Sketch out a super-charged version of your child, and watch his confidence soar.
Have kids make a superhero version of themselves!
Begin by asking kids to think about superhero attributes. Will their superhero be super fast? Super sweet? Super stretchy? Have them list adjectives to describe their superhero.
While kids are imagining their superhero, cut out several basic shapes from construction paper. Kids will assemble these shapes into their superhero, for example, triangles for capes, caps and skirts. (Let older kids cut out shapes that you've drawn.)
On a white sheet of paper have kids layer and glue the cut-outs to create their superheroes. Make sure they assemble the superhero to one side of the page so they will have room to draw a speech bubble.
Have the children draw arms, ears and mouth. They can put a letter on the body for their name. Have them draw a speech bubble over their superhero, saying something awesome and superhero-ish.
You can extend this activity by having children write a comic book about their superhero.