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Building a Superhero

We started our super hero week today and started off with some creation.
We did an activity that will set the stage for a couple other activities during the week.  A project, per say.

We built Super Heroes! 
To start this project we first had to talk about the super heroes that we know and love, what they do and why they are heroes.  This didn't take to long, we are a Marvel family and we love our super heroes.

After we were familiar with superheroes we started creating.

I found a print out on  that was great for the first stepping stone

Creating a costume
I can see why creating a costume would come after creating your super hero, matching your costume to your powers.  I did talk to The Dragons about what powers they would want first, but they are young and after decorating their costumes changed their minds.  Therefore, matching the powers to the costume.  Either way could work. 

When the costumes were finished we moved on to personality 
Little Dragon is a bit young yet to understand adjectives but he learned some new words. 

Summer Dragon and Doll Dragon are great readers and learned some new vocabulary as well.

I liked this activity because it gave many choices.  I was surprised to see The Dragons choose (or not choose) some of the options such as rich, proud, and reliable.  Mostly they were similar but there were a couple choice adjectives that each chose for their personalities.  

By the end of the activity Summer Dragon had a very diverse super hero.  He had ice power, sun power, and control power. 

Little Dragon stuck with ice power.  That is what he started with and that is how he decorated his hero. (The youngest) 
When the Dragons are creating I try to ask them questions to keep them focused and keep them creating. 
I asked Little Dragon about his costume he said "It is blue mom, like ice, like my powers. All the way down is blue." 
I asked him why his face was red and he said it just was.  He has a red face. 

Doll Dragon started with ice power then stuck to a heart theme once she started decorating.  It seemed a bit random to me, she hadn't been talking about hearts or love but she made a very detailed heart costume for here character. She stayed focused and completed the idea.  I was impressed, she is usually the one with a short attention span and changes her mind often.  We will talk more about what heart powers are later. 

The next step is creating the story for the hero, but that is saved for another day. 
 I will be posting the stories soon :)

Thanks for reading and check out more of my super hero activities here. 


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