Daily Activity 22: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

April 21, 2020

This week’s theme:

Mysterious People: Roald Dahl

Fact of the day:

In this book, 5 children find golden tickets and win a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world’s most unusual candy maker, Willy Wonka.

Resources list:

Downloaded passage from the book; Paper and pens; Coloured card or paper (or coloured-in card), scissors, glue, stick or straw; Youtube.

Activity 1:

Willy Wonka invented lots of wonderful sweets, from Everlasting Gobstoppers to Lickable Wallpaper; Fizzy Lifting Drinks to Square Sweets that Look Round; Chocolate Rivers to Wonka’s Whipple-Scrumptious Fudgemallow Delight; The Chewing Gum Meal to Hair Toffee (“You eat just one tiny bit of that, and in exactly half an hour a brand-new luscious thick silky beautiful crop of hair will start growing all over the top of your head! And a moustache! And a beard!”). Read, or ask somebody to ready to you, about some other Wonka sweets in this passage from the book.

Think of your own wonderful sweet; what is it called, what is it made of, what colour is it? Does it make the eater do anything? Design your own chocolate wrapper for this wonderful bar of your own invention!

Make a paper lollypop, for instructions see here. What wild and wonderful flavour does your lolly taste like?

Activity 2:

Listen to ‘The Candy Man’ and come up with your own actions for the lyrics written in purple.

Activity 3:

In the 2005 version of the film, the Oompa Loompas have some very catchy songs, like this one about Augustus Gloop! Learn some of the dance moves to the song here!

Activity 4:

How many of the signs can you remember from when ‘Pure Imagination’ was our cool-down song? Have a listen to the song here – how many of the signs can you do? Watch Bronia’s Cool Down video to double check you got it all right!

Activity 5:

When the Oompa Loompas meet the character Mike Teavee they say this rhyme about watching too much TV, “In almost every house we’ve been, We’ve watched them gaping at the screen. They loll and slop and lounge about, And stare until their eyes pop out.” If you’ve had lots of screen-time recently, try some Eye Yoga.

Add-on Activity:

A portion of the book is read with BSL signs for you to watch here.