At the end of Fairy Tale week, I let the kids decide what we would learn about next. They agreed that the following week should be Superhero week. I was a little nervous at first. My creative side works best when I have a deep understanding of my topics. Superheroes are not exactly my forte, although now being a mother to three little guys I am becoming more familiar with all of them, but in most cases they now know more about the characters than I do. So I tried to keep it simple and go with what I knew of the characters.
Throughout this week I didn’t really have a long project like the alphabet book in our Fairy Tale week, but I wanted something to be cohesive that linked all the days together. I cut up strips of paper with a superhero and their power written on it. Each morning they picked which super hero they would be for the day. James kept cheating to make sure he got Spiderman and Lilly wanted to be Wonder Woman, but Nick and Joe had fun pretending to be a different super hero every day.
- I looked around for some printables for this week and I came across a Batman preschool pack. I used several of their pages. The first was Heroes vs. Villains which had a page of heroes and villains to cut out and than a spot to paste the pictures in the correct spot. It gave us a chance to talk about what a hero is and what type of behaviors make someone a villain. The kids love to cut and paste so they had a really great time with these. The second was a Bat symbol memory game. The Batman Symbol was printed in various colors and there were also cards with the name of the color spelled out.
- Batman paper doll. I found this printable and let the kids use water colors to make their Batmans. They are still hanging up on our wall because Lilly wont let me take them down.