The Traveller Alphabet Book

Traveller's Alphabet

QUESTIONS

Did you know what ill-tricket means? Does anyone in your family use the word?

Is there a character in a book who is an ill-tricket?

What about a brother or a sister or even a pet? Are they ill-trickets?

How do they behave?

ACTIVITIES

Being ill-tricket or mischievous can mean being playful and having fun but not meaning to cause any harm. Sometimes it can also mean being a bit naughty.

Write ill-tricket in the middle of a page. Now draw a few pictures around the word of children being a bit naughty or getting up to mischief.

Think about what happened afterwards. Did the children get into trouble for waht they had done or was it just good fun?

ABOUT ILL-TRICKET

Ill-tricket is a Scottish Cant phrase from Perthshire meaning mischievous child.

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