We are on a Roald Dahl kick! The BFG was our fourth Roald Dahl book (not sure yet which one we'll be reading next), but I think it may have been Maggie's favorite! It was actually my first time reading it, too!
I love Quentin Blake's illustrations!
After our movie, we got to work on a project, creating a recipe for a dream, like BFG and Sophie did in the story. First, I printed off this large illustration of a jar, which I found from a simple Google search.
Once the jar was decorated, we made a recipe for the dream, which she decided to call a "Fizzwizard."
What is a "Fizzwizard?" It's "a good dream about green, fuzzy caterpillars and sparkly stars," made with "glitter, cotton balls, 6 blades of grass, and 1 kiss," all mixed together. (Cute!)
Before our next craft project, it was time for some lunch. I got my BFG lunch idea from this great addition to our library, Roald Dahl's Revolting Recipes, illustrated by Quentin Blake.
On pages 12 and 13 of this book, there is a recipe for Snozzcumbers, the revolting food that BFG had been eating before he had breakfast with the queen of England. For the same, I used cucumbers, peeled, and hollowed out, with grooves cut along the length of each, like below.
For inside the cucumbers, the recipe instructs you on how to make this delicious tuna salad, with plenty of poppy seeds to add to the revolting look of your Snozzcumbers.
Here are our stuffed cucumbers!
http://blog.scottandlori.co.uk/2010/07/frobscottle-and-whizzpoppers.html, using milk, Sprite, vanilla, raspberry sauce, green food coloring, and ice cubes.
Lunch was a hit! And, of course, Maggie waited for some whizpopping to take place after she was done. (If you're wondering what whizpopping is, exactly ... well ... I won't be the one to tell you. You'll just have to read the book!)