Rats are medium sized, long tailed rodents, bigger than mice. The most common rats are black rats and brown rats. Rats tend to live near people and feed where they can, and in Europe they have been blamed for spreading, through their flees, the Black Death plague of the Middle Ages.

Fun Rat Facts:

  • Baby rats are known as kittens or pups
  • A group of rats is known as a pack or a mischief!

Our rat theme includes rat colouring pages, rat crafts and rat printables of all sorts! We also have Year of the Rat activities for Chinese New Year.

Although rodents aren't universally popular, the rat is useful when children are learning to read phonetically! We will be adding some early reading / writing worksheets here soon.

World Rat Day is celebrated on 4th April each year. Why not use it as an excuse to find out something about these interesting creatures? Many people love their pet rats!


Rat theme for kids

Rat Colouring Pages
If you need a rat colouring page, you need look no further! We've got rat colouring pages for...
Rat Crafts
Enjoy our collection of rat crafts for kids - perfect for Chinese New Year or perhaps even a pet...
Rat Printables
Rats, rats and more rats! Explore our printable rat activities below - you will find everything...
Rat Puzzles
Lots NEW! Have a go at a rat grid copy, rat dot to dot, rat word search ... all useful for keeping...
Rat Worksheets
Lots NEW! Have fun with this collection of rat worksheets - designed to encourage fact-finding and...

Year of the Rat

Year of the Rat
The rat is one of the twelve animals of the Chinese Zodiac, and apparently the cleverest and fastest of all the animals, despite being the smallest! Have some fun at Chinese New Year with our Year of the Rat resources:
Year of the Rat

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