Working with children, we hear our fair share of stories about beloved superheroes regularly, and we can’t wait to let our little ones know that April 28 is National Superhero Day. Since we’re sure you hear about these friends just as much (if not more) than we do, we thought it would be fun to shine a light on this celebration. We love an opportunity to show children that there are heroes in real-life too, not just fiction.
If ever there was a time for dress up, it’s today.
That’s right. On Saturday, whip out those capes, masks and cuffs and allow your child to step into the shoes of their favorite character! It looks like we might be getting some rain this weekend, so use this opportunity to have your child do some indoor Superhero Training. Lay out an obstacle course in the basement (or ask them to set one up) and have them do some special skill testing to stay sharp!
After testing their skills and reflexes, have them move onto brain training where they can do some arts and crafts to create their own special gadgets and gizmos. Finally, ask your superhero to help with chores … we mean … strength training.
Not only is it important for your child to feel like a hero, but take some time to encourage them to be a hero in real-life by doing acts of kindness for those you care about, or even for a stranger (with your supervision of course). Maybe a neighbor is out gardening and could use a little help planting, or perhaps a grandparent could use a special visit to put a smile on their face.
The key to this day for little ones is that they understand that while superheroes are a lot of fun, they are also doing things to help keep their community happy, and that they can be superheroes in our community too!