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David Walliams’ Birthday

August 13th 2021| Michael Mountford

David Walliams’ Birthday

Comedian, Britains Got Talent Judge, TV and Theatre Actor and charity legend. WOW! What a list of jobs!

Born August 20th 1971David Edward Walliams has over a dozen children’s novels published.

His first outing into children’s books started all the way back in 2008 when he debuted with ‘The Boy in the Dress‘.

Since then he has gone on to write such classroom favourites as Billionaire Boy, Gangsta Granny and Demon Dentist – to name a few.

In order to help you and your class celebrate his birthday, I’ve put together a blog that will hopefully give you some inspiration for some ideas on how to celebrate his birthday.

Why Reading Is So Important!

World Book Day’s 10 Minute Story Sharing – David Walliams

Wall Display

If you’re looking for some inspiration to help make learning more fun and engaging for kids in their own time, why not try and a splash of creativity to a spare section of the classroom and make a dedicated display area where the children can pin up their favourite pieces of work all to do with the topic of Dr Seuss and his various works.

5 Activities for Discussing Billionaire Boy in the classroom

Billionaire Boy was one of my favourite David Walliams’ books when I was in KS2, so I’ve found some ideas and activities for how you could discuss the story.

Speaking Activity:

Design Activity:

Creative Writing Activity:

Art/DT Activity

Writing Activity:

These ideas came from West End Schools blog, they have plenty of other really creative and informative classroom blogs – take a look here.

Other Media

Given the worldwide success of many of David Walliams‘ books, it’s hardly surprising that many of them have been given multiple adaptations: stage plays, fulllength feature films, TV shows and even attractions at Alton Towers!

Some children may struggle to fully engage with lessons based purely on books alone, and may benefit from more visual representations of content. Therefore I feel it’s crucial to look at the whole range of mediums available and try and integrate them into your lesson.

Many of the TV shows can be found on both Youtube as well as BBC’s own website:

The World of David Walliams

Roll up, roll up, get your free downloadable activities and resources here!

If you’re looking for some exciting activities to keep boredom at bay, then you’ve definitely come to the right place! Scroll down for a treasure trove of fantastic activities, all inspired by David Walliams’ tremendous tales.

Filled with all the wacky and wonderful characters in David Walliams’ books, you can download any of these free activity sheets for hours of fun and learning at home!

worldofdavidwalliams.com

At Teacher’s Pet we have our very popular Author Packs, which has everything you could need in order to help celebrate your favourite author’s birthday.

Click the button below to get started downloading our David Walliams Author Pack.

The perfect resource pack with over 20 resources all about the famous author David Walliams. Use this pack on its own in order to help you do an author focus in your classroom or why not download this pack along with our other 9 author focus packs as part of your World Book Day activities?

Each Author Pack includes:

A display banner
Author poster featuring some of their most famous texts

Author cartoon image for a display
3 writing frames
10 challenges
– write an acrostic poem
– Character comparison
– Book front cover design
– Create an author fact file
– Write a Book review
– Write a book blurb
– Questions for the author and research
– Award introduction speech
– Create a character profile
– Change the ending to a story

Have a great day!

I hope this blog has given you some ideas on how you could plan for teaching about David Walliams.

If you have any great teaching ideas for this topic, feel free to comment below (they might even get added into the topic calendar!).

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