Roald Dahl Day activity sheets and competition from OUP

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Get Gobblefunking with Roald Dahl

Oxford University Press have some fantabulous activity sheets for children to use and enjoy this Roald Dahl Day (13 September).

If you do use the resources in your library or school, we would love to see photos. You can share these by using #DahlDay and tagging @OUPChildrens and @readingagency.


There is also a great competition for children aged 13 and under on If they enter they could win:

  • A family ticket to Matilda the Musical
  • A buckswashling bundle of books (one copy of
    each for you and your school or local library)
  • Plus, loads more awesome Roald Dahl goodies!

Just complete the Write a limerick like Matilda sheet and email to enter.

Visit for more information and to read the full terms and conditions.


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