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Last week I shared some fun activities we did to go along with The Gruffalo. Today I’m going to share some additional actrivities we did to go along with the Gruffalo thanks to the wonderful people at The Gruffalo! They teamed up with several of the Virtual Book Club for Kids hosts this month to host some great product reviews and giveaways of their products that go along with the book. Here is what we did!
We Watched The Gruffalo: The Movie
The Gruffalo Movie is a short film (approx 30 minutes) based on the book. After reading the book every night for over a week, my kids were pretty stoked to find out that there was a film version! This sweet film is narrated by the actress Helena Bonham Carter and basically follows the book very closely. My children LOVED it, and in fact watched it twice the first day we had it. I love the simple and soothing background music and the overall calm vibe the film has.
We Played The Gruffalo Rhyming Card Game
Another box my daughter couldn’t WAIT to open was the The Gruffalo Rhyming Card Game. This game is actually TWO games! The first is the Gruffalo Word Rhyming Game is a fun little game where you work on finding the matching rhyming words. There are directions for the game included in the cards, and we also used the cards to play Go Fish for rhyming words. My daughter and I really enjoyed the games and I think the game would work well in a small group speech session as well! In the second game, There is No Such Thing as a Graffalo, the object is to collect all the cards in your “family” or in other words, all the animals in the story. This one is also fun and would be a great one for a small speech session. Both games are intended for 2-4 players for ages 4 and up. My daughter is 4 and I would say that 4 is the youngest I would play these games for sure.
We Played with The Gruffalo Fun Pocket
Gruffalo Fun Pocket Travel Play Kit is a Colorform set. It includes two picture scenes (not identical but similar) and two sets of Colorform Stickies (each contains the basic characters of the stories and then some other items like flowers, bugs, mushrooms, etc). Both my kids loved these and enjoyed playing with them. My daughter made up stories as she went! I plan on getting a second set, which would then give me two complete sets of barrier games that I can use in therapy sessions as barrier games and for use in narrations/storytelling skills! As for home use, the great travel size makes them ideal to throw in your bag to take to restaurants to keep the littles busy as you wait for your food 😉
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