Need some superhero activities for your youngsters? Here are 20 crafts, experiments, and other activities that will fit in with any preschool-themed classroom or birthday party. Kids will get to feel like they are soaring through the air, with disguises that they create themselves, while they save their favorite heroes from danger.
1. Superhero Straw Shooters
What a cute idea. Just take a picture of each child and have them color in the cape. Then add the picture of them and attach it to the straw so they can have some superhero fun. See who can blow theirs the furthest, or turn it into a race.
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2. Mix and Match Puzzles
Print, cut, and laminate. Easy setup for you and tons of fun for them. Kids can put them together to create their favorite superheroes or mix them up to make their own creations. It is perfect for a center activity too.
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3. Superhero Yoga
A yoga series that will make those kiddos feel like superheroes. They'll be flying through the air in no time. Plus, yoga is great for young kids to practice and this is a fun way to introduce it. I wish that I had learned it at a younger age.
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4. Superhero Cuff
Cuffs seem to be a part of many superhero costumes, so naturally, kids will love this craft. Simply take some empty toilet paper or paper towel tubes, decorate them, and cut them so they can be worn by your little superheroes. The possibilities are endless, depending on what craft supplies you have on hand.
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5. Icy Superhero Rescue
Here's a great activity for kids to cool off with on a hot day. Freeze their favorite superheroes and give them tools that will help them rescue their toys. It will make them feel like superheroes too when they pull their toys out of the ice. Set the scene by telling them that they need to help since Penguin froze everyone.
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6. What Makes Ice Melt the Fastest?
This awesome superhero activity is similar to the last one but gives a list of ways to try to melt the ice. It also gives questions to ask that will help young scientists learn about experimentation. Break out those goggles and gloves to make them feel more like scientists too.
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7. Superhero Magnet Experiment
Preschoolers will have fun with superheroes and explore magnetism with this activity. There's not much setup required, but it will definitely get them wondering how magnets can make things move without them even touching. Attach magnets to their toys and let them play. Then you can ask questions to get them thinking about the power of magnets.
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8. Build a Superhero
Learn shapes and how they can make other things. You can use either paper shapes and glue them on them or use pattern blocks to create these superheroes. It's a great way to develop fine motor skills as well.
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9. Paperbag Superhero
A superhero craft that allows kids to create their own costumes. Once they color and glue all the pieces down and it dries, they can fly around and save the world! They would also make for a cute bulletin board.
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10. Egg Carton Goggles
Another important element of a superhero costume is goggles. Plus reusing those egg cartons is great too! Kids paint them whatever color matches their theme and they can select what color pipe cleaners to add, so they are even more personalized.
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11. Superhero Gravity Experiment
Glue pieces of straw on the backs of some superhero figurines and slide them onto strings. Kids will think that they are just making their characters fly, but they'll also learn how gravity impacts objects. After letting them play for a little while, ask them why they think that the figurines don't stay in place.
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12. Superhero Masks
Every superhero needs to protect their identity, and what better way than with a mask? Print out these templates and the kids do the rest. Some of them mimic their favorite superheroes, while others let them have a little more creative license.
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13. Playdough Superhero Mats
This motor activity is sure to please. Kids get to use play-doh and recreate their favorite heroes' logos. Some require more patience than others, however only using 2-3 colors makes things easier. Play-doh is usually a good choice for preschoolers.
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14. Spider Web Painting
Painting activities are always a crowd pleaser. All you need are cut-up cardboard boxes or butcher paper and some painter's tape. Then kids can paint them with whatever colors they choose. Take the tape off before they dry completely to get the full effect.
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15. Hulk Bears
This superhero activity will seem like magic to preschoolers. They'll love watching the gummy bears grow while they absorb whatever liquid they are placed in. It can be a fun party activity too!
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16. Superhero Bracelets
If you're looking for a fun way to practice motor skills, then get out those beads and string. Kids can either follow the given ones, or they can make one that matches their invented superhero.
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17. Superhero Popsicle Sticks
Here is a cute and quick-to-assemble superhero craft. It can be used as a letter recognition activity as well. Kids will be zooming around in no time with these little cuties.
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18. Captain America Shield
Legos, paint, and paper plates are all you need to make a fun take on Captain America's shield. It also helps with motor skills and is tons of fun. I would also use the idea for kids to make their own shields. They fit in perfectly with any superhero theme event for kids.
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19. All About Me
Let those little superheroes tell all about themselves with these printouts. Most preschool classes take the time to create some sort of All About Me posters and if you have a superhero theme in your classroom, these will fit in perfectly.
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20. Super S
While meant to be a letter learning activity, it also makes for a cute superhero craft activity as well. It calls for using various materials that kids will love making. You can also use the same idea if you are not working on the letter S when you want to do this activity.
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