THE BFG Gobblefunk Glossary and Activities

Friday July 1, 2016 is the opening day for Disney’s The BFG! The BFG is based on the beloved children’s book by Roald Dahl and marks the first time Steven Spielberg has directed for Disney. So it’s kind of a big deal.

The BFG (Mark Rylance), while a giant himself, is a Big Friendly Giant and nothing like the other inhabitants of Giant Country. Standing 24-feet tall with enormous ears and a keen sense of smell, he is endearingly dim-witted and keeps to himself for the most part. Giants like Bloodbottler (Bill Hader) and Fleshlumpeater (Jemaine Clement) on the other hand, are twice as big and at least twice as scary and have been known to eat humans, while the BFG prefers Snozzcumber and Frobscottle. Upon her arrival in Giant Country, Sophie, a precocious 10-year-old girl from London, is initially frightened of the mysterious giant who has brought her to his cave, but soon comes to realize that the BFG is actually quite gentle and charming, and, having never met a giant before, has many questions. The BFG brings Sophie to Dream Country where he collects dreams and sends them to children, teaching her all about the magic and mystery of dreams.

Having both been on their own in the world up until now, their affection for one another quickly grows. But Sophie’s presence in Giant Country has attracted the unwanted attention of the other giants, who have become increasingly more bothersome. Says Spielberg, “It’s a story about friendship, it’s a story about loyalty and protecting your friends and it’s a story that shows that even a little girl can help a big giant solve his biggest problems.” Sophie and the BFG soon depart for London to see the Queen (Penelope Wilton) and warn her of the precarious giant situation, but they must first convince the Queen and her maid, Mary (Rebecca Hall), that giants do indeed exist. Together, they come up with a plan to get rid of the giants once and for all.

The BFG Gobblefunk Glossary and Activities

If you’ve read the book or already seen the movie, you already know the BFT has his own language called Gobblefunk. Here are a few examples:

Delumptious … Delicious
Skumping … Worried
Rummytot … Nonsense
Phizzwizard … a Happy Dream

Here’s a Gobblefunk glossary you can print out for yourself! And once you’ve studied up, try your hand at this Gobblefunk word search!


The BFG Gobblefunk Glossary, Coloring Pages, and Printable Activities


To save these printable PDFs to your computer, click on the links below and the PDF will open in a new tab or window. Right click on the PDF and select “Save” or “Print.”

The BFG Gobblefunk Glossary
The BFG Gobblefunk Word Search

Here are some additional fun items you can print out!

The BFG Maze
The BFG Bookmarks
The BFG Spot the Difference

And don’t forget these coloring pages! They are always a big hit.

The BFG Coloring Pages

The BFG Gobblefunk Glossary and Activities