If you were to have any superpower, what would it be? I’m torn between flying (I know, super unoriginal) and teleporting. I guess I just dislike ground travel… As a parent, I feel like we all have wished that teleporting was already invented at one point or another, and I can promise you in a few weeks when I am flying alone with 2 kiddos, I will be praying for teleportation to be a thing IMMEDIATELY.
But since we can’t teleport, we may as well fly a little.
This activity will fill your Lil’ with wonder and excitement as they watch their superhero fly!  We will be working on science, engineering, and fine motor skills.
Grab a FREE copy of the template in the Required Materials section below.

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills

Science

  • Pose “what” and “why” questions about their surrounding
  • Make predictions and perform experiments
  • Understand 3 of the 5 senses to make observations

Engineering

  • Construct models to represent their imagination and objects in the world
  • Build using a variety of materials in both conventional and unconventional ways
  • Use tools with appropriate safety and purpose

Fine Motor Skills

  • Coordinating the use of arms, hands, and fingers together to manipulate objects with increasing accuracy
  • Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills

Science

  • Pose “what,” “why” and “how” questions about their surroundings
  • Make predictions, perform experiments, and discuss results
  • Use 5-senses to make observations

Engineering

  • Construct models to represent their imagination and objects in the world
  • Build using a variety of materials in both conventional and unconventional ways
  • Use tools with appropriate safety and purpose
  • Engage in problem solving activities

Fine Motor

  • Coordinate the use of hands, wrists, and fingers to complete tasks that require more precise movements
  • Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination with increasing accuracy

Required Materials

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Flying Superhero Template

*Balloon

*Straw

*String

*Glue

*Scissors

*Velcro

Step #1
Print and cut out the Flying Superhero Template.

*There is a boy and a girl version, you only need one hero.

Step #2
Glue the superhero to the straw.
Step #3
Cut a long piece of yarn and thread it through the straw.
Step #4

Tie the ends of the sting to two stable objects so they create a zip line.

We tied it to our kitchen chairs.

Step #5
Attach a velcro dot to the straw on the opposite side of the hero.

Attach the other end of the velcro dot to a balloon.

Step #6
Blow up the balloon make sure to squeeze the end shut (don’t tie it).
Step #7
Attach the balloon to the straw using the velcro and release the balloon to watch your hero fly.

Conversations with your Lil’ will turn this exciting activity into a learning activity. Ask questions like:

“Do you think we can make this superhero fly?”

“What do you think will happen when we let go of the balloon?”

“What happened?”

“Why do you think that happened?”

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