The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

The Chronicles of Narnia:
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe




Here are some activities to incorporate into a lesson or literature unit using The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis.



Book Summary:

Four children are sent to the countryside of England during the war to avoid the air raids. They go to live with an old professor who has no wife, only a housekeeper. While there, the children find an old wardrobe that if walked through, leads them to a magical place.

About the Author:

C.S. Lewis was born in 1898 in Ireland and died in 1963 in England. Although he was married, he never had children. As an author, he wrote novels as well as children’s books.

Suggested Vocabulary Words:
betray
contentment
dreadful
harbouring
hoax
inquisitive
logic
passage
premises
reign
spiteful
sulking
trifle
enchanted
imaginary
muffler
splendid
superior
conceal
festoons
beckoned
prophecy
vermin
stammer
solemn
cinema
conversation
delight
gloat
siege
pavilion
perish
shrill
dungeon
traitor
vile

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Word Search

Questions and Activities:

1. Which of the characters would you like to be?

2. How do King Peter, King Edmund, Queen Susan, and Queen Lucy rule Narnia?

3. Explain the last sentence in the book: “But if the Professor was right it was only the beginning of the adventures of Narnia.”

4. Explain the difference between fantasy and reality. Think of several things that happened in the book. Which of them could happen realistically and which ones are fantasy?

5. Draw a picture of each of the characters in the book. Underneath the picture, include a short description of his/her/it’s personality and the character’s name.


Internet Links:

The Evacuation of Children During World War II
The Children’s War (a BBC site)
How We Lived Then: A History of Everyday Life During the Second World War


The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Word Search

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