Roald Dahl's Matilda lesson plans

A selection of lesson plans helping students explore the themes in Roald Dahl's Matilda

Roald Dahl's Matilda, illustrated by Quentin Blake.

Matilda is one of Roald Dahl's best-known stories. The story of the little girl with a big brain and mysterious magical powers, her kind teacher Miss Honey and her formidable Headmistress Miss Trunchbull has entertained parents and children alike for generations since it was first publication in 1988.

If you're feeling inspired to explore some of the themes from the story in your own classroom, our selection of lesson plans invites students to develop various skills through wordplay, drama and many other methods.

Download the lesson plans using the panel on the right, and take a look at our other educational resources and ways to have fun with your class, from Dahlicious Dress Up Day to Puffin Virtually Live.

You can also plan a trip to the Roald Dahl Museum for your class - find out more here.