My kids adore Supertato, actually I do too, I think Sue Hendra might well be my favourite author for kids books!
This post was inspired by a session I went to at my local Children’s Centre that had some Supertato activities on and I overheard the staff saying that they’d had a bit of a hard time finding any Supertato resources online so I figured I’d write up my own.
These would all be fun to do as extension activities for the book and or just as a way of keeping the fun going – in fact while I was looking for a picture for this my daughter ran over and started yelling ‘it’s Supertato, it’s Supertato!’
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You’ll find lots of ideas here suitable for preschoolers and EYFS as well as KS1 and of course lots that you can do at home with your child too.
My kids enjoyed reading Supertato as preschoolers but it’s still a popular book while my daughter has moved through infants school so I hope that it’s a resource that you’ll return to again over the years.
If you like these activities make sure that you bookmark this page or pin an image so that you can return to it again when you need it.
Supertato Activities for Kids
We made a paper plate Evil Pea craft that’s perfect for battling Supertato!
Make bubble wrap fruit and vegetables like this from In The Playroom
Do potato printing.
Create a sensory play area in a tuff spot* with part-cooked potatoes, peas, broccoli, carrots and a potato masher!
For an easy Supertato craft idea make Supertato himself out of a paper plate, paint your plate a pale brown and then glue on a black paper belt and mask (use scrap white paper and pens for the eyes or glue on googly eyes) and stick a red paper triangle onto the back of your plate for his cape.
Need a simple idea to help with literacy? Why not make speech bubbles to go alongside your Supertato crafts – what might Supertato or Evil Pea be saying?
Follow Adventure of Adam’s instructions and make your own Supertato and Evil Pea – great for some imaginative play and role-playing!
Make a vegetable soup together, older children can write down the different vegetables that are needed to make it.
Use Powerful Mothering’s free printable for sorting fruit and vegetables by colour.
Try different fruit and vegetables and record which you like and don’t like – at my kids school they used it as a way to get all the kids to try jacket potatoes and I was beyond pleased to have a potato hating child come home and tell me that they now like potatoes thanks to Supertato!
Hide some ‘evil peas’ around the room and have the kids hunt for them and count how many they can find.
Do a vegetable maths game like this one from Fantastic Fun and Learning.
Try growing vegetables together. In our experience at home runner beans have been the best as they have quite a high success rate of actually growing (always important with kids) and grow very quickly too.
This Supertato activity pack contains a colouring page, spot the difference and make your own supertato cut out page.
Dip your veggies in paint and then roll them around a tray covered in paper. Which ones roll the most easily?
There are now loads of books in the Supertato series so if your child loves Supertato be sure to check them out. I’m always a fan of anything that gets my kids interested in reading and sharing stories and we’ve been working our way through this list too, I think Evil Pea Rules is our favourite!
- Supertato Veggies Assemble
- Supertato Carnival Catastro-Pea!
- Supertato, Evil Pea Rules
- Supertato Veggies in the Valley of Doom
- Supertato Run Veggies Run
More activities for kids books
We love Sue Hendra and to celebrate the publication of her book Cake we made cake scented playdough.
You won’t be surprised to find out that Julia Donaldson is another favourite author of ours. My daughter loved playing with this Superworm inspired sensory play.
And finally these paper bag puppets inspired by The Scarecrows Wedding are great for playing with as well as crafting!