful idea! Do take a look and see: :-)


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