Julia Donaldson activities

Download these great activity sheets, inspired by the books of Children's Laureate Julia Donaldson.

Includes crafts to make, songs to sing and a tasty Gruffalo cake to bake!

For more activity and craft ideas, visit the National Bookstart Week pages for recent downloads



Gruffalo cake recipe

No party is complete without a cake - especially a GRUFFALO cake!

Download Gruffalo cake recipe


Gruffalo finger puppets

It’s really easy to make these fantastic finger puppets. Just follow these simple instructions.

Download Gruffalo finger puppets

Gruffalo Mask

Now you can be The Gruffalo! A Gruffalo mask to colour and make.
Download Gruffalo Mask


'Funny Face' from The Gruffalo Song Book

Words and music for the song Funny Face from the Gruffalo Song Book
Download Funny Face

Cave Baby cave painting activity

There’s a blank wall in Cave Baby’s cave. Can your child help him paint it?

Download Cave Baby cave painting activity


Wriggle and Roar: Nut Tree poetry sheet

Nut Tree poetry sheet from the Wriggle and Roar book of poems by Julia Donaldson illustrated by Nick Sharratt
Download Nut Tree poetry sheet


Find out more

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