To turn this classic children's into a sensory tale you will need a copy of Roald Dahl's book to read out loud. Below are instructions for what to do when you reach certain words or phrases in the story.

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Things you will need to enjoy this story at home:

  • Something to use as a drum – baking tray, table, saucepan
  • Handheld fan
  • Bubbles
  • Coloured material/scarf
  • Torch
  • Access to CD player/music
  • Cucumber
  • Whizzpopper song YouTube
  • Whoopie cushion or a balloon 
  • Crown/hats


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There was once a friendly giant Drum sound Bang on drums with your child saying ‘B.F.G’ on each beat.  
The giant blew kind dreams into children’s windows Fan/bubbles
Light coloured material

Use a light piece of coloured material over a torch, track from right to left, up and down and in circles.

Use the fan/bubbles to simulate blowing dreams.

The giant made bad dreams pop! Creepy music – Halloween music   Take it in turns with your child to make popping noises. Saying 1,2,3 pop! Tap your child’s leg in time with the countdown.
He was a good giant. He ate nasty snozzcubers and drank frobscottle. Slupring drink sound Cucumber massage! Massage on hands and arms. Vary movement and pressure. Encourage your child to explore it in a way that is most meaningful using their preferred senses.
The frobscottle had bubbles in that made him whizzpop! Whizzpopper song YouTube Press Whoopee cushions or deflate balloons to make noises. Get others to join in!
But bad giants were eating children! The BFG asked the Queen to help. The Queen rang people who could help. Royal music Trying on crowns/hats, looking in the mirror and exploring them.
They got a helicopter to carry the bad giants and drop them in a black hole. Helicopter noise 
Lights off 
Tracking light moving around the room. Use a small fan around head of your child, encourage tracking skills.
The giant lived in a nice castle near the Queen Happy music Say ‘hurray’ with your child and celebrate!


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