Whether you’ve read Roald Dahl’s, The BFG, or not, you’re going to love The BFG Movie 2016. It hits theaters everywhere July 1st! I was able to attend a screening of the movie with my family in order to share my honest opinions. But I found a whole bunch of other fun BFG related activities to share as well. If you make a purchase through affiliate links included in this post, we make a small percentage at no additional cost to you.
The BFG Movie 2016 – In Theaters July 1st
I read the book earlier this year and the movie did not disappoint. In fact, it brought more color, emotion, and excitement than my own imagination. The animation is spectacular. The story itself is adorably beautiful. As Steven Spielberg’s first Disney movie, he created a magnificent world with a great cast.
A little girl around the age of 6 was sitting next to me in the theater. She was having the time of her life watching this movie. There were moments when she was snuggled up with her mom, and then times when she was belly laughing so hard I had to do a double-take to see if she was breathing. My kids are a bit older so they didn’t have that raw, youthful reaction, but they loved it in their own way. It’s a great film for families but especially those with kids between the ages of 5-11.
Activities for before OR after seeing the film:
Check out my full round up of free Disney coloring pages including a whole packet for The BFG.
I will encourage reading the book before seeing the movie, but either way is fine. I just love giving my own imagination a blank slate and then seeing how someone else portrays the story and characters.
It’s also a great bedtime story… literally. Whimsical and spritely concepts of catchable dreams give little minds, and adults alike, perfect ingredients for a night of wonderful dreams.
To help with translating and add a little fun to your own daily vocabulary, take a look at this Gobblefunk Glossary! (Click the image to download a PDF.)
The moral and lessons of the story are excellent for all ages. We learn to never let bullies push us around just because we’re small. Even giants can be made to feel small. Small after all is more of a feeling than a fact. Anyone can be big with their actions.