Download our Dream Big with Snoopy resource now

10th November, 2015

To celebrate the December 21 release of SNOOPY AND CHARLIE BROWN: THE PEANUTS MOVIE, we've created a brand new 'Dream Big with Snoopy and Friends' resource, which you can download now.

2015 marks the 65th anniversary of Charles Schulz's original comic strip, and our programme will encourage pupils to celebrate the evolution of Peanuts from page to screen over the past half a century.

With Christmas fast approaching, this resource provides a fun and accessible set of activities to enjoy in the classroom, with a minimum of preparation required during this busy period. Everyone knows that Charlie Brown's pet beagle Snoopy is something of a dreamer, and so in this great new resource we're asking you to Dream Big with Snoopy and Friends, and become Big Dreamers yourselves, through a series of comic writing and drawing activities.

This English and Art focused resource for KS2 (or equivalent) students, aged 7-11, draws on the heritage and popularity of the original Peanuts comic strip and its fun, unique characters to help develop young people's story-writing and drawing skills, and to cultivate an active imagination through engaging and creative activities.

In the run up to the busy Christmas period this curriculum supported resource makes for a perfect filler activity or fun independent learning project for pupils to get stuck into.

Download our Dream Big with Snoopy resource now

This resource includes:

-- Teacher notes
-- Lesson plan
-- 2 x supporting PowerPoints
-- Video tutorial featuring trailer and clips and step-by-step drawing instructions
-- Poster with highlights of tips in the video tutorial
-- Competition entry from - featuring first and last strips of comic for students to complete Snoopy's journey home from Paris. Including Golden Ticket mechanic, competition prizes and film details.

The video tutorial will introduce the resource, and help familiarise pupils with the world of Snoopy and Charlie Brown using exclusive clips provided by 20th Century Fox. The two PowerPoint presentations are titled 'Be a Cartoonist' and 'Be a Cartoon Writer', and will teach pupils how to draw the much-loved Peanuts characters, and about the process of writing a cartoon, after which pupils will have the chance to show off their new storytelling and drawing skills by using our activity sheets to fill in the gaps in short stories and comic strips to help the Peanuts characters solve problems.

'Dream Big' comic competition

SnoopyAs part of our SNOOPY AND CHARLIE BROWN: THE PEANUTS MOVIE celebrations, we'll also be running an exciting comic competition in which we're asking you to Dream Big in order to help Snoopy out of a fix.

Snoopy's flying doghouse has been destroyed in a battle with the Red Baron, and he's stranded in Paris. Pupils must find a way to get Snoopy back home in time for Charlie Brown's school dance, by filling in a comic strip using their imaginations.

Students will be given the first and last panels of the comic, and will then have to fill in the missing stages of Snoopy's journey to complete the story. One word of warning: beagles are not allowed to use traditional means of transportation - so get creative!

The most inventive comics will win exciting prizes, including a drawing workshop for their class, iPads and some great Peanuts merchandise, so be sure to let your imaginations run wild.

Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie is in cinemas December 21.

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