Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No! It's a flying alien from the planet Krypton with super human strength who pretends to be a meek human reporter when he's not spending time saving lives around Earth. I think, most of you would be familiar with this comic superhero from the D.C. universe... You've guessed right! It's Superman!
The beloved superheroes from our childhood and those of our kids today share many similar traits. All of them have captivating origin stories, incredible super-powers, relatable weaknesses and of course, relentless arch-nemeses. These main elements form the basis of great superhero stories.
This creative printable worksheet set explores our age old wonderment of superhuman heroes and storytelling. Let's create our own heroes and stories!
Printable & Activity Objectives
Age: 6 to 9 year olds, Activity Time: 2-3 hours, Items Needed: Colouring and writing pencils
In this activity, your child will learn about creating their own superheroes starting from their origins, exploring their superpowers/weaknesses to the design of their outfits.
It will help your child or student:
Better understand the fundamentals of fictional superhero creation and the building blocks of strong superhero story arcs or storytelling like good versus evil, strong defends the weak etc.
Explore and stretch their literary and design creativity by developing a brand new superhero character including the backstories that make them who they are.
Let's bring your superhero to life!
How to Get Started
Simple steps to start:
Research and find out more about why superheroes continue to fascinate both children and adults til this day. Here's a fun and quick video about the history of superhero stories:
Here's fairly long but very interesting video about what makes a great superhero as told by the godfather of superhero stories, the late legendary Stan Lee:
Get started on the printable worksheets!
What's in the Printable Worksheet Pack
This printable pack consists of 4 printable activity worksheets for your kid/student to conceptualise and design their first superhero.
An origin story idea development worksheet
A super power idea development worksheet
A superhero profile + character concept worksheet
A superhero's arch enemy's profile + character concept worksheet
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