James and the Giant Peach storyline wall display from my classroom. Creating it was great fun and the children enjoyed watching it evolve as the story developed. Arriving in the morning to find their seagulls hanging from the roof was a particular highlight.
After reading Charlie and Chocolate Factory, my students recreate their favorite room from the book in a diorama. The materials that they use are of their choosing. They are not allowed to base it on the movie. No two "Chocolate Rooms" are every the same. They also write a small paper to go along with the project. They write about the materials that they used and the process in which they made the project. This is a great way to reinforce "strong" verbs and "colorful" adjectives.