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The Gruffalo

Read the story of The Gruffalo here

Watch the story of The Gruffalo being read here

After reading and watching the story, encourage your child to answer these questions:


Can you describe the Gruffalo?

What did he have on the end of his nose?

What colour were the prickles on his back?

What colour were the Gruffalo’s eyes?

What animals were in the story?

What is the Gruffalo’s favourite food?

Where did the fox live?

What did the fox say to the mouse?

Where did the mouse go for a walk?


Once your child has listened to, and watched the story many times help them to make a story map. A story map is simple pictures and words putting the story in order so that they can read and retell the story again and again.

Can your child draw a picture of their favourite character from the story?

They might like you to help them to write the names of the animals from the story. Perhaps they could have a go at writing the words themselves, you could write for them or how about making a video of your child writing. Your child could write about the Gruffalo and describe what he looked like. Send in your pictures and videos to – we would love to see them and put some on the website for others to see.

How many mice can you see?

How many Gruffalo’s can you see?

Can you count how many foxes there are?

Can you count how many owls there are?

Can you count how many snakes there are?

How many frogs are there?

How many can you count altogether?

Can you practice writing some of the numbers?


Can you identify the different characters from the Gruffalo, just by listening?


More fun and practical activities to enjoy:


  • Use your playdough to make the Gruffalo- What could you use for the Gruffalo’s purple prickles on his back?
  • Can you make Gruffalo mask- with his orange eyes and terrible teeth.
  • Can you make Chocolate Gruffalo Crumble- You will need chocolate and corn flakes.
  • Can you make a Gruffalo using a toilet roll tube,glue, different coloured card.
  • Can you write a recipe about how you made your Gruffalo crumble.

The Gruffalo has his very own website. Why don’t you have a look and try some of the activities and games.