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Half Term Whodunnit

Over half term, we ran an online whodunnit event. Here are some of the activities if you are looking for some activities around mystery stories:

There was a sample story called the Missing Tiara Mystery in two parts – one and two

  • If you like drawing, you could do a picture of the BeeBopDaLooLa tiara – or Inkpots Towers.
  • Do you like reading mystery stories? Who is your favourite mystery story author?
  • Carry on with the story – I would LOVE to read more!
  • Do you like making cartoons? How about doing a comic strip about how the tiara was stolen?
  • Are you having a sleepover during half term? Why not tell us all about what you and your friends did (or plan to do)?

Robin Stevens, author of the Murder Most Unladylike series, also sent this top tip:

To write a mystery story you need to plan carefully! Before you begin to write, make sure you know the answers to the following five questions: who, what, where, when and how. If you are really clear about all of the details of your crime, you’ll be able to be confident about writing your mystery, and you’ll be able to trick your readers!

Do let us know if these ideas inspire any stories or pictures!




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