Last week at Mommy Summer Camp/homeschool, we continued to work on our Superhero unit. We focused on Superhero powers, naturally sparking a discussion of what super powers we would have if we were superheroes. My older son decided he would have the power to play tricks on people, sort of like a Super Pranker. Since my two-year-old isn’t very verbal yet, his siblings decided his power would be to make super stinky diapers (a power he already possesses in my opinion). Personally, I would love to be able to fly or to be invisible, kind of generic I know, but it would be pretty awesome to be able to fly everywhere.
As is customary with Mother Goose Time, there were lots of fun activities for the kids this week, but one stood out from all the rest. It was another one of the Mother Goose Time Make and Play projects, entitled Flying Hero. During this activity, the kids made super heroes using a popsicle stick and also created a piece of scenery using a paper bag. Then they used the two pieces to act out adventures. Since my youngest son was napping at the time, it was a nice opportunity to spend some toddler free time with his older siblings. It was fascinating to watch each of them approach the project in different ways.
My older son used multiple popsicle sticks, breaking some of them apart to give his superhero arms and legs. He used his bag to recreate the crazy demolition bus, Miss Fritter, from Cars 3 (which he is a little obsessed with).
My youngest daughter made a fantastic superhero, complete with a bejeweled cape, and also a pet to go along with her hero since her special power was having the ability to talk to animals.
My oldest daughter made multiple superheroes, one evil one and one good.
Each of them ended up with awesome popsicle stick superheroes which they played with for the rest of the day. I worked on a superhero too so my littlest guy would have something to play with when he woke up from his nap and he was delighted with my Super Mommy superhero.
This project was easy to do and could easily be replicated with materials most of you have around your house. You could be very flexible with this project and use the popsicle sticks to make whatever characters your child might be interested in, whether it be princesses, pirates, or knights. We have had a lot of fun this week and are looking forward to exploring more superhero fun next week with Mother Goose Time.
Join us next week as we focus on Saving the Planet, and of course for more Chaos on the Creek.
Disclaimer: I am so grateful to have found this curriculum and am excited to share our experiences on the blog. In exchange for my unbiased and honest reviews, Mother Goose Time has provided us with the curriculum free of charge.