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Here’s everything you need for an awesome superhero week! Plan crafts, learning activities, games, books, and more, all centered around a superhero theme. Some of these activities use Marvel and DC characters, while others just involve generic superheroes.
As I’m writing this post, parents and kids around the world are gearing up for a different type of summer. Many of the usual camps and activities won’t be taking place this summer because of public health. The kids and I have been working to create activities based around various themes. We want to make it easy for you to put together a fun summer!
An added benefit is that some of these activities will help give parents a break while the kids are busy.
Make it a SUPERHERO WEEK!
The activities in this post can be done on their own, or choose a few to do for a superhero themed week. Print some coloring pages, plan a few crafts and play ideas, and then add some superhero movies and story books from the library and you’ll be all set!
Make your favorite character, or design your own superhero. Crafting with superheroes is lots of fun!
Kids of all ages will enjoy making some Superhero Painted Rocks. We made our favorite Marvel and DC characters.
Make some posable Pipe Cleaner Superheroes. This is one of the best crafts ever!
These Craft Stick Superheroes are a lot of fun, and this is a great craft for kids to do on their own. Use markers if you think paint will be too messy, or have them do the craft outside.
I also love these Avengers Bookmarks – use craft sticks for these too.
Use a paper plate to make a Captain America Shield. Fun idea from Crafts on Sea.
I am loving these Superman and Batman mason jar coin banks from Fireflies and Mudpies! Clever craft idea.
Coloring pages, LEGO ideas, dress-up and more. Most of these activities would be easy for kids to do on their own.
Set up a superhero themed LEGO challenge! Print these LEGO Superhero Building Cards for inspiration. There are 8 patterns to build.
Here’s a TON of free printable Superhero Coloring Pages from Brain Power Boy.
My kids love to make Folded Paper Claws and pretend to be Wolverine!
My kids also really enjoy making Duct Tape Armbands and pretending to be superheroes. This activity could not be simpler, and it keeps them busy!
Turn a large cardboard box into a Hulk Toss Game! See this and more party ideas in the post.
Print a free Superhero Word Search from Hey, Let’s Make Stuff.
Practice math facts, writing, and more with a superhero theme.
Print these Superhero Writing Worksheets for first and second graders. There are 9 different story starters, and then plenty of handwriting lines for completing the story.
Challenge your kids to write their own comic strip! This post has several Printable Comic Strip Templates with a superhero theme.
This Superhero Math Pack has more than 20 pages of superhero themed math activities for first graders.
Here’s a fun printable Superhero Addition Inequalities Activity from Life Over C’s.
I love this Magnetic Superhero Science Activity – help Spiderman move a train without touching it, using a magnet.
If your kids enjoy secret codes, they’ll love this Superhero Secret Code Activity from What Do We Do All Day.
Here are some fun Batman vs. Superman Math Games from Inspiration Laboratories. These are perfect kindergarten and first grade.
Have fun with superheroes!