Age Range: 2 - 11

Meet Supertato! He's always there for you when the chips are down. He's the superhero with eyes everywhere - and he's about to meet his arch nemesis.

Book Author: Sue Hendra

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Teaching Ideas and Resources:


  • There are a number of stories that feature Supertato. Could you create a new book about him?
  • Create a prequel that explains Supertato's 'origin story'. Where did he come from?
  • The story begins with the sentence 'Some vegetables are frozen for a very good reason'. Use this as the opening for your own story.
  • Retell the story from the point of view of Supertato or the evil pea.
  • Turn the story into a playscript and perform this to an audience.
  • Write a newspaper report about the incidents that took place at the supermarket.
  • Create a character profile for Supertato. What special powers does he have? What is his personality like?


  • Find out the prices of items at your local supermarket and use these to create your own word problems.


  • Plan a healthy menu (with plenty of fruit and vegetables).


  • Design a game in which Supertato has to catch the evil pea.
  • Design a poster to promote a Supertato movie.
  • Make some paper cutouts of the characters and use these to create an stop-motion animation based on the story.
  • Make your own short film using these characters, using this example for inspiration:

  • Create your own video retelling of the story. Here is an example:

Design Technology

  • Create a model of Supertato.


  • Can you design your own superhero character that is based on a different type of fruit or vegetable (or an animal)?
  • Create your own comic strip about a new adventure for Supertato.
  • Design a new sidekick for Supertato.
  • Design a vehicle that Supertato can use to travel around the aisles in the supermarket.


  • Compose a theme tune for a 'Supertato' animated series.


  • Draw a plan view of the supermarket and identify the different locations mentioned in the story.

Physical education

  • Create a playground game in which a Supertato character has to capture runaway peas.


  • Find out the names for different fruit and vegetables in other languages.


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