James and the Giant Peach lesson plans

Using James's awful aunts to have some fun with similes

Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach, illustrated by Quentin Blake.

James and the Giant Peach was the first of Roald Dahl's well-known children's stories that he completed. It was first published in 1961, and tells the story of James Henry Trotter and his horrible aunts - and how some magic beans, a peach tree and a collection of interesting insects conspire to change his life.

It's those awful aunts that have inspired this lesson plan, which invites students to have some fun with similies as they invent a new relative for James.

Download the lesson plan 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.

And stay tuned - we'll have more James and the Giant Peach lesson plans available very soon...

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