KS2 ACTIVITY PACK: Diary of a Wimpy Kid

What’s the story?

‘Let me get something straight: this is a JOURNAL not a diary… The other thing I want to clear up right away is that this was MOM’s idea, not mine.’

Things aren’t going well for Greg Heffley. He’s been thrust into a new school where undersize weaklings share the corridors with kids who are taller, meaner and already shaving…..

And so begin Greg’s adventures (and misadventures) in a series that spans 12 books and has sold 250 million copies worldwide.  50% words, 50% cartoons, 100% hilarious! Stories that all readers can’t wait to get their hands on. Laughter guaranteed!

This activity pack includes:

Worksheets to support the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Resource Pack of work that supports children’s literacy development, encouraging creativity and imagination. Designed as sequential units of work, the activities can also be used individually as inspiration for reading for pleasure.

Activity 1: Front Cover Fun – what do you see when you look at the Wimpy Kid covers?

Activity 2: Create Your Own Cover – design your own Wimpy Kid cover

Activity 3: Theme cards – identify themes in the Wimpy Kid books

Activity 4: Theme Sheet – write down your won ideas about themes in the Wimpy Kid books

Activity 5: Author Profile – what do you know about author Jeff Kinney?

Activity 6: My Wimpy Kid Character – create your own Wimpy Kid character!

Activity 7: Diary Entry Template – write your own diary entry – as an individual or as a class

Activity 8: Comic Book Panel Planner – plan your own comic strip

Activity 9: Make Your Own Comic Strip – write your own comic strip

Activity 10: Closet Template – what’s in your closet?!

Activity 11: Poster – make your own poster for a yard sale just like Greg

Activity 12: Awesome Friendly Kid Perspectives Template – write a diary entry of the same day from different perspectives

Activity 13: Diary of An Awesome Friendly Kid Friendship Recipe – what makes a good friendship?

Activity 14: Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories story dice template

Activity 15: Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories story starter cards

Activity 16: Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories storyboard

Get the KS2 ACTIVITY PACK: Diary of a Wimpy Kid