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Becoming Super Heroes –Promoting Literacy and Physical Activity

Does your child have a favourite super hero? Or maybe they’d like to invent their own super hero! In this activity, children are encouraged to dress-up as a super hero (either in a ready-made costume, or by creating their own outfit from articles around your home), write down some of their hero’s strengths, and do some super hero training! 

What You Will Need:

  • Items from around your home to use as a super hero costume.
  • Paper and pencil/pen to write down your super hero’s strengths.
  • A little bit of indoor or outdoor space to perform super hero strength training.

 

Process:

  • Allow your child to use their imagination when deciding which hero they would like to dress-up as.
  • Encourage your child to find items from around your home to use as a costume. If your child already has a favourite dress-up costume, that works too!
  • Have your child write down some examples of what makes their chosen hero great. Examples include: Kindness, strength, standing-up to bullies, super intelligence, etc.

 

Now it’s time for Super Hero Boot Camp!

Everyone knows that super heroes need to stay fit in order to stay super! Here are some training suggestions your child can try! (On hot days, be sure to stay hydrated and don’t overexert yourself in the heat).

  • 10 pushups
  • 10 jumping jacks
  • 10 sit ups
  • Stretch to the right for 30 seconds
  • Stretch to the left for 30 seconds
  • Stretch to the middle for 30 second
  • Hop on your right leg 10 times
  • Hop on your left leg 10 times
  • Jog in place for 30 seconds
  • 20 large forward arm circles
  • 20 large backward arm circles
  • Balance on right leg for 30 seconds
  • Balance on left leg for 30 seconds

 

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