Superheroes!

Today the Wiggleworms started with our Opening Song, where we said hi to the librarian, the Superheroes, the table and our Story Time friends.

BOOK: The Amazing Adventures
of Bumblebee Boy

by David Soman and Jacky Davis
illustrated by Erin F. Stead

Bumblebee Boy

Cute book about a preschool aged boy who is pretending to be a superhero…. except he keeps getting interrupted by his pesky toddler brother. Funny and just enough repetition to get the kids joining in, my group could relate to the story and enjoyed it!

Song: “If You’re a Superhero and You Know It”
Tune: “If You’re Happy and You Know It”

If you’re a superhero and you know it, flex your muscles,
If you’re a superhero and you know it, flex your muscles,
If you’re a superhero and you know it, then your muscles will surely show it,
If you’re a superhero and you know it, flex your muscles!

Jump up high!
Fly in the sky!
Run real fast!

(Source: Mild-Mannered Librarian – she has a whole bunch of great superhero songs!!)

Book: Ladybug Girl
By: David Soman and Jacky Davis

ladybug girl

Another great book by Soman and Davis. This preschool girl finds she is a superhero in everyday ordinary situations. Several of the girls in the group knew this series, and the kids all enjoyed it.

GAME CUBE!- check out the link to these fun songs we pick by rolling our Game Cube dice!

This week we sang Jump, Jump Jumping – and counted by 2s to mix things up a bit! We also did Grown a Banana.  This song will just have to become a weekly standard, the kids have stopped even pretending to roll the dice, they just set it on the banana right away!!

Flannel Story: Cowabunga Shell Game
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This was a ton of fun!  For more info on this game see my Flannel Friday Cowabunga! post!

BOOK: Wonder Woman
by Ralph Cosentino

wonder woman

Ralph Cosentino’s superhero series is a perfect way to introduce younger kids to one of their favorite subjects. Most superhero books are not well written unfortunately, but this series is fantastic. This book is a tad long for a younger preschool crowd but very easily edited. The drawings are great, the language is simple and the through line of the story actually makes sense – which I find doesn’t happen in many superhero books for the younger set!

SHUFFLE DANCE: Check out our dance list here!

This week we got to Brush your Teeth!

Bonus Book: Superman
by Ralph Consentino

superman

I like this book even more than the Wonder Woman book!  It is even simpler and the kids are more familiar with Superman’s story. Big hit!

CRAFT:  Flying Superheroes

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MATERIALS:
Pre-cut Batman printout (template available at Thrive After Three)
Crayons
Tape
Straws in two different diameters. Smaller straw should be cut into 1 inch segments

DIRECTIONS:
Kids colored the Batman printout. When they were finished I took a small straw segment and taped over one end. Then I attached the small straw segment to the back of the Batman drawing. I showed the kids how to attach the long straw, and blow in the long straw to make Batman fly.

To see how Batman flies check out this video!

FUNNEST CRAFT EVER. As one Mom left she said – we’re making flying princesses this afternoon – good point, this could be used for anything – flying planes, butterflies, the list is endless!)

(Source: HUGE thank you to Lisa Shaia at Thrive After Three for today’s craft and for turning me on to the Costentino books too!

Closing Rhyme & Song

How it Went:

Really and truly the FUNNEST CRAFT EVER. Very engaging topic for this group – my boys especially are really into superheroes right now! The last two books got a little wiggly, but were easily shortened.  All in all a super fun superhero story time!

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8 thoughts on “Superheroes!

  1. OK, there is NO way NOT to like felt Ninja Turtle stuff 😀 When my son was little, one of his birthday parties was that theme (I loved them, too! Michelangelo was my favorite, pizza-loving guy 🙂 ). For the “cake,” I made a “pizza” using chocolate pudding on the crust, topped with a WIDE variety of candy, etc. So much fun 🙂

      • Oh, it was so easy 🙂 You can just make it using regular pie crust or a sugar crust. Of course, I put candies that tasted good with chocolate pudding. I don’t think I put whipped cream ON it ’cause it wouldn’t last and didn’t want to do cool whip. Also, I made them each a bandana made out of felt with the eye holes cut out (you can do all four colors) and with green oaktag made shells they could wear that tied around their waists. I remember making manhole covers out of oaktag, too, but don’t remember the game I thought up for them to play. They had a blast 🙂

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