A superhero playdate is an excellent way to foster good problem solving skills and healthy coping mechanisms for children. Super hero play not only allows kids to use their imaginations and develop problem solving skills, it gives them an avenue for working through the things that scare them.
To an adult, facts and statistics might be comforting, but to little kids who are just starting to understand that there aren’t always happy endings, the idea of someone endowed with more than the normal ability to make things okay is pretty comforting. Letting them pretend to be the super hero allows them to identify themselves as the character in the story who can solve problems- and there is no better way for them to see themselves. In celebration of our little people who can do big things, here are some play resources with a superhero theme!
If you like this collection of Superhero playdate ideas, don’t miss the companion post- Heroic Princess Playdate ideas!
- Printable “templates” for designing a superhero
- Superhero girl coloring page
- Superhero boy coloring page
Superhero dress up play
- Print and color a Wonder Tiara.
- Make a paper bag cape.
- Design your own badge. (Print on full sheet labels, let them color and add to shirt or cape!)
- Batman cuffs
- Superhero cape DIY from a T-shirt (The “free” cotton tees I get when I register for lots of road races are EXCELLENT candidates for these… you can use the back for a cape and save the fronts for a quilt of your races, if that’s your jam. One woman can only wear so many t-shirts…)
- Female Superhero peg dolls – Older kids can do these themselves, and for younger ones you can make a set for open-ended table play.
- Try these Handprint Superheroes. Or these.
- Superhero masks template for a build-your-own mask activity