Real Life Superhero
Words are Wally Trollman’s superpower, snowy rescues are Everest’s power, and clues are Blue’s!
What is your little one’s BIG power?
When your child thinks about what they’re great at, they boost their self-confidence, and they learn how they can help others. Anybody — even grown-ups! — can have fun reflecting on their superpowers.
Not sure what your superpower is? Here’s a clue: think about what other people ask you to help with or what advice people seek from you.
Important Tip for Parents/Caregivers: Help your child learn these skills in calm moments that he or she can use in “big feelings” moments. The middle of a tantrum is NOT the time to learn a strategy from scratch, but it’s the perfect time to use a practiced technique to manage raging emotions.
- crayons, markers, coloring pencils, or paint
- Let’s imagine you as a real-life superhero! What are you really great at doing? Can you build things like Rusty? Can you find things like Dora? Can you use clues to solve puzzles like Blue? Are you super kind like Peppa or super good at rhyming like Wally Trollman? What’s your real-life super power?
- Let’s draw a picture of SUPER YOU!
- Let’s imagine how Super YOU might save the day with your superpower. How could you be a real-life superhero?
- Tip for Grown-ups: Younger children can get more from this art project if they tell you about their picture as they draw. You might not recognize anything in their picture when it’s finished, but that’s fine! This is more about the process of thinking about what makes us special than about the finished masterpiece! Older children can create a comic strip version of them doing their super skill. Talk about comics and look at some comics together for inspiration.