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Highway Rat

  • Read the story and find out what your child thinks about the way the duck tricked the rat?
  • Is your child puzzled by anything? For example the meaning of words or phrases such as ‘stand and deliver’ or ‘halt’.
  • Make a wanted poster for the Highway Rat

  • Talk about how each character in the story feels and why they feel that way.

  • Dress up as the highway rat by making your own cloak and eye mask. Have a go at acting out part of the story.
  • The duck tricks the rat with an echo, can you find out what makes an echo?
  • What is your favourite type of cake? Can you bake a cake and decorate it? Remember to measure out the ingredients.