Fun Activities for Roald Dahl’s BFG Book

Roald Dahl's BFG Whizzpopper tag via @PagingSupermom

Have you read Roald Dahl’s The BFG book or seen the new movie from Disney? My 11-year-old daughter and I saw the BFG movie (short for Big Friendly Giant) a few weeks ago, and it was so fun to get wrapped up in Dahl’s vivid, fantasy Giant World. To be honest, my daughter enjoyed the movie far more than I did, but I didn’t mind — it was certainly a memorable and fun mommy-daughter date.

Roald Dahl's BFG Whizzpopper tag via @PagingSupermom

“Us giants is making whizzpoppers all the time! Whizzpopping is a sign of happiness. It is music in our ears! You surely is not telling me that a little whizzpopping if forbidden among human beans?”

Disney's The BFG Movie

One of our favorite parts of the story and the movie is the funny Gobblefunk language that Roald Dahl created for Giant. It’s close enough to English that you’ll understand what he means, but it’s just different enough to be hilarious. These fun, made up words are a hallmark of Roald Dahl books. When reading the book these words are so fun to say, and hearing Mark Rylance bring the words to life in the movie was delightful.

There are several funny parts involving “whizzpoppers,” which is the BFG’s word for passing gas through the southern hemisphere. Humorously in Giant land a whizzpopper is not only acceptable, but it is even “a sign of happiness.” The giant says, “it is music in our ears! You surely is not telling me that a little whizzpopping if forbidden among human beans?”

Roald Dahl's BFG Whizzpopper tag via @PagingSupermom

Roald Dahl's BFG Whizzpopper tag via @PagingSupermom

After the movie my daguther helped me brainstorm some fun BFG activities. We thought it would be great to create our own whizzpopping fun at home. We made homemade slime and put it in a jar. When you quickly insert your fingers into the slime you can create fantastic whizzpopping noises. Find below our slime recipe and link to download the free printable “Whizzpopper” tag.

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Free Printable St. Patrick’s Day Gift Tags

Free Printable St. Patrick's Day Gift tag via @PagingSupermom

Today I’m sharing fun, multi-purpose free printable St. Patricks Day Gift Tags. We have a lot of fun St. Patrick’s Day traditions that our kids look forward to, like cooking a complete Irish meal, watching our favorite leprechaun movies or setting up a leprechaun trap — each year they try to catch one of the little Leprechauns that come and cause trouble in our house. So far they’ve been unsuccessful, but any day now they’ll begin making their elaborate plans, complete with drawings.

St. Patricks Day Gift Tags

Today we’re sharing a free printable template for these cute St. Patricks Day Gift Tags. Just print and cut out to package up a little gift for neighbors, friends or even your kiddos. The tag includes the prompt, “A Little Leprechaun Told Me…” and the fun comes when you fill in the blank!

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