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Design your own superhero mask

Are you looking for something fun to do with your kids? This ‘design your own superhero mask’ activity is a fun activity to do on a rainy day, holiday break, or during the weekend when the weather outside isn’t quite so inviting. Why not do it alongside our how to draw a comic book character as well?

Design your own superhero mask

This rainy day activity is another idea for play alongside a picture book from Trigger Publishing and Upside Down Books. This book, is Superheroes Don’t Get Scared (Amazon affiliate link) by Kate Thompson, illustrated by Clare Elsom (RRP £6.99) from Upside Down Books. This is a new picture book that helps children realise that fear is natural. In an effort to normalise fear, the author helps children to work out that there really is a superhero inside of everyone.

Superheroes Don’t Get Scared by Kate Thompson will work best for children ages 5-7.

superhero mask

The first activity you can do alongside reading this book is a ‘design your own superhero mask‘. We think this is super cool, and allows the kids to get creative with their own idea of what a superhero mask might look like.

This free printable is a fun way to encourage your kids to create their own superheroes……

If you did want to just print out a superhero mask template – we have have another one available on the site, so check this one out too.

You can cut the mask out, attach some string or elastic so your child can pop it on and zoom off to face any fear they have. Whilst decorating the mask, you can talk to your child about why they may be feeling nervous, and explain the messages from the book, that it’s perfectly alright to be scared and that true bravery is in facing your fears.

You can print the superhero mask activity for each child, gather some colouring materials like coloured pencils, crayons and markers. Have your children use kid-friendly scissors to cut along the lines of the superhero mask printable.

Design your own superhero mask

We know you like to see what you are getting before you download your mask – so do check this one out below – simple but effective, we think that you will agree. There are two different superhero mask shapes to choose from as well…

superhero mask shapes

Don’t forget to grab your copy of Superheroes Don’t Get Scared by Kate
Thompson, illustrated by Clare Elsom (RRP £6.99) from Upside Down Books before starting this activity. You can read the book before this ‘design your own superhero mask’ activity and then have fun chatting about emotions while your children transform into little superheroes.

To download this activity, but click on the circular image below, and there you have it!

If you would like to do some more book related activities to help your children with their thoughts and feelings, we have a few from Upside Down Books and beyond – do take a look at them:

Mindfulness activity sheets for kids

We have a few activity sheets from Upside Down Books on the site - take a look at these, but search Mindfulness on KiddyCharts, or choose the heading from the Menu above to explore more.

There are a few ideas from other sites too – so take a look at these as well.

Mindful activities for kids from other sites

Here are a few more ideas for you about mindful activities that your kids can do today.

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Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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