Superheroes and pants
- Qualities of a superhero. What makes someone a superhero? Is it how you look or what you do that is important?
- Charlie’s Superhero Underpants by Paul Bright & Lee Wildish (It could be any book about a super hero really, I just found this one quite fun)
- A super hero cape
- Some superhero gloves
- Some superhero strength (a sign to represent it perhaps)
Ask children to show you their:
- Happy face
- Sad face
- Monster face
- Puppy face
- Superhero faces
At this point you could ask: Is that a superhero face? Why? Why not?
Look at the front of the book and ask
- Is he a superhero?
- Do you have to look like a superhero, to be one?
As you read through the book stop at moments to ask the following questions
- Is he a super hero if he has lost his superhero pants? (when they disappear from the line)
- Can he still save people without his superhero pants?
- Is the yeti a superhero? (when you find out he is wearing the pants)
- Get pupils to put on the various superhero items, each time asking, ‘So are they a (real) superhero?’
- If you are wearing superhero pants are you a superhero?
- Can girls be superheroes?
- Do girls have to have a pink cape?
- Can you be a superhero if you hurt people?
- Should superheroes fight?
- Do you have to fly to be a superhero?
Relating it to people who help
- Are doctors/firemen/teachers superheroes?
- If you save lives are you a superhero?
- If you save animals are you a super hero?